The owners of small to medium sized businesses find it hard enough to keep up the pace with all of the changes and innovations going on in today's modern world, let alone to find the time to devote to sales, marketing, systems, planning and team management, and then to run their businesses as well!
The role of the business coach is to coach business owners to improve their business through guidance, support and encouragement. They help the owners of small and medium sized businesses with their sales, marketing, management, team building and so much more.
A business coach is just like a sporting coach. A sporting coach pushes an athlete to achieve optimum performance, provides support when they are exhausted and teaches the athlete to execute plays that their competition does not anticipate.
Everyone needs a coach
7 Reasons why business owners work with an ActionCOACH business coach
- They work too many hours
- They are ready to make whole lot more profit
- They are ready to build a team of people that can grow the business without them
- They want to fall in love with their business again
- They know they have to learn more - but they don't even have time to keep up with their own industry changes.let alone the changes in global business and how to improve it all
- They need a business coach, a mentor to hold them accountable for results, someone to push them, a soundboard and someone they can confide in
- A business coach helps them see the "forest from the trees", is an expert who isn't blinded by the specific industry or too many years in their business
Herman Fouché is an internationally certified business coach and a franchise partner at ActionCOACH. He is the co-owner of BIZolution Consulting and a senior partner at the Institute of Strategy and Complexity Management.
Before he ventured into entrepreneurship, he gained extensive business experience in strategy development, large-scale transformation and operational line management. It is this valuable experience that makes Herman more than capable of providing business owners with sound advice and guidance, helping them grow their operation.
Herman started his career in IT in 1983, after completing a BSc (Mathematical Sciences) degree at Rand Afrikaans University. He held various senior management positions in the IT divisions at financial institutions.
After his time in IT, Herman moved into a broader business role that allowed him to make better use of the MBA that he completed in 1993. He took on a top-management position in the ABSA Group in 1997. In 2009, Herman became a senior partner at the Institute for Strategy and Complexity Management (ISCM) in The Netherlands, and gained international experience in Europe and Australia. In 2010. Herman co-founded BIZolution Consulting in South Africa, providing management consulting, strategic programme management and scenario modelling services. He continues to play a role at ISCM using technology to collaborate with colleagues around the world.
Herman became a franchise partner at ActionCOACH in 2016 and focusses on mentoring and coaching business owners and CEOs of medium and small businesses to build better business.
Herman loves cycling. He is a member of Club 21, which represents cyclists who have completed the Cape Town Cycle Tour at least 21 times. He is also a talented oil painter.Herman is married to Caroline, and the couple has two teenaged sons, Harry and Carl-Jan.
Contact Herman now to set up an appointment to discuss your business: