The Coach Connection: Why Everyone Should Have a Coach

Unlock Your Potential: The Coach’s Secret

By far the best investment in my career and business were my coaches. Why? There are so many reasons, however having a trusted advisor who is dedicated to empowering, helping and supporting you to be the best version of you is such a gift and a must have today.

Recently I have been inundated with messages from incredible people who have decided to start their own business or need advice in their career and leadership because they feel this is the right time or the time has been forced upon them. The messages, calls and advice have ranged from – where do I start, how do I do it, what needs to be done, I have so many ideas and don’t know what to focus on and so forth. Thing is, the best investment for you to support and guide you is absolutely a coach!

Let me ask you this. Are you performing at your peak in all areas of your life including your career, your business and your leadership? The journey to success can seem like an obstacle course at times, however achieving success with consistent performance is about having total belief in your ability, ceaseless determination and will power beyond anyone’s realm of imagination. A Business Coach can achieve this for you, by clarifying your purpose and making a difference.

Everyone Benefits from hiring a Business Coach

My July 2020 article, You Don’t Need to be a “Leader” to have a Coach, showed howanyone can benefit from leadership coaching and development. It is truly transformational in ALL aspects of your life, career and business and for leadership. It is about being the best version of yourself. The benefits I outlined include:

·     Learning how to communicate better

·     Improving relationships with your boss, or even partner

·     Having more confidence and a powerful mindset as a leader

·     Identification of strengths and qualities

·     Rocking it and being brave as role models for our children and other people

·     Gaining clarity, focus, motivation, confidence and self-awareness

·     Being the Best You that you can be

·     Making a difference

LeadershipHQ. have worked with 1000’s of people over 20 years to transform their careers, businesses, growth and leadership through their coaching programs.


The need for a Business Coach is further re-enforced by anInc. October 2019 article “8 Convincing Reasons You Should Hire a Business Coach” where the Young Entrepreneur Council indicates that investing in a business coach means investing in yourself and your company. This article outlines if you’re struggling to get off the ground or trying to scale a successful business, you may reach a point where you need extra support. An objective third party can speed up the process by identifying areas for improvement and offering guidance. While working with a business coach requires time and money, many professionals who take this step find that it’s an extremely worthwhile investment for the following reasons:

·     You’ll learn from an unbiased viewpoint

·     You’ll gain a break in your routine

·     You’ll hear constructive criticism

·     You’ll have new networking opportunities

·     Your business and personal goals will align

·     You’ll be held accountable for facing your fears

·     Your shortcomings will be confronted and addressed

·     You’ll find clarity

How to Choose your Business Coach

In a May 2020 article “How to Choose a Coach” Rami Shapov from the Forbes Coaches Council indicates that coaches are a significant investment of time, money and energy. Finding the right person is akin to professional courtship. That “special someone” is worth waiting for and will give the chances of dramatic results. When seeking your next coach, clarity, credibility and connection are the three keys to making a great choice.

So, now it’s time to progress with your own Business Coach and here are tips to start:

·     Decide what you want to be coached for

·     Do your research

·     Check with your trusted network for referrals

·     Assess experience level

·     Select someone who has both business/leadership and coaching skills 

·     Trust your instincts

Leadership isn’t easy and sometimes we need help. I am always here.

Get in touch today to learn more about how to be supported by a Business Coach and set yourself up for success!

Stay Kind. Stay Courageous.

Sonia x

About the Author Sonia McDonald

Sonia McDonald is the CEO and founder of LeadershipHQ and McDonald Inc. Sonia is a in demand keynote speaker, leadership coach and advisor, author and facilitator.

She believes we should lead with kindness and courage, from the heart, doing rather than telling and is known for her mantra ‘just lead’. She leads by example in all these areas and through her one on one practical coaching, leadership training for teams and organisations encourages others to do the same. Sonia has helped hundreds of people on their leadership journey to become the best version of themselves and in turn, inspire and bring out the best in others. Also she and her team have worked and partnered with a number of businesses and companies for over a decade build great leadership teams and cultures.

For more than 25 years, Sonia has been on the front lines of Human Resources, Leadership and People and Culture. She has held leadership positions worldwide and through experience, research and study come to realise what it takes to be a truly great leader.

Sonia has an ability to speak bravely and authentically about her own development as a leader, personal and career challenges in a way which resonates with her audience. She is recognised as a LinkedIn influencer and has become an in-demand keynote speaker, starts important conversations.

She is an award-winning published author of Leadership Attitude and Just Rock It! and writes regularly for publications such as The Australian, HRD Magazine, Smart Healthy Women and Women’s Business Media. Sonia has become recognised for her commentary around the topic of leadership, championing the up and coming leaders of tomorrow, advocating for women in business as well as building leaders in small business.

Keynote Topics for 2020

Sonia will give you peace of mind when booking a speaker. She is a proven world-class professional speaker with the skills to “rock an audience”. Her energy, empathy, kindness, sensitivity, and humour will enhance any event she appears.

1.       Leadership Attitude

2.       Just Rock It

3.       First Comes Courage

4.       Courage is Impact

5.       Courage is Purpose

6.       Courage is Resilience

7.       Courage is Kindness

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