It’s the little things that make the big things possible.
Where coaching businesses are concerned, it is the systems and processes you’ve adopted that determine how far you will go.
Any serious business person worth their weight will tell you upfront that a business without systems and processes isn’t a business at all.
Does your coaching business have predefined systems in place? If not, don’t worry we’re going to show you what you can do to transform it into a respectable practice.
1. Systems are the foundation of your business
What makes a business a business if not its systems and processes?
Author, speaker, and marketing consultant John Jantsch couldn’t agree more: “At its core, a fully functioning business is basically a set of systems and processes.”
According to award-winning author and Yale professor W. Edwards Deming, “94% of all failure is a result of the system…not people.”
Systems are therefore the foundation of your business. They determine how far you go, how much and how fast you can grow. Fortunately, you don’t have to figure everything out on your own.
JMJ has been helping clients build their coaching practices for 8 years. We understand the type of help that coaches need with their business. We have developed excellent systems and processes to help your business reach its full potential.
2. Systems and processes help you grow your business
You cannot manage what you cannot measure and subsequently, you cannot grow something that has no systems. Without systems, it is difficult to move forward and expand properly. One of the leading causes of failure in business is expanding without taking into consideration the systems the business is running upon.
Having good coaching systems and processes in place will enable you to work smarter, faster, and more strategically. Good systems will reduce wasted time. They will help you to foresee and plan for obstacles and challenges. The best way to profit from systems so that you can grow steadily is to make sure that they are deeply ingrained in your company culture.
3. Good processes increase productivity
Anything that can be measured can be improved. With the proper systems in place, you’ll be able to keep track of the number of talks you gave per week, per month, per year. You’ll be able to see which times business is slow so you can work out marketing plans to increase your speaking engagements.
There is a proverb which says that if you don’t have time to do it right with systems you will have to make time to do it all over again. Good systems are simply ways of doing things well which will increase your ability to reach your goals.
4. Systems and processes allow you to plug the leaks in your business
A small leak will sink a great ship. Robert Kiyosaki put it this way, “For a business to survive and thrive, 100% of the systems must be functioning and accountable. It’s not the systems that you know about that are the problem – it’s the systems you are not aware of that cause you to crash.”
For many of our clients when we sit down with them to assess areas they need help with, they are often surprised by things they did not know about or hadn’t as yet put into place. One of these areas concerns the development of an online and social media presence. We live in a generation that’s constantly plugged in. Failure to establish an online presence can be the leak that’s causing you to lose a lot of business.
5. Good systems and processes give you freedom
Good systems free you up to do that which is really important. This is because systems do not revolve around a person. Whether you’re on holiday or not, the systems will keep the business running as it should. This is especially true if you’re working with a team like JMJ.
We’ll take over and manage your diary. We’ll schedule and book speaking engagements and hire venues. We’ll keep in touch with your clients on your behalf. We’ll manage the back-end of the business ensuring that it operates as it should so you can go on that vacation you’ve been dreaming of or go out to network more.
Why JMJ – EA for a Day?
We’ve been helping client’s build their coaching practices for 8 years. With a long list of clients in Australia and overseas we understand the type of help that coaches need with their business. Our clients’ service Ministry, Professional Services and C Level Executives around the world. We understand confidentiality and operate only with the utmost integrity, we walk the walk and talk the talk.
Book an appointment with us and let’s see how we can help you improve your current systems and processes.