Why is Coaching not Prevalent in the Business World?

Why is Coaching not Prevalent in the Business World?

I can come up with several reasons.  But first let’s use a sports analogy. Consider your favorite sports team or individual – or both.  To excel and be the best they can be they all have coaches.  Even down to a kids’ baseball or soccer team.  So why does this seem to be untrue in a majority of the business world?

Is it an ego thing? Like guys not asking for directions?

Do we not want to admit we need help?

A sign of weakness?  

Is it the perception that it is too expensive or not understanding the ROI of coaching? After all it is an investment (and not an expense) in the business AND in the person being coached.

Is it just not on anyone’s the radar?

Or maybe people are confusing business coaching with business consulting?  If this is the case, you might want to brush up with a previous blog to learn the important differences. 

However, what I do know is that there is always more than one way to respond to a business situation or refine a strategy to reach a smarter decision.  I submit that having the counsel of an experienced and knowledgeable person, who you trust and has your interests at heart, can be a good thing.  And, just as in sports, a coach will assist you in reaching your highest business potential.