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Every successful athlete and sports team has a Coach. Yet, most struggling business owners don’t. Coaching is a two-way street that requires a good Coach-Coachee fit for it to succeed. The business owner’s mindset plays a critical role in the relationship. Here are five dysfunctional traits that will get in the way of a successful Coaching relationship:

Running a business as though it is being showcased for sale is the best way to ensure that it is running optimally. One of the best ways to do that is by documenting systems and processes that streamline operations, increase efficiency, and enhance customer experience. Systems and processes are the set of steps and actions that are followed to achieve a specific outcome, such as delivering a product or service, managing finances, organizational development, or hiring new employees.

Most business owners, CEOs, and executives who seek a Business or Executive Coach realize a gap between their current and desired skill set. In other words, they know that they can perform at a higher level but don’t know how. If done right, coaching can be a valuable tool for anyone who wants to grow their skills, improve their performance, and achieve their goals.

Are you an Executive, CEO, or Business Owner who wants to grow your leadership skills, improve your performance, and achieve your goals? If so, you might be wondering if Executive Coaching is right for you. Executive Coaching is a process that helps leaders enhance their strengths, address their challenges, and develop their potential. But how do you know if you are ready to work with an Executive Coach?

Running a business can be challenging, rewarding, and stressful at the same time. Business owners must deal with many aspects of their business, such as marketing, finance, operations, customer service, and more. Additionally, they have to constantly learn new skills, adapt to changing market conditions, and overcome obstacles. However, sometimes running a business feels overwhelming regardless of how hard working and committed everyone involved is. Inevitably, learned helplessness kicks in and creates a level of paralysis. But there is a better way! That’s when having a business coach is important.

As a business and executive coach, I frequently share with clients that they are the ones holding their business back. Taking on too much and being too busy makes one feel good and accomplished. In reality, it can have the opposite effect on the business.

As a business and executive coach, I meet with clients weekly to help them with decisions/strategy, or employee or personal situations that come up. To that end, the first few minutes of our meeting usually sets the tone for what is to come. The energy of the leader is generally a good barometer to how the week has gone. Lower energy normally indicates a less than optimistic or positive conversation and high energy does the opposite.

In order to stay competitive in the current business environment, most business leaders need to contemplate changes to their strategy to account for higher inflation and cost of capital, labor and material shortages... A critical step in implementing such changes is engaging the team in the decision. Here are a few pointers.

Planning to survey your employees on their engagement? Here are a few secrets.

Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship between the business coach and owner or executive team that produces extraordinary results in the lives, careers, businesses, or organizations of clients.

“When I met Fadi my startup was growing fast, and it was quickly outgrowing me as a leader. Without significant change, it was inevitable that the business that I had co-founded was going to surpass my ability to lead as the CEO. I have been working with Fadi for over the last three years, and I have developed as a leader that has helped to grow my business from 50 people to over 200 people and increased revenue ten times. There is usually a big difference between a business coach and a business consultant. A business coach develops leaders, and a consultant develops a business. Given Fadi’s background as a business leader himself, he is not only great at developing leaders but also able to provide sound business advice in all aspects of running a business. I look forward to every weekly session with Fadi as it helps me to focus on what I need to do as a leader to make tough decisions, coach my team to be better leaders themselves, and gives me the confidence that I need to get through the week. Fadi gets to know you at a personal level where he knows when to pat you on the pack or a give you a subtle kick in the rear. A business coach is not for everyone, but I would highly recommend Fadi to anyone that is looking to grow their leadership and expand their impact across their organization. I can’t thank Fadi enough for what he has done for me personally, my family and my business.”
David Ternan, CEO  |  OrthoFI
“Last year I was searching for a business coach and a colleague of mine gave me Fadi's contact information. What I found appealing about his business coaching services was that he worked with other executives that ran businesses outside of my industry (I am an orthodontist in private practice). I believe that many solutions to problems/issues in my field can be found in other industries/professions. His help and experience have made an enormous impact on how I run my business. He has be instrumental in helping me bring my practice to the next level and I have already seen great results that I couldn't imagine a year ago! I highly recommend his business coaching services!”
Dr. Richard Hesby
“I have worked with Dr. Baradihi for 10 months and have found his services invaluable. He has helped me create organization within my business, hire key staff members, formulate a quarterly business plan and understand where / how to invest resources for growth. "You don't know what you don't know" - I can't imagine where I would be without his guidance! He is a man of character and integrity, qualities that are essential for building a successful relationship with a mentor. I am happy to have been recommended his services from a trusted colleague and would gladly refer his coaching services.”
Dr. Maurine Kuhta
“Fadi has been my coach for 2 years. He is excellent at tailoring his coaching to the needs of the business and my personality style. I am becoming a much more effective business leader thanks to Fadi and his coaching.”
Dr. Neil Kanning
“Fadi is a pleasure to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable on all matters related to growing and maintaining a thriving business. We have worked with him for years, and have found his insights to be invaluable. If you are interested in the success of your business, if you want to increase profits and decrease stress, or if you just want to take control of your professional life, then you need to give him a call!”
Chris Atallah  |  Rochester Law Center
“Dr Fadi has been completely essential to my success. I bought a dermatology practice a year ago and without him it would have been a mess. He is knowledgeable in every arena pertaining to business, leadership and development. He is responsive, professional, and well organized. And now that I know almost 50% of his clients, I can say that everyone else feels the same way I do. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone!”
Dr. Michelle Legacy  |  Legacy Dermatology Group