Military Career Solid Base for Business Coaching Business
As of March 2020, the Small Business Administration counted more than 2.5 million U.S. businesses owned by veterans, making up about 9% of all businesses in America. A top business model of choice for veterans is franchise ownership, with 1 in 7 franchises owned by veterans, generating more than $41 billion. But, why? What makes a veteran a strong franchise owner and, specifically, a successful Business Coach?
The fact is that the U.S. military has a proven track record of teaching leadership, strategic planning, creative problem-solving, task execution, and resiliency. Essential to serving in the military, these traits are also essential to business ownership. Because business coaches are typically experienced business owners themselves who decide to use their talents to help other business owners reach their goals, this career path is a natural fit for many military veterans.
The Growth Coach franchise is an attractive career for military veterans who have the proven leadership skills needed to help the thousands of small business owners work on their businesses instead of in their businesses. Among the skills that veterans bring to a successful business coaching career, include:
- Strong communication skills, with an understanding that listening is as important as talking.
- Ability to build relationships and truly get to know the client and their specific needs.
- A genuine interest in helping clients discover their challenges and the best ways to navigate those roadblocks.
- Ability to think strategically to help clients see the gap between where they are right now and where they would like to go.
- Creativity to design strategy and coaching to best suit the individual client.
As certified business coaches, The Growth Coach franchise owners are committed to helping clients discover better ways to manage both their businesses and their lives with the Strategic Mindset® business coaching process. Military veteran and The Growth Coach franchise owner, Corey Frasure notes, “Our programs are about helping you step back from the business and allowing you to see the full picture, create a plan that addresses the challenges, put systems into place, and build a sustainable roadmap forward.”
The goal of business coaching really is to help people and businesses find their “why”. Army veteran and The Growth Coach franchise owner, Mike Williams, explains, “I became a Growth Coach because I wanted to make a positive impact on the lives and businesses in my community. It’s inspiring to me to see business owners set goals – and then achieve those goals – and I’m looking forward to being part of that process. I want to help the business leaders in our area get to the next level.”
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