How often do you see a business coach?

If you’re considering working with a business coach, you are probably wondering how often you would see your business coach. Because we work with hundreds of business owners throughout the UK each year, we have the opportunity to answer tons of questions about working with business coaches.

Here’s an honest and impartial view and insight into how often you should see your business coach.

How often do most business owners see their coach?

The frequency at which you meet with a business coach can vary depending on your needs and goals. Some business owners prefer to meet with a coach on a weekly basis. Others may meet every other week or once a month. The key is to find a schedule that works for you and your business.

The most common option is usually twice a month. That gives the business owner plenty of time to work on their business in between sessions. If you met with a coach every day, you wouldn’t have much time to complete the actions that you set in each session.

On the other hand, if you only saw a coach once every two months, you wouldn’t take many actions.

As a general rule of thumb, weekly or fortnightly sessions that come complete with actions for you to take seem to be right. It gives you plenty of time to take the action and work on the business. It’s also frequent enough to make consistent and steady progress.

Do all coaches see their coaching members as often as that?

Not all coaches see their members or clients on a fortnightly or weekly basis. As an industry, coaching is largely dominated by one-man bands and solopreneur coaches. Because they are mainly small businesses, there doesn’t tend to be “one way.”

Some coaching programmes that are free for example might be running in a format where you see the coach less regularly.

There are other programmes where you would work with a coach intensely and see them every week.

Honestly, everybody does it differently and each coach would argue their preferred method.

What we tend to find are a few principles that tend to be true:

  • The more often you see your coach, the better results you’ll get. Mainly because you’ll take more action and work on the business more.
  • Making sure you see your coach and have actions to complete regularly is critical. If you’re only working on your business sporadically, you’ll be leaving money on the table.
  • Make sure you see your coach at least monthly. If your coach is holding you accountable to completing your 90 day plan but you only see them once or twice a quarter, they won’t have many opportunities to help you or hold you accountable.

Why do I need to see my coach regularly?

Because of the structure of a coaching framework, it can be really important to see a business coach regularly (at least once a month but preferably more).

The framework helps you get clear on your north star. Then work backward to figure out what the annual goals are that will progress you toward your north star. And then get clear on the 90-day goals that will help you complete the annual objectives.

Once you have your 90-day goals, you’ll create a breakdown of weekly actions that progress you toward the completion of the project.

Now if you only see your coach on an occasional basis, you might get stuck on one of the goals. And there’s no one holding you accountable.

Your sessions with the business coach

If you imagine seeing your coach for the first time halfway through the quarter, you’ll start to understand why it’s important to see them regularly. In that meeting (halfway through the 90 days) you’d have to update the coach on your progress towards your 90-day goal, set more actions, discuss any problems, and they would hold you accountable to complete the next round of goals. The only problem is, you wouldn’t see them again until the 90 days were complete.

Compare that to seeing your coach every week or fortnight. In those sessions, you are setting new goals, and the coach is holding you accountable for completing them. You’d be brainstorming new ways to help you complete the 90-day project. The coach could help you overcome any challenges and all of that is happening every week or two. You’re going to get so much more completed than if you only see your coach every month and a half.

How often should I see a business coach?

With all that in mind, we find that the coaching members that see their coach every week or every two weeks tend to get the best results. The timing seems to be ideal. Regular enough to benefit from setting goals and being held accountable for completing them. The amount of action that gets taken dwarfs the action most business owners take without a coach.

But the weekly or fortnightly sessions aren’t too frequent. If the sessions were daily, it can paralyse the person being coached and not give them enough time to take the action.

Does it cost more to see the coach more often?

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that different coaches have different pricing structures. Some may charge by the hour, while others may offer packages for a certain number of sessions. It’s also worth noting that some coaches may offer discounts for booking multiple sessions at once.

With that being said, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of it all. If a coach charges by the hour and you’re seeing them on a more regular basis, it’s likely that the cost will add up. However, it’s important to remember that the benefits of working with a coach are not just about the financial gains. A good coach can help you to achieve your business goals and develop the skills you need to be successful, which can have a positive impact on your bottom line in the long run.

What if they offer packages?

On the other hand, if a coach offers packages, it’s possible that the cost per session may decrease when you book multiple sessions at once. This can be a great option for those who are committed to their business growth and want to make a significant investment in themselves.

It’s also worth considering that seeing a coach more frequently can lead to faster progress and greater results. If you’re serious about taking your business to the next level, investing in more frequent coaching sessions may be a smart move.

In conclusion, the cost of seeing a business coach more often can vary depending on the coach’s pricing structure and how you choose to book your sessions. It’s important to weigh the potential costs against the benefits of working with a coach and make a decision that is best for you and your business. Remember, investing in yourself and your business can pay off in the long run.

To take a look at Action Coaches’ prices and programmes just click here.

Does it benefit a member to see their coach more often?

A straightforward answer to this question is yes. The only caveat is if you see a coach too regularly as mentioned above. If you start having daily coaching sessions, you might just slip into paralysis and procrastination.

But here’s the thing, it’s not just about having that initial meeting with a business coach and calling it a day. Seeing your coach regularly is key to making real progress and achieving your goals. Think of it like going to the gym – you can’t just go once and expect to see results, you have got to keep at it. Bottom line, if you’re serious about taking your business to the next level, seeing your coach regularly is a no-brainer.

A look at how often Action Coach members see their business coach

At Action Coach we have a range of programmes. The cheaper programmes are cheaper because there’s less 121 contact with our business coaches. The more expensive programmes increase the frequency of seeing our coaches 121.

For example, our “standard programme” is just £166+VAT per month. On that programme you’ll see the coach in our group sessions and through our learning portal (digitally).

On the other hand, our 121 programmes start at £1333+VAT per month. They are more expensive, but you get regular 121 time with our business coaches.

For a detailed look into our programmes and prices just click here or take a look at the image below.

How often should you see a business coach?

How often should you see a business coach?