Are you looking for a business coach who understands the bookkeeping industry?

Are you finding it difficult to motivate yourself or your team? Do you find you get distracted from your important goals? Is your work/life balance or stress level getting out of control? If so, Savvy can help. 

HOW A BUSINESS COACH CAN HELP a bookkeeper running a small business

The following areas are vital to, not only having a successful business but to ensuring the longevity and wellbeing of yourself in the process. Too many of us find it hard to slow down, and often it’s a health scare or burnout that leads us to get help. Others find it hard to make sure they are heading in the right direction, and are afraid of making the wrong decisions.

If you’re needing help with communication, goal setting, business planning, emotional intelligence or work/life balance, then a business coach can help.

MOTIVATION & FOCUS

  • Stay commited to the bigger picture
  • Overcome roadblocks and setbacks
  • Stop getting stuck on the same things
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GOAL SETTING & VISION

  • Clearly articulate your vision
  • Choose goals that fit the big picture
  • Mapping out steps to get there

BUSINESS PLANNING

  • Get a “sounding board” for your ideas
  • Find a new direction in your business
  • Re-ignite purpose in your work

COMMUNICATION

  • Get along better with staff & clients
  • Align staff with your business vision
  • Feel more confident at sales

WORK/LIFE BALANCE

  • Re-connected with people outside work
  • Effectively manage your stress
  • Have someone to talk to

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  • Learn how to say “no”
  • Slow down and avoid burnout
  • Understand personalities

COACHING FAQs

Why engage a coach?

In agreement with the research, we can help you to transition through change, act as a sounding board and help you address behaviours and thinking that might be holding you back.

How much does it cost?

12 coaching sessions will cost you $6,600 and there are payment plans available. Include in this price is an online portal to track your goals and progress, as well as 12 monthly mastermind group sessions with other mentorship and coaching clients.

To find out more, or get your questions answered, you can book a free 15-minute session. If you want to “try-before-you-buy” we also offer an initial one-hour session for $495.

How long does it take?

We ask our clients to commit to a minimum of 12 sessions. These sessions can be used fortnightly or monthly (over 6-12 months). This ensures there is time to experience real changes, as well as an opportunity to build rapport and connection, as well as the trust required for growth.

Of course, you can expect to start getting results sooner than 12 months, you need to allow yourself that extra space to open up and grow. Many of our clients stay on long after the first 12 sessions are over.

Will a coach help with only business issues?

Our clients rarely join Savvy to work on their personal issues; most come to us seeking help about the “how to” of running their bookkeeping business. However, as they discover more about their business goals, in the process personal issues are often uncovered. These are things holding them back, causing stress and burnout, and communication problems that stem into life-outside-work.

Running a bookkeeping business can be pervasive, meaning that the stresses and issues from work can overflow into other areas of life. As we seek to ensure that our clients develop professionally, we understand the importance of taking a holistic approach.

What to look for in a coach?

Most of our clients aren’t looking for a trained psychologist, or someone with qualifications. Our clients approach us asking three main questions; Will we get along? Do you care? Can you help me?

That said, we are currently studying towards a formal qualification of Diploma of Business Coaching, in order to have more tools available as well as providing a standard of conduct and ethics.

These studies should be complete by the end of 2018.

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” – Jesus

Coaching Philosophy

Coaching vs Counselling

Although there may be some overlap, coaching is not counselling.

Counselling is focused on resolving past issues. Coaching is focused on the present and the future.

Coaching is not suitable for people with addictions or drug dependencies, or mental illness.

Coaching is not or people who are recovering from abuse and trauma.

If you are experiencing an of the above, you should seek advice from a trained professional first.

Coaching vs Mentoring

Whilst your mentor is at least one step ahead of you, their role is to pave the way as an expert or a guide.

In coaching, you are the expert meeting with your peer. Your coach is a sounding board for your thoughts and ideas.

While a mentor will have an idea on where you want to go and work to lead you through the steps to get there, a coach facilitates your journey to pave the way.

Your coach is not there to teach you, but to provide a space for you to make discoveries.

Coaching Philosophy

You, the client, are the expert in your life and work, and your coach sees you as creative, resourceful, and able.

Your opinions and unique background are valued and taken into consideration at all times.

You set the agenda for the sessions.

You have the answers within you, your coach helps draw them out through listening and asking open-ended questions.

You are encouraged on a journey of self-discovery.

You coach will keep you accountable but you are responsible for your own actions.

More than just a business coach

A business coach who understands the unique needs of bookkeepers running a small business, and who has the tools, techniques and training to help you reach your goals.