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Business Coaching (10)
You should look for a business coach who has experience in running a business themselves and who is curious about who you are, what your business does, how it makes money, where you want to grow your business, and how all this fits into your whole life and personal goals. Copper Beech Co. has many decades of business, finance, and leadership experience – and we put your happiness and emotional welfare at the centre of every coaching session.
Signs that you need to hire a business coach include feeling stuck in your business, feeling frustrated or lacking motivation concerning your business growth or having to tackle the same business problems repeatedly. Many people seek out Copper Beech Co. business coaching services when they feel lonely, isolated, and unsure of how to move forward to grow their business.
A business coach helps you to build your business by helping you solve problems and define a long-term strategy. Copper Beech Co. business coaching will help you start a new business, run your existing business better, to scale and grow your business, or to gain investor buy-in.
You can expect business coaching to help you grow your business faster, stronger and more sustainably. Copper Beech business coaching will give you support and structure to define how your business should look and operate within your lifestyle, and personal and financial goals.
Business coaches can have a wide range of qualifications. Peter Brown, CEO of Copper Beech Co., has forty years of finance and business operations as well as many years of coaching business owners through the Business Development Bank of Canada and through his own practice. Peter’s expertise on financial matters is much sought after and valued by many business owners he’s coached.
A business coach can cost various amounts, but Copper Beech Table of Captains mastermind group coupled with one hour of one-to-one business coaching with Peter Brown, costs $485 per month. Business coaching is an investment that pays for itself with enhanced business growth and efficiencies resulting from the coaching advice.
Business coaching does give you a return on your investment. Manchester University studied the impact of executive coaching and found that it had an ROI of six times the value of the cost of the coaching. Clients who have participated in Copper Beech Co.’s coaching services uniformly report that the cost of the coaching is returned to them swiftly in faster growth and business success.
Business coaching will take 5 hours per month. Your time commitment is one half-day meeting with the Table of Captains mastermind group and one hour of one-to-one coaching with Peter Brown. Our clients appreciate the meetings being half-day as it is often hard to get a full day away from the business.
A business coach is right for you if you wish you had a sounding board to help you decide where to focus your business activities. Peter Brown offers a free phone meeting where you can speak with him prior to moving forward to join the Table of Captains mastermind group and one-to-one business coaching, to see if it’s right for you.
Executive Team Coaching (7)
You can get your executive team to work better together by hiring a business coach who knows how to work with groups of business leaders to reach a common goal. Copper Beech Co. has worked with many executive teams to help them work for effectively together to help the company succeed.
Executive leadership coaching is the process of developing you and your team as leaders with unlimited potential for business growth and success. Copper Beech Co. will develop an executive coaching program to help your leadership team align with your company’s purpose and business goals.
An executive coach will act as a sounding board and guide to help your company’s leaders gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve their growth potential, and work more effectively with each other and the people they lead. Copper Beech Co. will spend the time to understand your company and your leadership team to develop a growth plan.
The benefits of executive coaching include faster, stronger business growth, better responsiveness to market demands and customer needs, and a more harmonious and fulfilling work environment. As the labour market gets tighter, having strong leaders in your company will make you employer of choice and Copper Beech Co. can help your executive team become leaders people want to learn from. Your company will attract great business talent.
Executive coaching works by contacting email@example.com to discuss your company, your executive team and your business goals. Copper Beech Co. will work with your executive team in regular facilitated group meetings and one-to-one coaching sessions to help your team’s development align with your strategic objectives.
There is a return on investment for executive coaching. The International Coach Federation (ICF) reports that coaching usually has a return on investment of between $4 and $8 for every dollar invested. Copper Beech Co.’s business coaching clients consistently report that the money they invested in our coaching services was returned to them swiftly, helping them become more profitable.
The time required for your executive team to engage in coaching activities will vary with your goals and schedule. Copper Beech Co. usually recommends your executive team work with us as a group once a quarter for one half-day session and that each of your executive team members work with us one on one for one hour a quarter.
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Family Business advising (8)
You should structure a family business to ensure that the health of both the business and the family relationships are honoured. Family businesses have unique nuances, needs and goals. Copper Beech Co. specializes in helping family businesses thrive.
A family business is defined as any business that is owned and actively managed by more than one member of a family. As soon as you bring someone into the business, even on a part-time basis, who is also a family member – you have created a family business.
A family business advisor will help the business leaders grow the company to ensure its long-term health and sustainability while navigating and honouring the family’s emotional connections, needs and goals. Copper Beech Co. specializes in helping family businesses balance the business dynamics with the familial relationships and needs.
A family business differs from other types of businesses because they are more emotionally complex. A non-family business can make very difficult business decisions and discipline or part ways with employees if they feel it will be better for the business. Family businesses are still faced with the same difficult situations but, the family relationship extends beyond the business. Copper Beech Co. knows how to help family businesses protect both the business and the family with strong strategy and communication.
You know your family business needs a family business advisor when you are faced with issues that may include sibling rivalry, succession planning decisions, family employment policies, divorce, non-family influences or disagreements as to company direction. Copper Beech Co. has helped many family businesses work through these business issues.
A family business has special issues because there are deeper commitments and emotions intertwined with the operational and strategic business decisions. Family businesses also differ because non-family employees do not have the same growth opportunities. Copper Beech Co. will help you parse out these different issues and to develop a strategy for business growth and personal peace and happiness.
A family business can ruin a family if the natural power dynamics and control issues that exist in all companies is allowed to seep into the family dynamics. Family businesses who work with Copper Beech Co. are better able to protect their business and their family from stress and loss. Copper Beech Co. helps family businesses plan for growth and happiness.
A family business coach can help with strategic planning and succession. Family businesses who proactively work with Copper Beech Co. can enjoy all that they’ve built, emotionally and financially. The family businesses who work with Copper Beech Co. also see their legacy live on as future generations work in and grow with the businesses they’ve created.
Mastermind Group (10)
A peer business coaching group is where two or more business leaders come together to discuss and support each other regarding business practices, business trends, and strategic planning.
You know you need a peer business coach when you are wanting to shift your business in a new or more evolved direction. You may feel frustrated or need someone to share your ideas with to get feedback. If you miss being part of a team and learning from others, that is a sign that peer business advising might be the right fit for you.
Peer business coaching differs from one-to-one coaching because you will be interacting with a group of like-minded people who are advising you while you offer advice and insight to them in return. With one-to-one coaching, all the focus is on you and the advice flows from the coach to you. Copper Beech Mastermind gives you the best of both worlds as each month you have both the peer group business advising session and a one-to-one business coaching session.
Peer business coaching works by a group of business leaders meeting regularly to discuss pre-determined topics that the group agrees to work on together. The meetings are facilitated to ensure everyone gets a chance to discuss their business challenges and opportunities. The group members share their experience with each other so everyone can benefit from the group well of knowledge.
Mastermind group is a term created by Napoleon Hill, the famous author of the book Think and Grow Rich. Hill states that “The Mastermind principle consists of an alliance of two or more minds working in perfect harmony for the attainment of a common definite objective. Success does not come without the cooperation of others.” Copper Beech Mastermind Group follows the same philosophy, and we complement the group sessions with one-to-one sessions, so you get the best of both worlds.
The Copper Beech Mastermind group meets one half-day per month. The meetings are structured with key topics and agendas, so the goals of the group are met. There are often guest speakers who will offer advice on key topics like: human resources, finance, marketing, and strategic planning. Group members will have time to ask questions and bring a problem they are wrestling with to the group for input.
A mastermind group differs from peer business coaching because a mastermind group is led by a trained facilitator who ensures that the goals of the meeting are met and that all participants have a chance to ask questions, contribute and get the answers to their business problems they are looking for.
You should join a mastermind group to benefit from the experience and support of people who are also business owners and leaders. The Copper Beech Table of Captains mastermind group promises that you’ll “get your answers questioned” – in other words, you can share your plans with like-minded business peers who may have input that can save you from making a business mistake.
The benefits of joining a mastermind / peer business coaching group include guidance from other successful entrepreneurs, workshops with guest speakers on vital business topics, networking to expand your market reach, comradery, and support from a group of friendly people – so you as a business owner and leader don’t feel so alone. The current members of the Table of Captains mastermind group all say that they love having goals, support in strategic planning and accountability to keep them on track to growth and success.
You can join the Copper Beech Table of Captains mastermind group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can have a discussion with Copper Beech Co. CEO Peter Brown and then attend a Table of Captains meeting to see if you enjoy the experience of being in a mastermind group.