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5 Reasons for a Coach to Hire a VA in 2017

Congratulations coach, 2017 may be your year! Nurturing others to accomplish their goals and flourish is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding careers available. Unsurprisingly, many are realizing this, making coaching a rapidly growing industry, cultivating an annual revenue of around $2 billion. However, as successful coaches know all too well, coaching doesn’t come without challenges and hard work. And as your coaching clientele grows, so does your to-do list.

So, while 2017 may be a banner year for your coaching business, it may also be the year you contract a virtual assistant. It doesn’t matter if your coaching focuses on life issues, business, career, health, sports, or any other sector; you could benefit from a VA. In fact, some of the best coaching advice you have ever given actually points to the benefits of employing a virtual assistant.

  1. Focus on Your Strengths – How many times have you coached others with this simple yet powerful concept? No one person excels at everything. And, it’s a fact that you waste more time being unproductive on tasks at which you do not excel than when you focus your energies on your strengths. A virtual assistant can handle your weak areas, leaving you time and energy to focus on your ultimate productivity tasks.
  2. Don’t Sweat the Details – Coaching is personalized service, but how personal can you be with multiple clients? While it’s true that success is found in the details, a talented virtual assistant can handle the details of scheduling, emails, writing, editing, and countless other tasks, while you sweat the large, important stuff only you can perform for your clients.
  3. Maximize Productivity – This is tied directly to reason number two above. How can you handle the important stuff and the small details for each and every client in a growing coaching business? A virtual assistant can effectively double or triple productivity by handling multiple small tasks quickly and efficiently. And because you are free to tackle the areas where you are strong, you accomplish more than you thought possible for a growing number of clients.
  4. Tap Into World-Class Talent – Perhaps you’ve tried to hire and train a personal assistant and didn’t have a good experience. When you hire locally, you are restricted to the local talent pool. Because they work digitally, virtual assistants open up endless possibilities for experts who excel at a variety of tasks, from every corner of the globe. Have you ever asked, “Where in the world can I find a capable assistant?” All around the world, of course!
  5. Cut Operational Costs – All businesses need to keep a firm handle on costs, and employees are one of the most costly expenditures in business. With a virtual assistant, you only pay for what you need, when you need it. No large overhead, insurance, or retirement costs. Pay for what you use, and not a penny more.

Using virtual assistants in business is a new but growing asset. Practically any task can be handled digitally by someone off-site, even lowering the need for space and equipment. As you look ahead and set goals for 2017, consider contracting a virtual assistant to provide vital services your coaching business cannot do without.

Posted on January 25th, 2017 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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