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September 4, 2021 at 11:29 am #2006Chris AyotteParticipant
Good day Bootcamp.
There are two components to my business idea – executive coaching and strategic consulting. The connection for me comes from the parts of my military career I enjoy the most. I have always spent a lot of time mentoring. My philosophy of mentoring is about making people better through sharing experiences, skill development, and provision of advice. The other part of the business idea stems from my enjoyment of solving complex problems. I find problems with multiple dimensions and lots of risk really interesting to pull apart and solve.
My inspiration to be a business owner is a desire to work for myself and have greater control on my professional life. I want to be able to curate my work projects.
In terms of my personal values, I would like to continue to contribute to national and international security as service remains important to me; this is where the consulting portion comes in. Equally, I get great satisfaction from helping others develop skills to be better personally and professionally so the executive coaching will fulfill that enduring need.
I broken these two components out into different Business Model Canvases.
Executive Coaching (still thinking about the use of the word “better”)
Your WHY – give people the opportunity to be better (better people make better teams, better companies, better communities, and a better world).
The Business’ WHY – Empowering people to be better (through development of professional and personal skills).
The Customers’ Why – better people are more successful (this could be individuals seeking self-development or companies wanting to develop their work force).
Your WHY – contribute to national and international security (out of uniform).
The Business’ WHY – provide the expertise to mitigate the risk and complexity of problems.
The Customers’ WHY – need the capability and / or capacity to solve difficult problems.
ChrisSeptember 8, 2021 at 4:05 pm #2020Judy EvansKeymaster
For the strategic coaching, will you incorporate strategic planning processes, i.e. appreciative inquiry?
JudySeptember 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm #2021Chris AyotteParticipant
Judy; this is a good question. Through my first discovery interview, I realized that I can blend my two streams into one. This could look like Executive Coaching and Mentoring that does all manner of executive skill development – soft and hard skills. I’ll re-work my initial canvases this week to merge the ideas.
ChrisSeptember 8, 2021 at 8:38 pm #2022Judy EvansKeymaster
What a great idea!
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