A COACH OR CONSULTANT CAN PUT YOUR PRACTICE OVER THE TOP
A successful business leader maintains targets and goals and a strategic plan. Growing your business is an endeavor — but who guides you in, say, how to free up a member of your staff who is clearly not fit for the position in which you placed him or her? Who provides you with business or healthcare consultant advice on when and how to delegate, and to whom to entrust some of your responsibilities so you’re not working 24/7?
A good business coach or healthcare consultant can help you see what stands in the way of not achieving what you wish to make happen. A good business coach can guide you slowly or at a more rapid clip on how to get out of your own way on the elements that make up blind spots.
Once you’ve identified a coach or consultant, spend the first meeting providing clarity on business goals, life goals, staff goals, patient numbers, billables, claims, and growth or exit strategy you’d like to see in your practice.
We repeat the patterns that keep us where we wish we weren’t on a daily, weekly or even hourly basis. A good business coach or healthcare consultant is an adept pattern interrupter. You may not be able to see the ways in which you are unknowingly sabotaging your own success or desired outcomes.
Look for goals that are continuously recorded but you can’t seem to make happen. Look for employee issues and complaints that keep coming up no matter who you hire.
Look for patient concerns voiced to you or to staff that sound familiar.
“You have patients who build your practice, and ‘patience’ that allows you to build your practice,” says coaching expert Monica Wofford. “Both are important and also quite different. When you are considering the critical decision of who coaches you, both must be considered. Does your potential coach mirror or at least have a clear understanding of the makeup of your patients?”
When to choose a healthcare consultant
Choosing a business coach is a decision that takes strength and letting go of ego or other impediments. It means you’re ready to learn new skills and make progress in the areas where you struggle or may not have sufficient expertise, and the beneficiary will be your business, and everyone involved.
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