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Why you need a Coach

 

Often I get asked “Why should someone hire a coach?” or “What exactly is it that you do?”  They’re great questions and reflect the reality that there are many different coaches and less than a clear understanding of what we do.

 

This short series answers the question.  One thing to note – you may be experiencing more than one of these issues – and that’s normal.  The key is recognizing what’s going on and getting the resource(s) you need to change for the better.

 

Click here to read "The 11 Reasons People Hire a Business Coach."

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Who is Peter Williamson

I am a certified Business Coach with 10 years experience.

I provide business coaching and mentoring services to small and medium sized businesses.  
I'm passionate about helping businesses like yours grow and become more profitable, so you, the business owner, can reap the rewards and enjoy the success and lifestyle you deserve.

As your Business Coach, I will help you achieve the results you want.  

How will we do this?  

We'll select the right solutions for you and your business from literally hundreds of ActionCOACH tools, methods and systems that have been tested and perfected with tens of thousands of businesses worldwide over the past two decades.
 
I'll show you how to implement them and I will hold you accountable for your results and, just like a sports coach, push you to achieve more than you think is possible.
To learn more about me, click here...  
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