How to Choose a Yoga Business Coach
Choosing a Yoga Business Coach is a big decision. It’s like choosing a mentor, boss, friend, and accountability partner all at the same time. You’re ultimately deciding who’s going to be by your side for the long run, and who you can rely on through thick and thin. This is a fairly daunting decision, but there are a few factors to consider when doing so.
Do you know what the comforting part of this decision is? It’s the very last one that you’ll have to make alone (at least for your business, that is). After that, you’ll have your mentor with you to help you navigate all of the forks in the road.
Making this decision doesn’t have to be time-consuming or tricky. Knowing the factors to consider when choosing a Yoga Business Coach will help you match with the best person for your personality and your business.
Here is everything you need to know when making your choice in a Yoga Business Coach.
Look for Yoga Specific Business Coaching
This may sound obvious, but choose someone that has experience in owning a yoga business. This person is sure to know the niche well, and instead of giving you general business advice, they’ll be giving you advice from both their experience and the experience of working with other successful yoga business owners. This will be far better suited to your success because they will understand the nuances that come with the yoga industry.
The Yogapreneur Collective Yoga Business Coaches are all current or former yoga business owners, plus they have helped dozens of yoga businesses navigate every stage of yoga business ownership.
Someone that is specifically a Yoga Business Coach knows the nuances, the hurdles, and the difficulties faced in a yoga business. They’ll be far better equipped than a general business coach to give you guidance.
Keep in mind that there are plenty of coaches out there that hone in on the business side of things. They have worked with a whole host of different kinds of businesses, so have a broad perspective of how an operation should run. While business coaching is beneficial, why spend money on general business coaching when you can pair with a Yoga Business Coach?
There are also many coaches that focus solely on yoga training. They are experts in the field of yoga but know little about running a business.
It’s rare to find a coach that seamlessly amalgamates the two, merging the yogic AND logical business side of your operation. It’s this kind of coach that you should be looking for. One that’s able to marry bringing in revenue, and sticking to yogic values in the perfect balance. After all, if your coach can’t embody your Yogapreneurial spirit, they’re not equipped to work with you or your business.
Every coach at the Yogapreneur Collective has been extremely successful in their own yoga business before joining our team. They are continually trained on industry best practices so that they are consistently up to date in coaching our clients.
A Coach That Can Provide Resources
A good Yoga Business Coach will be able to provide invaluable resources that you can’t find online or in a book. This is because the only way your coach acquired these resources is through experience. After all, experience is the best teacher.
Look for a Yoga Business Coach that not only has resources behind them but one that has resources that are applicable to you. Not every business is the same, so you need to really get real about what kind of resources your business needs from its newly hired Business Coach.
Each Yoga Business Coach will have their own systems and methods – again, not all of these will work for everyone. So you need to be a little discerning, and a lot honest with yourself. You need to ask yourself what you expect in a partnership, what you need your coach to deliver, and how they will deliver it. Then, you can find someone that works within your parameters.
Remember, just because someone has experience coaching yoga businesses, it doesn’t mean that they’re the right fit for YOUR business. If there’s one thing you get to be picky about, it’s choosing your business coach. After all, they will be alongside you for the long haul. Choose wisely!
The Yogapreneur Collective has created resources that we provide to our coaching clients, and have made them based on what we see work repeatedly. They are effective, and all of our coaches are trained specifically in each resource so that they can help you implement the Yogapreneur Business Method effectively.
A Coach That Can Predict Your Next Steps
You need someone who does more than talk the talk. You need someone who can walk the walk, has walked the walk, and can step into your shoes effectively. You need someone who has been on the ground floor of a business just like yours. This way, they can guide you through the steps to take your business from where it is, to where you want it to be.
We’d never say that our team of Yoga Business Coaches can see the future, but they get darn close to it. Because they’ve seen and done it all, and are currently in the trenches with other businesses like yours, our team is capable of aligning themselves with the purpose, mission, and vision of your business.
The right business coaches are just as passionate about growing your business as you are. As you communicate with your potential Yoga Business Coach, communicate openly and be honest about the state of your business so that they can get an accurate read on where you are and coach you to where you want to be.
The right coach will believe in your vision for your business and help you take the right steps to make it a reality. They will advise you to use tactics that have worked for them and their clients in the past
Your chosen coach will need to believe in your vision for your business in order to help you make your dream a reality. They also need to have a good track record; hard proof that the tactics they’ve used have worked before, leaving you to focus on growing your business rather than spending time doing tons of trial and error.
Pick Someone Who Can Walk You Through It
The Yoga Business Coach of your choosing needs to be someone that’s been through the process of growing a yoga business before – preferably lots of times! Not only that, but they should be able to tell you about how they did it, and what the positive outcomes were. This will help you to put your trust in the coach knowing your business is in the right hands.
A Yoga Business Coach not only needs the yoga business knowledge to be able to help you, but they need to have great coaching skills. How the information is transferred is an important part of learning, and let’s be honest, teaching is a skill that many people simply do not possess. Additionally, someone can be a great teacher but not teach or coach in a way that works for you.
So make sure whoever you’re putting in the passenger seat knows their stuff, and is able to coach you in a way that makes sense to YOU. Remember personalized experience is everything. There’s no one size fits all solution to Yoga Business Coaching.
As a heads up – You need a coach, not a consultant. So someone who simply tells you what to do is probably not going to fit the bill.
Choosing Your Yoga Business Coach
One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a Yogapreneur is who you choose as your copilot. The right person should be someone who sees your business over huge hurdles and supports you through epic growth spurts! So make your decision wisely, you want to have someone on your team for the long haul.
Be sure to choose someone who:
- Specializes in the yoga niche
- Has all the right resources
- Is experienced in the field of yoga business growth
- AND is someone with the ability to coach like a pro.
Do all these things and you’ll surely have found your expert. Good luck on your hunt for the perfect Yoga Business Coach!
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