Business Mentoring and Coaching
While it's good to learn from your experiences, why not learn from others? Take a short cut past common business pitfalls and errors in judgement and gain knowledge and advice from a business coach and mentor. Upon engaging Fortis One as your business mentor, you will receive trusted business advice that is focused on addressing your concerns and specific circumstances. We aim to undertake active collaboration to determine and achieve your business goals, which will subsequently support your personal goals. Together we seek solutions, weigh up ideas and create opportunities for your business to be everything that you want it to be.
We appreciate that your business is your passion and aim to provide assistance that aligns with your values and vision for your business. As a small business owner, you may have great skill and expertise in delivering your product or service to your market, but that doesn't necessarily mean you will be an expert in running your business. While some people are natural entrepreneurs and managers, many people find it difficult to control all areas of their organisation; clients, operations, financial and employees. Small business owners typically wear many hats and have an ever-expanding, strenuous job description. They have to be a leader, HR manager, bookkeeper, strategist and marketing genius, to name a few. This is quite a load to carry! To reduce this strain and allow you to concentrate on what you do best, we listen, motivate and plan to help you achieve your objectives.
We focus very much on listening to our clients. We are here to listen to your hopes and concerns and lessen the burden, not of responsibility, but of isolation. It can be lonely at the top of the 'business pyramid' and any support and encouragement Fortis One offers is intended to build confidence and ability to operate effectively and efficiently, while maintaining satisfaction in your endeavours. We aim to be a sounding board for future development and are skilled at looking at issues from a different perspective; suggesting practical insight, providing alternative view points and an honest, objective opinion.
It can often be difficult to stay motivated if you don't have a clear plan of attack, purpose or direction, are lacking skills in certain key areas, or are overwhelmed by the sheer responsibility and number of everyday tasks. This is when a Mentor can help. As we are not involved directly with your business, we have the capacity to provide insight and objectivity into many operational areas. We will help you to look at the wider picture and think conceptually about your business.
Most businesses concentrate on today and not tomorrow. Yet planning for tomorrow and implementing deliberate actions today is critical to your business development. Our Mentors concentrate on not only the current issues but also the future direction needed to make the business prosper. They will work with you to look to the future and build an action plan that includes objectives, initiatives, responsibilities and timeframes for completion.