Is Business English Coaching right for you?

Veröffentlicht am 3. Mai 2024 um 08:32


You want to strengthen our Business English skills so you can….

Conduct a job interview without sweating or stuttering the entire time

Participate in meetings with your English-speaking colleagues and contribute your ideas instead of remaining silent.

Present your company and products freely instead of reading all the information from the slides.

But is coaching the way to reach your goals?

 You've probably heard a lot of people talking about coaching these days. But what is coaching exactly? And more importantly, is it what you need?

In Business English, coaching is developing Business English skills through questions and practice.

Read on and learn the 3 critical criteria for a successful coaching process. That way, you can decide if coaching can help you reach your Business English goals.


1. Coaching starts with questions


The coaching process consists of questions the coach asks you (the


These questions will give you new ideas to your specific struggles.

They aim to find an answer to a ‘problem’ you might have.

My clients often come in and want to become more confident in Business English. This is a general concern, so I guide them further and ask them when they need to speak English and, therefore, be more confident.

That way, we can find specific situations, like showing a customer the company, conducting a video call, or negotiating with suppliers. 

Once you identify your problem, your coach will help you put a strategy in place. 

They will not just give you a list of grammar exercises or tell you to do the next page in the workbook. 

They will spell out what a good strategy will look like. Practice a conversation with your coach, then come up with 2-3 ways to practice alone so you are ready and confident to use in daily business.



Is Business English Coaching right for you?

2. Discipline/Routine


Are you prepared to work alone, outside of sessions with your coach, to improve your business English? Ask yourself this question when deciding whether or not to choose coaching as a solution to your communication challenges.

It is vital to invest some time in the work on your coaching goal when you are on your own.

You’ll need to develop a particular discipline to use the tools you get in the coaching to practice. Want to read more about business English routines? Check out my post: 'This is how you create a business English routine and follow it.'

When you have discussed and role played, for example, how to show a visitor your company, you can write a 5-minute script for your next coaching using all the information, vocabulary, and sentences you came up with in the coaching.

At your next coaching session, you can see what's working for you and where you still need some readjustment to your presentation.


3. Considering coaching? First, decide if you’re ready for autonomy.


Have you ever heard of learner autonomy?

It is a significant advantage to coaching because you take over the responsibility for your coaching process.

Since you are an adult learner and want to enhance your job-related communication skills, you should be in charge of the learning process. It is a big advantage for you because you are not going around in circles but can discuss with your coach what works or doesn’t work for you. You’ll be working as an equal, with your coach so it is a completely different situation than what you are used to from school.

It may be new initially, but you will get used to it quickly. Besides, you know exactly what language you need for your work, how much time you have to practice at home and what goals you want to reach.


It means that you can make decisions together with your coach. Whenever there is

something that doesn’t work for you or is not essential for your career, you should discuss it.

You and your coach are equal partners who work towards your success in your Business English Skills.


4. Takeaway 


Are you still wondering if you’re the kind of person who could benefit from coaching?

In my experience:

When you would like to strengthen your business English on eye level rather than in a traditional learner/ teacher setting, 

When you would like to try a new approach that is efficient and works with you as a resource who “provides” the content of the learning process,

When you enjoy doing some work outside the coaching and doing some extra exercises or activities like watching a movie in English or listening to radio programmes, etc.,

And when you like to be an independent learner who takes over responsibility for your learning process,

Then Business English Coaching is the right approach for you.

Does that sound like you? Maybe you’re still not sure? Get in touch. I know just the kinds of questions to ask you to help you decide.


Book your free initial session here.


What is your experience with coaching?


Let me know in the comments below.  👇


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