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Business Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies by Steve Crabb, Marie Taylor

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Chapter 3

Assessing Clients’ Needs before Coaching

In This Chapter

arrow Focusing on organisations

arrow Guiding entrepreneurs

arrow Working with family-owned businesses

arrow Nurturing intrapreneurs

arrow Making a difference with socially oriented businesses

Every organisation you get to coach is unique compared to any other organisation you work with, no matter how similar many may seem to be on the surface. Even organisations in the same industry sector have different people, processes, clients, values, suppliers and so on. In this chapter, we explore how to help different folks navigate through the complex array of decisions they must make, and ultimately guide them to say ‘yes’ to having a coach or mentor. We look at types of organisations that although unique, share common specific needs. Then we address how to tailor your coaching and mentoring to meet those needs.

The actual content of the coaching and mentoring sessions varies depending on the subject matter. We cover interventions, tools and techniques ...

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