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Revolutionize Your Leadership to Grow Your Small Business

Executive Coaching

Out of the Box Advisors'
Executive Coaching

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Congratulations on taking the first step towards improving your leadership prowess to ensure small business's success!

 

As a highly experienced executive coaching service, we understand the challenges of adapting your leadership style as your business grows and evolves.

Transitioning from a day-to-day business owner into an "Executive" is no easy feat. We work closely with you to revolutionize your mindset, skillset, and leadership style, transforming you into the executive you need to be to take your small business to new heights.

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What is an Executive Coach?

What is a Busness Coach?

Let's start with the basics: what is an executive coach?

A small business executive coach is a professional who specializes in coaching and guiding small business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives to achieve their goals and enhance the success of their business. 

They work with clients to improve their skills and behaviors related to key executive functions, such as strategic thinking, leadership skills, emotional intelligence, and more.

 

At Out of the Box Advisors, we take the time to understand your unique needs and goals to develop a personalized coaching strategy that equips you with the tools you need to become an effective executive within your small business.

 

Our customized approach is designed to help you develop the skills and mindset necessary to overcome obstacles, make strategic decisions, and achieve your desired outcomes. 

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Why Hire a Busness Coach?
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why should a small business hire an executive coach?

Expertise and personal growth are great reasons to hire an executive coach. Out of the Box Advisors’ core mission is to lower your stress managing your business and help you sleep better at night.

Achieve your Leadership Goals

Our executive coaches help small business owners achieve their leadership goals by providing personalized guidance and support.

 

We help identify strengths and weaknesses, devise development plans, and provide feedback and accountability to ensure progress towards goals. This process is designed to  help individuals develop critical leadership skills, such as communication, delegation, motivation, and decision-making abilities.

 

By working with an executive coach, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of their leadership style, build confidence, and learn how to lead effectively in any situation, ultimately achieving their leadership goals and driving success for their business.

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Learn how to Lead from the C-Suite

By developing executive skills, you can improve your overall business strategy, make better decisions, and increase productivity. By developing these and other skills, you can prepare for future growth and scale your business more effectively.

At Out of the Box Advisors, we specialize in coaching small business owners and entrepreneurs to become more effective leaders. We can help you develop the skills, mindset, and strategies necessary to succeed in a leadership role and drive success for your business.

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How are we different from other Exective Coaches?

How are we different?

We only work with Small, Local Businesses

We don’t work with those large corporations that cause you headache day in and day out. Our entire purpose is to help the Davids of the business world take on the Goliaths.

We only work with businesses with the expectation of a long-term mutually beneficial relationship

​We are not the type of consultant to walk through doors, promise you the world in a month, take your hard earned money and then never see them again. We go in from the beginning with the mindset that we want to grow with you year after year.

Our knowledge is derived from successful strategies implemented in the C-suite of multimillion dollar companies

We bring the experiences and knowledge gained from those ‘big businesses’ to benefit the entrepreneur who invests their heart and soul into their small business. You gain the tools that those corporations have, at the local level.

Over 90% of our clients stay on board with us for at least 3 years or more

As a product of our long-term mindset, we often foster years of loyalty from our clients. We actively care about our clients. We know that your business feeds yours and your employee’s families as well as providing you a sense of joy. We want to empower that!

We have experience in every aspect of running a successful business. We have the resources to find a solution to your unique difficulties.

Aside from the occasional industry specific issue, most businesses, big or small, encounter all the same problems. Regardless if it’s Public Relations, Marketing Strategy, Executive Leadership, etc. we have the information your business needs to succeed.

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Core Areas We Help Small Businesses Owners Become Better Leaders

How can we help?

Strategic Thinking

By honing your strategic thinking skills, you can elevate your ability to analyze your business environment, recognize opportunities and threats, and devise a plan to achieve your business goals. Strategic thinking is a critical component of effective decision-making, resource allocation, and staying ahead of your competitors.

 

Our team of expert executive coaches is dedicated to helping you enhance multiple facets of strategic thinking. We will work with you to cultivate a growth mindset that enables you to approach challenges with a positive and proactive attitude. Additionally, we will guide you through conducting comprehensive competitive analyses to gain a better understanding of your market landscape and how you can differentiate yourself from competitors.

By partnering with us, you will have access to expert guidance and support to develop your strategic thinking skills. These skills will help you become a more effective and successful leader, able to navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities in today's dynamic business environment.

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LEadership Skills

As a leader, you are responsible for guiding your team towards success. To do this effectively, you need strong leadership skills. Whether you are a new manager or a seasoned executive, there is always room for improvement when it comes to leadership.

Effective leadership involves a combination of technical skills, such as project management and strategic planning, as well as soft skills, such as communication and emotional intelligence. To be an effective leader, you need to be able to inspire and motivate your team, communicate clearly and effectively, and make sound decisions under pressure.

At Out of the Box Advisors, we understand the importance of strong leadership skills. Our executive coaching programs are designed to help you develop the skills you need to lead your team to success. Our experienced coaches work with you to identify areas for improvement and develop a customized plan to help you achieve your goals.

We focus on practical strategies and techniques that you can apply immediately in your daily work. Investing in your leadership skills is an investment in your team and your organization. Let Out of the Box Advisors help you unlock your potential as a leader and take your team to new heights.

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a crucial skill for anyone in a leadership role, as it allows you to communicate effectively, build strong relationships, and make sound decisions.

At Out of the Box Advisors, we understand the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace. Our executive coaching programs are designed to help you develop your emotional intelligence and apply it to your leadership role.

Our experienced coaches work with you to identify your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to emotional intelligence. We then develop a customized plan to help you improve in areas such as self-awareness, empathy, and relationship management.

We focus on practical strategies and techniques that you can apply immediately in your daily work. Whether you need help with conflict resolution, team building, or communication skills, our coaching programs can help you develop your emotional intelligence and become a more effective leader.

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Who we work with

Who we work with

However, if you’re looking for more of a data driven idea of who we work with, we typically work with small businesses with less than 50 employees or so. It’s a critical part of our process to work directly with the owner to be most effective in transforming a business.

 

We do not have any limitations on how many locations or areas that a client operates within. In fact, we hope that we expand your current geographical or impactful footprint!

 

This is by far not an exhaustive list, but here are a few of the top industries we love working with:

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Home Service businesses

Home services businesses are some of our very favorite clients to work with. These types of small business owners are blue collar, hard-working, and experts in their craft. You’re likely an excellent tradesperson or service provider, but either your day-to-day activities providing your services take up too much of your day to tackle business focused items or maybe those areas just aren’t your forte. This is where a business advisor comes in handy!

 

Some example of home service businesses includes:

HVAC - Air Conditioning services

The AC services industry is packed with competition. With such a full market, you must be constantly working on your business’ marketing or improving your operations in order to stay one step ahead. If you’re operating in this space, you know that the “big” players have a significant financial advantage. We help you compete with those big players which leads to you eventually being the biggest player on the field. 

Pest Control Services

Regulations, routing, service effectiveness…. As a small pest control operator with a few technicians working with you, you know that these tasks soak up your time, but are critically important. How are you handling that workload? Are you able to manage it so that it works at your current capacity? What about growing to add the next technician or three? With one of our advisors we can provide you all the guidance to achieve those goals!

Electricians

Much like the HVAC industry, it would seem that there’s a competitor around every corner. Is the solo electrician working out of his home or service truck beating you on your bids? If so, what are you doing to research your pricing or bidding strategies? This is a great example of how hiring a business coach can help you win more projects or service calls.

Medical - Mental Health Providers

Let’s start with this question:

 

Does your office manager hold the success of your practice in their hands like a baby bird? Unfortunately, this is both an extremely common item as well as terrifying. 

 

Medical professionals have extensive training within their fields of study, but often have minimal or no business management experience. When this happens it is highly common for them to hire a business-office manager that has the basic knowhow to operate the business. While this choice makes logical sense, especially early on in your practice, it is extremely risky. What happens if there is an office dynamic issue or the person is poached by your competitor? 

 

When you have a business advisor on your team you mitigate this risk by empowering you as the business owner to hold the keys to their business instead of delegating that power to an employee. 

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Retail or E-commerce shops

Retail businesses are simultaneously the easiest and most complex businesses to operate. 

 

On one hand, you have a product that you wish to sell and a location (or website) in order to sell them. From a marketing standpoint it all comes down to foot traffic or website visits. As long as you can manage that you’ll likely succeed at sales assuming you have a product with a positive value proposition. 

 

On the other hand, you have all the logistics of inventory management, fulfillment, shipping expenses, product photos, etc. etc. etc….  There are a lot of balls that must be juggled in order to ensure that your cash flows remain consistent along with maintaining profitability. 

 

We have the knowledge and experience needed to both maximize your operations and profits. With a business coach on your team, you’ll always have a resource to help you dig through the business intelligence data that will ultimately lead to a bigger bottom line. 

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What's our process

What's our process?

Here's what you can expect with our process: 

Initial Meeting

We meet with the business owner(s) and work with them on identifying their top 3 priorities from their perspective. In addition, through our own analysis, we also identify 3 of the small business’ biggest ticket items that are either hurting their business or could create growth. 

1.

Prioritization and planning

We work with you to prioritize these top issues and create a unique plan with specific tasks required to be completed by the business owner. We include deadline goals or expectations and help all within the business realize why these changes need to be implemented.

2.

Accountability monitoring

We then monitor progress made by the business owner and guide them to make sure the necessary tasks are completed to the highest quality.

3.

Quantify and qualify

We monitor the client’s key performance indicators (KPIs) as tasks continue to be completed. This helps quantify your business in terms of success both in tandem with your projects and independent of them.

4.

Continual re-evaluation

Throughout our process it is highly common for us to uncover previously unknown items. Whenever one of these items becomes available we repeat step 2 as needed. 

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What's A typical Client's experience

What can you expect?

Before working with us

Many clients we tend to work with are highly stressed and full of frustration towards aspects of their business.

 

Before working with our executive coaches clients tend to find themselves “in over their head.” Tasks that are essential to complete to be successful aren’t given the proper attention they deserve. 

 

Many of our clients are extremely knowledgeable in their respective fields, but lack confidence to execute essential business operations to grow their business.

 

Perhaps you feel that even while your business is growing, it isn’t at the rate you expected it to.

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While working with us

While working with us, our clients start to relax, and their stress levels are lowered. They become confident in our plan and it improves their outlook for their business.

 

Business owners will have an expert on hand around the clock to answer any questions or discuss subjects they may be having reservations about.

 

Our custom plan will be created, and we will guide our clients to accomplishing tasks necessary to advance our goals and strategies.

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after working with us

Our clients consistently report feeling relaxed and confident as a result of working with us. This is because we prioritize a holistic approach to coaching that takes into account not only your business objectives but also your personal wellbeing. We believe that true success is achieved through a balance of professional achievement and personal fulfillment, and we strive to help our clients achieve both.

When you partner with us, you are not just hiring a coach, you are joining a community. We foster a supportive and collaborative environment where you can connect with other like-minded individuals who are also working towards their goals. By joining our community, you will have access to a wealth of knowledge and resources that will further accelerate your growth and success.

So if you're looking to take your business to the next level while also achieving a sense of personal fulfillment and balance, look no further than our team. Work with us and feel the zen!

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Hire a Top ranked Small Business executive Coach to create growth

We are nationally ranked!

We were recently ranked 12th nationally and #1 in Charlotte, NC as a Top Small Business Consultancy. We have the knowledge, experience, and most importantly the results!

 

If you find yourself feeling stressed and maybe a bit less confident about your business, contact us today.

 

We’d love to get to know you and find the best solutions to grow your business.

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