• How do I find a great business coach/business mentor?

    You’ve come to the right place! Mark Vischschoonmaker has been a trusted business coach for 12 years. He’s built a reputation for thinking outside of the box, and approaching business challenges in new and innovative ways comes naturally to him. He sees the big picture and clients say he’s “laser sharp” at picking up on small nuances that have created extraordinary results.

    What this means for business owners is that he helps provide clarity, focus, and direction. He’s an award-winning, global top-10 business coach and mentor. The real achievement is how, over the past 12 years, his clients have been able to use his hands-on business experience and accelerated success strategies to create the business of their dreams.

    You can ask if any family or friends can recommend someone they are working with, or you can research online and see what websites appeal to you.

    If it is important that your business coach lives near you, then make sure you narrow your Google searches to where you live, e.g. ‘business coach in Sydney.

    When Mark delivers business coaching to his clients he offers them a choice of coaching by Skype, Zoom, phone, face to face, or all of the above. This means that business coaching clients can literally be anywhere in the world and he still will be able to coach them.

    Once you have found a business coach (or several) that appeals to you, call them for an initial chat. This will allow you to get a good feel for what their business coaching style may be like. If it is a business coach worth their salt they will allow you to set up an obligation-free meeting so you can chat with your prospective business coach and ask questions and, just as importantly, the business coach will be able to ask you questions as well. Mark usually spends around 90 minutes with a prospective business coaching client and at the end of the session him and the client have a very good understanding whether they will work well together. The process should be easy, transparent and motivating, regardless of the final decision.

  • What do I look for in a business coach/business mentor?

    You and your business coach want to be able to relate to each other. At the end of the day you need to at least like each other enough to want to work together! This is why it is so important to have a meeting first. You also want to make sure that your business coach is someone with solid life, business, and coaching experience behind them. You need to feel confident and comfortable working together with your new business coach and go to new heights you never imagined!

  • Does business coaching work?

    Yes. Business coaching works just like sports coaching BUT you need to do your part and apply yourself. No matter how good the business coach may be, if the coaching client doesn’t do anything, it will never work. The reverse is true as well, if you have a great business coach by your side and you consistently do the work required, success is almost inevitable!

  • Is a business coach worth it?

    Yes. As long as you have a great business coach in your corner and you do what you need to do you will get a return on investment. Some of it will be in cold hard cash and therefore easy to measure. Other benefits of business coaching can be things that aren’t necessarily just measured in profits but can be more free time, solid and positive relationships, confidence, happiness, better functioning teams and so on. It’s exciting how business coaching can change the quality of your life for the better!

  • How does a business coach/business mentor help? Why get a business Coach?

    A seasoned business coach will help in a few important ways:

    • by holding you accountable to do what you need to do in order to get the results you are looking for.
    • by telling you things you may not want or like to hear but need to hear, as no one else is going to tell you.
    • by being your sounding board so you can get clarity and make the best possible decisions
    • by being in your corner and providing support, motivation and clarity to be the best person you can possibly be.
    • by making sure you have a great plan that excites you.
  • Will a business coach understand my circumstances?

    An experienced business coach will have the skills and aptitude to help you regardless of your circumstances. If, for whatever reason, your circumstances are such that he or she can’t help you then they should tell you so.

  • Who is the best business coach in Sydney?

    The best business coach in Sydney is subjective, as it depends on the (people) skills, experience, empathy, resilience, commitment and determination levels of the business coach. Above all, it is all about getting results for business coaching clients! Mark Vischschoonmaker has been business coaching for over 12 years and consistently ranked in the Top 2% of coaches globally. Some coaching clients are still seeing the value of business coaching after 10, 11 and 12 years and are still Mark’s business coaching clients today. That is probably a very good indication of why Mark is considered one of the best, if not the best, business coach in Sydney.

  • Who is the best business coach for trades?

    A great business coach can help you get results no matter what the business! Did you know that a Porsche 911 and a Volkswagen VW shared exactly the same chassis for decades? While businesses may look different from the outside, the underlying business chassis is exactly the same for any type of business.

  • I am already successful. Should I still have a business coach?

    Absolutely! It is a misconception that you should have a business that’s in trouble to get a business coach. If you are a successful business owner in your own right then making sure you have a great business coach by your side can ensure that you stay successful. Just like a top athlete will have a coach, so should you as a successful business owner.

  • What if I don’t like being coached?

    Unlikely, but anything is possible of course. That’s why, unlike some other coaching businesses, we don’t use business coaching contracts, just simple agreements. The agreement states that either party can walk away by giving one month’s notice. Simple.

  • Is business coaching always face to face?

    It doesn’t need to be. Some business coaching clients are always face to face, some are by teleconferencing like Skype or Zoom and some by phone. Each business coaching methodology has its own unique benefits. Sometimes business coaching clients mix it up because that’s what the situation requires. The most important thing to remember is that we do whatever we need to do to make it work, it is YOUR program.

  • How long does business coaching go for?

    The most effective business coaching sessions are around 90 minutes. Outside your ‘official’ business coaching time there is unlimited contact with Mark. It’s like he is your business partner without the financial or emotional link. Mark really is in your corner.

    As far as the duration of the coaching program is concerned, there is no set time. Although there is no legal obligation to do business coaching for any set period of time, it is a good idea to go into business coaching with the idea that you will give it a red hot go for at least 12 months so you can see the longer term benefits of being coached in your business and growing as a person and a leader in your business by being associated with a great business coach.

  • Where is the business coaching done?

    In a purpose-built coaching office in the WeWork Pyrmont building. The space is perfectly set up to allow Mark’s business coaching clients to completely focus working ‘ON’ the business and strategise, set goals, discuss what needs to be discussed and walk out ready to take on the world. This is important and achieved because you are out of your normal space without interruptions. You will love it!

  • Can I do business coaching with my business partner, life partner or employees?

    Definitely! This is YOUR program and Mark will use it to optimise results. Whether you come by yourself, together, or mix it up, Mark will do whatever needed to get the results.

  • What does Mark’s business coaching cover?

    Everything it needs to! Planning, Sales, Marketing, HR, team building, leadership, financials and so on. As long as it is relevant to you and the business achieving success.

  • How often are the business coaching sessions?

    That really depends on the business coaching program you are on. Business coaching can be Weekly, Fortnightly (most popular) and Monthly. You and Mark will decide what business coaching program is best suited for you based on your unique circumstances and ambitions.

  • How much do the business coaching programs cost?

    Follow this link to find out more information about the business coaching program rates and fees.