Things You Should Know

People who utilize a business coach (or are thinking of it) can relate to some or all of the following:

  • You’re looking to grow your business but you’re stuck in a rut.
  • You’re looking to maximize the human resources in your business.
  • You’re having difficulty setting, prioritizing or reaching goals.
  • Floundering business relationships and poor workplace communication is interfering with your growth and success.
  • You feel you have the answers but you’re consistently unable to get beyond the planning stage.

There are many other considerations but this will give you an idea.

What is business coaching?
Business Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client(s) to maximize their personal and professional potential. A coach helps people to improve their performance and enhance the quality of their business and their lives.

Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that the client already has.

What does the business coach do?
My role in the course of our work together is ever-evolving and is predicated upon the degree of trust and confidence we develop in each other. I am a facilitator; I provide conscious and conscientious listening, powerful intuition and provocative questioning to aid my client-partners in establishing clarity. I am not afraid to “enter the danger”, that is to pose the questions and seek the answers that often impede progress. I shift between my advisor and coaching hats as needed to aid in the creation of sound strategies that will make it possible to bring your goals to fruition. With an extensive network of colleagues I will assist you in finding those external resources needed to get the job done. Finally I will hold you accountable to your goals and expectations. I am committed to the belief that the client is the sole proprietor of the outcome.

Who is Ed Drozda, The Small Business Doctor?
I am a business coach (graduate of Coach University), organizational advisor and mentor with more than 30 years in the business world. I am a graduate of Marquette University (B.S., Medical Technology) and Bryant University (MBA, Health Care Administration). I spent over 20 years in the field of transfusion medicine earning a respected place in local, regional and national circles. As a self-employed management consultant since 1996, I have provided business strategy and development, project management and regulatory and validation services. As of 1999 I completed further training to engage in business coaching, a practice that has long been a second nature trait for me.

Who do you work with?
Generally I work with businesses that employ from 1 to 250 people although I may occasionally work with individuals and teams in larger, corporate settings. My practice is industry-neutral. My clients have ranged from janitorial services to high-tech and bio-pharm. I view a business as being constructed of people- that is, the key to your business success is not about what you do. It’s about WHO you are!

What is the coaching process like?
There is no typical coaching process. The frequency and duration of coaching sessions as well as the coaching engagement is designed to fit the needs of the client. The intent of the process is to ensure that the needs of the client are met.

What obligations does the client have?
The coaching relationship is about your development. You are here because you are committed to developing yourself. This is not always an easy task, but it is a highly rewarding one. You will be asked tough questions about yourself, your goals and your intent. You will be asked to demonstrate your commitment by taking action that will move you towards your goals.

How about the coach?
My role is to facilitate your development, without prejudice or judgment. I commit to you that I will be honest in my language and sincere in my listening. I will make myself available to you as we have agreed to.

How do I get started or request more information?
Call Ed Drozda at (508) 695-2146, Skype at edrozda1 or e-mail me when you are ready to take the next step.