In these uncertain times, building work and construction has remained a constant. While many industries have struggled to adapt, or seen reduced revenues, construction professionals have generally stayed sought after and in demand.
Currently, many homeowners and businesses are using construction companies to adapt their home or workplace in order to accommodate remote working, home offices, social distancing measures, and more.
But many building trade professionals are unsure of how to grow their careers, embark on professional projects, or see their current tasks through to successful completion during these challenging circumstances. That is where a qualified coach can help.
Below, we look at five reasons why experienced and knowledgeable coaching from a building industry expert could be key in ensuring the success of your business, or construction project.
1. You’ll Make Less Mistakes
One of the most helpful and important aspects of using an experienced coach is that they help you to avoid mistakes. In the simplest terms, they are a fresh pair of eyes — a knowledgeable professional who can keep things in perspective for you.
The best coaches will have a wide variety of experiences, and many years in the industry. They may have knowledge of some common mistakes and pitfalls that you were not aware of, and the ability to help you avoid them.
Quality coaches can also devise several different strategies to overcome each problem you encounter, helping you to navigate obstacles in the most efficient fashion, and give yourself the best chance of success.
2. You’ll Manage Your Budgets Better
Coaches can help you and your project to stay cost-effective. Budgets are a crucial aspect of any business or project, but staying on top of them can be demanding.
When your energy is needed in several different aspects of a construction project all at once, it can be difficult to stay focused on the overall goals. In this instance, having a coach can help you to prioritise, see the bigger picture, and ensure that nothing important is overlooked during the hectic building process.
The most experienced coaches can also go through your plans with you before starting work, so that you may be able to avoid costly mistakes in the first place.
Coaches can also advise on whether your project warrants hiring other professionals — such as project managers or accountants, for example — or whether your combined experience level means that you can handle things from start to finish.
Coaching may come with an additional cost, but it is a smart investment if it helps you to save time, avoid mistakes, and stay within your budget!
3. You’ll Develop Professionally
Coaches can offer a frank and constructive assessment of your current career, business, or construction project. They can offer guidance and advice on how you can best develop, or see a job through to its successful completion.
Alone, it can be difficult to get an accurate perspective of your present situation, but this is often the speciality of a good coach. They will assess your current position, help you identify where you want to be in the future, and then devise the best goals and strategy to get you there.
4. You’ll Have Increased Networking Opportunities
Coaches are often very well connected. They may have coached other professionals in the industry whose work complements yours, and who you could be introduced to. This means you may have greater opportunities for profitable partnerships in the future.
Also, coaches may run trade groups or coaching clubs that bring like-minded professionals together, so that you can all benefit from one another’s insights and experiences. And some coaches will have sat on advisory boards or industry committees, meaning they will know the key players and current best practises to help make your existing and future projects a success.
Using a coach can be a great way to broaden your network — even during these times of remote working and social distancing.
5. You’ll Have More Successful Projects
The best coaches can help to give you and your projects the very best chance of success. This is because they will bring insight and experience, a sense of perspective, and many years of knowledge — all of which is vitally important, and especially so if you are a relative newcomer to the construction industry.
Even during uncertain times, construction is a challenging and rewarding field that remains in demand. With a coach on your side to advise you, you can develop a plan that will help you, your business, or your project to achieve their full potential, time and time again!