Frequently Asked Questions about Business Coaching
What types of service do you offer?
If you are starting a new business from the ground up and feel overwhelmed by all the details or if you’ve been running your business for several years, and reached a plateau or feel burned out, I want to connect with you and show you strategies and tactics you can use to grow your business and get more customers, while also re-discovering or enhancing your passion for what you do.
Additionally I focus on business – life balance. Most business owners don’t know how to clock out from their business. I teach them how to do this and why it can actually be beneficial for their business success. I integrate mindfulness practices into my coaching, which will help you slow down and reevaluate your priorities.
What are Mindfulness Practices?
Mindfulness Practices are techniques that help you and your employees become reflective and creative. We tune out the chaos and information overload of the environment and help you focus on what is really important: Your vision for your business and the actions you will take to realize your vision. Mindfulness practices will help you and your employees become more creative and empowered, while also creating a business culture of rapport and creativity.
Why do businesses need business coaching?
Business owners feel overwhelmed by everything that’s involved in running a business. They’ve developed an excellent product or service, but don’t get new clients, or have trouble retaining the clients they do have. They aren’t sure what to do, and so they try doing everything, but have no focus or clarity in their marketing plan or business.
I provide the necessary support to help the business owner achieve clarity on what needs to be prioritized in order for the business to grow. I teach business owners how to let go of what they don’t want to do so that they can do what they love.
Additionally, if your business has employees, you need them to get on board with your vision. I help employees connect to the business vision and invest their effort and energy into turning it into a reality.
My Role as Your Coach
My role as your coach is to help you develop a strategic plan of action that you can take to take your goals from imagination and turn them into reality. Together we will develop reasonable goals and objectives, as well as actions to take to fulfill them. We will measure the effectiveness of the actions in fulfilling your goals, and we will also make sure that the actions you are taking are in line with the value that you want to receive from working with me. I will always honor your agenda and goals and never offer advice without first asking if you want it. With my coaching what I provide you is the following:
- More referrals.
- More focus and clarity on your marketing.
- More time to enjoy life.
- More strong business relationships.
- Peace of mind and heart, knowing your business is growing.
- An empowered business culture that supports and sustains your business vision.
“I know Taylor’s work as a coach through my friendship with him – but with his friends he’s more than glad to do coaching. He’s got ambition for the job, a concern for people, and principles about what he does – as “fun” as life coaching sounds, Taylor takes it as seriously as anything, even when helping his friends. He’s helped me clarify a some career and life goals – when I myself am usually the person others to to for such advice. A rising star to watch for in Social Media and Business Coaching.”
–Steven Savage, San Francisco, CA
“I recently attended an evening seminar on social networking presented by Taylor. I came away with some great new ideas, and a better understanding of the use of social networking. That is a superlative accomplishment, given that I already consider myself technically proficient and web-savvy.”
– Scott Buntin, President of ASAP Mac and PC Services
“As a business coach, Taylor provides small business owners the tools to keep ahead of the social networking learning curve. His knowledge is beneficial to anyone who has a desire to nurture a business utilizing online social networking sites.”
–Zoe Johnson Owner of USquared
Why did you choose a dragon as your logo?
I was born in the Chinese year of the Fire Dragon. I’ve always been interested in Chinese history and mythology. In Chinese mythology, the Dragon is a being of wisdom, intelligence, strength, and power. It’s pearl represents all of these attributes. I chose the dragon as my logo because what I bring to my clients is the same wisdom and strength the dragon has, as well as the intelligence and power to follow through on what I promise my clients. I also chose the dragon because it represents the reality of change as a constant variable. I teach my clients how to embrace and use change to grow their businesses.
What’s the deal with your hat?
If you see me at networking meetings, you’ll see me with a black hat, which has a multi-colored feather in it. Some people might see it as unprofessional, bur I like my hat and I think it offers an important clue about how I work with people. I’m someone who provides perspective, and not just conventional perspective, but also unconventional and unique perspectives. I look at your business from different perspectives and provide you those perspectives to help you grow it successfully. My hat speaks to that unusual perspective. I don’t settle for conventional, either in appearance or in general, and neither should you.