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Episode 157: BEST OF BELLA: Coaching Your Pet Sitting Employees To Success With Niki Ramirez

This week for the Best of Bella series we are replaying episode 95 with Niki Ramirez. Niki is a wealth of information for everything human resources related, she is also a monthly guest in the Jump Consulting Mastermind. A lot of pet sitters and dog walkers may think that they’re too small to afford an HR specialist like Niki, but in actuality, it’s one of the biggest things you can have on your team. Listen intently to see how she helps pet sitters and dog walkers and everything you can learn.


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Show Highlights:

  • What is coaching and why should we coach? [6:20]
  • What do great coaches do to unlock the best potential of their employees? [10:50]
  • Are there different types of coaching? And when should we implement these techniques and why? [14:50]
  • Is there any easy way to say “I’m going to be coaching you?” [16:30]
  • How can you coach stubborn pet sitting employees? [20:20]
  • How can you find Niki and tap into her resources? [25:20]

Original Show Notes

Today we welcome our friend, Niki Ramirez! She is a Human Resource specialist at HRAnswers.org, who provides full-service HR consultation, compliance support and employee training for small businesses. Their mission is to take care of “HR” so that their clients can focus on their business. Today we’re talking about how to be a coach to your pet sitting employees and why it is so important.

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss:

  • We are all natural coaches. But the way that we interact and socialize makes it difficult. Be mindful and focused to practice the skills that are already within us.
  • Coaching is an opportunity to point out what you do well and also offer immediate ways to adjust. It is also a top opportunity to build relationships and report with our pet sitting employees
  • How often should we be coaching people? We don’t want to be a “mother hen” and we don’t want to go overboard. It is more important to go hard during the introduction time period. When an employee is new you want to coach them more.
  • Counseling vs coaching where do you draw the line? As a leader, you have to send questions ahead of time that guides your thinking. You have to identify that they are going through something but work through it quickly. Let them know you value them and you have a support base for them if needed. But you can’t “counsel” them.
  • Where do you draw the line of counseling or coaching and those personal boundaries? You can’t always get too personal, even though you may want to. You have to have a distinct boundary line
  • Can staff members coach each other? Definitely! In fact, they are a great resource for team building. Find who is doing a wonderful job that will help you grow. Tap into that and help them grow naturally within your company.

Links

Find and contact Niki for a quick and easy consultation at HRAnswers.org

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A Review Of The Industry’s Dog Walking Business Coaches

I always say that as business owners, it’s up to us to wear several different “hats” so to speak. Not only are you the boss, but you’re the interviewer, payroll manager, schedule maker, and so much more. You may want to take your business to the next level. Or maybe you’re just not sure where to turn next. If this sounds like you, consider working with one of the industry’s dog walking business coaches. There are a few different coaches out there that are ready to help you grow your business to its full potential!

A Review Of The Industry’s Dog Walking Business Coaches

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Kristen Morrison – Six Figure Pet Sitting Academy

Kristin Morrison is no doubt an industry veteran. She started her pet sitting company in 1995 and began pet business coaching in 2000. Then, she sold her pet sitting business in 2013 and is now a full time business coach.

Kristen offers a large selection of resources for all types of business owners – whether you’re just starting or have been in the biz for 20+ years. Some of Kristen’s most popular resources include:

  • One-On-One Coaching
  • SEO Coaching
  • Workshops & Webinars
  • A Myriad of Downloadable Products & E-Books

Colleen Sedgwick – The Pet Nanny Coach

Colleen Sedgwick (a.k.a The Pet Nanny Coach) has over 14 years of experience in the pet sitting and dog walking industry. After starting her business from the ground up, she has now served over a 1,000 clients in the Philadelphia area.

While she describes herself as a pet sitting business coach, she offers a number resources that would be also be helpful for dog walking business owners. Some of Colleen’s most sought after programs are:

  • 7 Top Flight Strategies For Getting All The Pet Sitting Clients You Need
  • The Pet Sitting Firestarter Program
  • The Pet Nanny Success System
  • The Ignite Private Coaching Program

Bella Vasta – Jump Consulting

Hey, that’s me! After starting my pet sitting business while in college, I went full speed ahead after graduating, growing Bella’s House & Pet Sitting to be nationally and locally award winning as well as boasting with employees. One year ago I sold my company for over six-figures, so I can spend my days inspiring and motivating pet sitting business owners, as well as being a wife and mom!

Some of the unique services I offer that my client’s particularly love are:

No matter which of the dog walking business coaches you choose to work with, you want to make sure you consider the problems with coaches as well as the cost of one. Ensuring that a coach “clicks” with your personality is essential to your success. Be sure to check out the free content that coaches offer so you can get a feel for if they’re the right choice for you.

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