Questions to Keep Your Coaching Practice on Track

By Marie Taylor, Steve Crabb

Part of Business Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You likely got into business coaching because you enjoy helping people solve problems and grow in their careers and professional relationships. What you probably weren’t as prepared for are all of the administrative tasks that come with running your own practice. Ugh is right!

Here are some key questions to ask yourself at the beginning or end of every month. These questions will help you support and grow your practice.

  • Cash flow questions

    • Are invoices issued and up to date?

    • Are receipts from invoices in the bank?

    • Are supplier invoices paid within terms agreed?

  • Business profile questions

    • Are website and social media updated with any software plugins and personal/business profile changes?

    • What network meetings or training events are planned in the diary?

  • People issues questions

    • What one-on-one and team meetings are planned for the month?

    • Are payments to any associates and staff settled and in line with cash receipts?

    • Are internal development and coaching/supervision sessions planned and/or completed?