Within the SME landscape being the boss can be a challenging, solitary role. You’re expected to be at the top of your game, know all of the right moves. Your employees look to you to make the right shots to ensure their financial stability. But who do you turn to for support? Some business owners might be reluctant to bring in a business coach wondering what value they might be able to add? What difference they can actually make?
 
Coaching to me is taking a journey with a client that leaves them in a better place than where they left from (although it might not always be what was expected as the original destination)!
Louise Hutton-Bailey from Oxford Innovation
Within the SME landscape being the boss can be a challenging, solitary role. You’re expected to be at the top of your game, know all of the right moves. Your employees look to you to make the right shots to ensure their financial stability. But who do you turn to for support? Some business owners might be reluctant to bring in a business coach wondering what value they might be able to add? What difference they can actually make?

With these questions in mind, and Wimbledon served back to us for another year, we looked to the top three seeded male tennis stars and to find out why they believe their coaches are crucial to their success:


 

Andy Murray on Coach Ivan Lendl:

The most successful period of my career was while I was working with Ivan. He’s single-minded and knows what it takes to win the big events. I know what he can offer. The experiences he had psychologically helped me in the major competitions and they’re obviously the events I’m trying to win and am competing for. I hope he can bring that same experience and those same benefits that he did last time. (12th June 2017, The Guardian)

Novak Djokovic on Coach Andre Agassi:

We shared a lot of experiences on and off the court, things that he has been through that I can relate to and vice-versa. So having him around is not only great for myself, but also for tennis. I’m just looking forward to spending as much quality time with Andre as I can. (26th June 2017, The Evening Standard)

Roger Federer on Coach Ivan Ljubičić

I always believe there’s new things you can learn, but there’s always sometimes a way of staying motivated, staying hungry. Someone like Ivan can also help do that. I can do a lot by myself, but I need my support team to push me the last 1%, 5%, 10%, whatever it is, because I’m not in the same mood every single day. (29th January 2017, CroatiaWeek)

Business Coaching

It’s easy to see how all these benefits directly translate to running a business too and that’s why Breakthrough can offer one-to-one business coaching from a skilled and experienced coach. Here’s Louise Hutton-Bailey from Oxford Innovation talking about how it works in the business-world:

Coaching to me is taking a journey with a client that leaves them in a better place than where they left from (although it might not always be what was expected as the original destination)!  It is facilitating a journey of discovering, interspersed with tangible assistance in specialist areas.

Cornwall has a vast amount of funded business support that you can take advantage of. Whether you’re just starting out or have been acing business for years why not find out what a business coach could do for you? Come and meet our coaches at the next Breakthrough workshop in Falmouth on 10th and 11th August.

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Written by: Breakthrough Cornwall of Breakthrough Cornwall
Breakthrough offers tailor-made, fully-funded support to anyone in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who wants to start a business or who is in their first 12 months trading.
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