It is here that coaching gains importance. Dr Ashwin Naik, who co-founded affordable healthcare services chain Vaatsalya in 2004, says it is challenging to juggle multiple roles during the early stages of the entrepreneurial journey, particularly for first-timers.
“As they say, it is lonely at the top. A coach can bring in fresh perspective, which could open up a new set of opportunities,” he adds.
Dr Naik agrees that coaching is not for everyone. “First, there needs to be self-awareness and a desire to change… the coach is there to facilitate the journey, but the hard work has to be done by the entrepreneur,” he adds.