Rescuer or coach – what is your role in your business?

Common belief is that a business owner needs to be the expert in many fields but is this true?

If a business owner is the master of every area of his business, does this not make him a doer and not a leader? In reality, it makes him a rescuer – which does not sound like a bad thing, but it is not the right role for a growing business. What is required is a coach. The role of a coach is to aid the development of new skills in others and provide support in achieving goals. When a business owner put his coaching hat on, things will really start to happen within the business. Being a rescuer is hard work but very frustrating as the outcome will not be equal to the amount of effort put in. Whereas if the business owner acts as a coach, he will have multiple sources of resource at his disposal. The staff will be empowered by the support, which in turn will lead to business growth.

Switching mindset from rescuer to coach is not as simple. It can feel like relinquishing control. This is where a Business Mentor can assist with the transition from working in the business to being an entrepreneur.

Setting the scene and implementing the changes can seem daunting but with the right guidance it is a journey worth making. Clear goal setting and strategic planning will enable you to work through the new objectives for your staff. Your Business Mentor will ensure you have a trusted advisor by your side. Growing the potential of your business from within not only benefits your bottom line – it also makes your business more resilient.

A Business Mentor is here for you and your business because both are sides of the same coin. Only by working in harmony will you reach your goals and full potential.

To discover more links between you and your business, take up the offer of a complimentary mentoring session. You can experience a mentoring session for yourself and see what benefits it will bring.


Anne Williams

Director & Business Mentor

Wokingham, Maidenhead, Windsor, Runnymede, Weybridge, Bracknell, Slough