Hi Brad, I have recently been to one of your seminars and have also had a meeting with a coach local to us. I am an owner of a Ceramic Wall and Floor tiling company whose customers are building contractors and developers. As I am sure you appreciate, the construction industry is quite unique! My question is, do you feel that your systems are suited to a business within the construction industry? I can understand how some of the things that you and your coaches talk about can work in a shop situation but not sure about within my company. I am keen to use the Coaching but obviously don’t want to waste time and money!
First off, let’s clarify that the systems that our coaches teach our clients are not “our” systems. They aren’t necessarily the same systems we utilize within ActionCOACH. Instead, we teach business owners how to build and implement their own systems into their business. We teach business owners how to be generalists who can work and run any type of business, because they know the principles that work…While it’s true that not every system works in every business, for the most part systems are how you turn yourself from being self-employed to being an actual business owner. Systems are how you gain the ability work ON the business, not IN it and they are vital to your company’s long term success and growth.
Obviously, each business should develop its own systems based on its needs and what it provides to its customers, so your systems aren’t going to be the same systems that a restaurant or a flower shop would employ, but the reasons for those systems and, hopefully, the outcomes will be the same. The ideal outcome is a smoother running organization, more cashflow and profits, happier customers and more time to enjoy life for the owner.
For you, the challenge is to tailor those systems to meet your business. ActionCOACH has been helping business owners for two decades and we’ve worked with more companies in your field than I can begin to count so the systems we teach will certainly work for you and your company. You’ve just got to take Action and commit…
All the best,
Date: December 12, 2013