Business Coach vs. Mentor: Which One Do You Need?

Success

But if you’re looking for someone to help teach you, should you look for a coach or a mentor? But the reality is there’s a reason why there are two separate words—coach and mentor—in the English language. There’s a reason why coaching’ and ‘mentoring’ are often used interchangeably.

How To Confidently Talk About Your Experience as a Virtual Assistant When You Have None to Speak of.

Virtual Moxie

Even with our amazing training and mentoring , something our new VAs can struggle with is how to talk with potential clients about their “VA experience” when they have very little, or none at all. Those stories are worth telling and telling confidently.

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At Your Side: Mentoring in the Workplace

Laughing all the Way to Work

She said that new assistants are mentored for the first year of their working career. They work initially as an assistant-in-training and report to a senior assistant for mentoring and help with anything that comes up on the job. They are encouraged to bring any requests from their boss and run it by their mentors so they can think through the next steps. Because of this mentoring program they had no problem hiring young assistants right out of college.

“Who, me, network?” Build Confidence in Your Networking Skill!

Office Dynamics

Recently, I asked someone I’d met that very day how mentoring opportunities and networking had helped her grow in her career. That person suggested an upcoming mentoring event…where I met three established, motivated mentors…one of whom had great expertise AND offered to meet with me individually for one-on-one coaching to “sharpen my saw” in a given area I wanted to improve and strengthen. A guest blog entry by Nancy Fraze. “It’s It’s all in who you know.”

“Who, me, network?” Build Confidence in Your Networking Skill!

Office Dynamics

Recently, I asked someone I’d met that very day how mentoring opportunities and networking had helped her grow in her career. That person suggested an upcoming mentoring event…where I met three established, motivated mentors…one of whom had great expertise AND offered to meet with me individually for one-on-one coaching to “sharpen my saw” in a given area I wanted to improve and strengthen. A guest blog entry by Nancy Fraze. “It’s It’s all in who you know.”

Cutting the apron strings: Gaining confidence to venture out on your own

Laughing all the Way to Work

It is sometimes easy to stay in the student role because it is safe and if you have a strong mentor to live in their shadow, but that is not good for your career development. If you are comfortable in an area and want to try to do it on your own, then do so, but initially I would recommend that you check with your mentor, or a co-worker, and go over it with them. Many times the mentor has to also learn to let go and let you fly on your own.

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Is Mentorship The Key To Career Advancement For Women?

Allwork

When women mentor women, they create a shortcut to success in which they can help women develop leadership skills as well as the ability to advocate for themselves. . Mentors provide women with guidance on navigating their careers, advice on skill development, and ongoing support.

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The Power of the Strategic Partnership Whitepaper

Admin Awards

Doing your day job well builds trust and confidence, which is key to any Strategic Partnership. She’s worked in various industries, from banking to real estate to venture capital, but the common thread has been finding a mentor who promotes professional growth. BE CONFIDENT.

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Minute Taking

Laughing all the Way to Work

I bugged everyone I knew that had ever taken minutes and gained confidence by talking to them. Having confidence and knowledge is half the battle. The more prepared you are the more confident you will be and the minute taking process will be secondary, but you do need to know how to take them as well so I hope to give you some good tips on that. The first time my boss asked me to take minutes I gulped and the fear took over.

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4 Solutions to Imposter Syndrome

On The Job

This may be a friend, mentor or professional colleague. Confide in someone you trust that you feel like an imposter. But that doesn't mean you should dwell on them and let them undermine your confidence and ability to move forward.

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Focusing on Providing Exceptional Service as an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Stating facts about your performance is a form of professionalism and confidence. Providing exceptional service both professionally and personally encourages confidence and growth. You become a mentor to others and prepare yourself for growth that will inevitably happen throughout your professional and personal life. Focusing on providing exceptional service at work can be a struggle especially if you are not feeling appreciated.

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10 Things To Keep In Mind While Training Recruiters For Your Search Agency

Recruit CRM

Offer Mentorship Mentoring may seem like the obvious solution to training new hires, but it is not something that should be overlooked as it is a crucial step towards developing an effective strategy that will affect a recruiter's performance in the long run.

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10 Things to Keep in Mind While Training Recruiters for Your Search Agency

Recruit CRM

Offer Mentorship Mentoring may seem like the obvious solution to training new hires, but it is not something that should be overlooked as it is a crucial step towards developing an effective strategy that will affect a recruiter's performance in the long run.

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Do You Have to Be Passionate About Your Job?

Success

Do you know someone who currently has this skill and would be willing to mentor you? Not only will your competency continue to grow as you practice, but your new abilities can also help you gain confidence. Common wisdom often tells you to pursue your passion, and the money will follow.

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International Women’s Day 2020 – A Message From Julie Reed

Office Dynamics

Create awareness about generation equality Support non-profit organizations working for women Celebrate, support, and collaborate with other women Start mentoring early. Sunday, March 8.

2020 166

How to Use Downtime at Work Productively

Eat Your Career

If the idea of networking makes you anxious, check out my Networking Naturally e-book for some tips to help boost your confidence. Generally speaking, a mentor is someone who is at a more advanced stage of their career and has valuable experience from which you could benefit. If you know of someone who would make a great mentor (or if you would like to mentor someone else), now is a great time to open up the conversation.

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Why Are You #AdminProud?

All Things Admin

You have to be organized, confident, anticipate needs, have flexibility in your thinking, and be comfortable leading from the background.” – Stacia Okeowo, administrative and personal assistant. “I

2022 52

Why Executive Assistants Need To Adopt A Slinky Mindset

My EA Career

The slinky is the perfect metaphor for the way I encourage Executive Assistants that I train, coach and mentor to adapt and adjust to the impacts of Coronavirus.

2020 52

Your Administrative Assistant Is Your Greatest Asset

Office Dynamics

Only then will they have the know-how and confidence to make decisions and take charge of challenges that arise during the day. Be a mentor. You can help by mentoring on a regular basis. Your assistant is your greatest asset, or will be after you read this. In today’s fast-paced corporate world, many managers rely on the newest technology to help their company grow.

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Top 5 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs in Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Mentors are particularly effective for young, inexperienced entrepreneurs in need of guidance and advice. It is important to remain confident in your own abilities, regardless of the setbacks that you may face. The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. They can help you develop a better understanding of the risks and challenges that you are facing. Don’t be afraid of taking a radical approach to business.

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The Truth About Impostor Syndrome and How to Overcome It

Stephanie LH Calahan

Your confidence takes a tumble, or you feel shame when faced with a setback because you are not performing the way you would like. You dislike the idea of having a coach/mentor because you can (and should) handle things on your own. Teach Someone What You Know or Become a Mentor.

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How to make diversity, equity and inclusion a reality at work — not just a mission statement

Ideas.Ted

In one of my first jobs as a credit analyst at Moody’s, I was lucky to find an ally and a mentor who was willing to put up a mirror in front of me. By this point in my career I had gained confidence and earned credibility as a corporate leader.

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Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

Practically Perfect PA

You may want some advice on training you are considering or perhaps be looking for a mentor. For me as a result of putting myself out there and attending all the events I can, I have not only met some amazing people but have identified two mentors, joined the Board of a women’s networking group, found speakers for events and sought invaluable advice about a number of training courses that Google just would not have been able to provide. Networking can be a scary word can’t it?

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16 Rich Habits

Success

Whether you fear change, making mistakes, taking risks or simply failure, conquering these emotions is about leaning in just a little until you build up confidence. It’s amazing how much confidence helps. Get a mentor.

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Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

Alongside this hands on experience I also went back to college at weekends to obtain an events qualification so I could feel confident in the legal and compliance sides of the industry. Get a mentor. It doesn’t have to be in the field you want to join, although obviously that helps, but a mentor who is successful in their own right can offer you a totally new perspective and be invaluable when you’re ready to make the leap.

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Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

Alongside this hands on experience I also went back to college at weekends to obtain an events qualification so I could feel confident in the legal and compliance sides of the industry. Get a mentor. It doesn’t have to be in the field you want to join, although obviously that helps, but a mentor who is successful in their own right can offer you a totally new perspective and be invaluable when you’re ready to make the leap.

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Adapting to Change

Office Dynamics

Grow & learn; read, talk to mentors, attend training or a conference, watch webinars, etc. Adapting to professional change shows professionalism and confidence. I may not have control of his thoughts, but I had control over how I reacted and my confidence. I typed up a list of accomplishments (quite proudly so and smiling ear to ear) and confidently carried them with me as I walked into the conference room for our meeting.

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Inside Ness – the Network for Essex Support Staff

Practically Perfect PA

Seek out a mentor and join a professional organisation and relevant networks. Do you have advisor’s / board members / mentors that have helped with the network? Networking encourages you to engage with your peers, encourages training and improves your confidence and helps you to grow and develop both personally and professionally. As someone born and bred in Essex I am so pleased that we have a network connecting PAs in the area.

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Is Your Business Forest Lost in the Trees?

Tips From T. Marie

You can call it business coaching, consulting, tutoring or mentoring; it all helps you accomplish the same thing. It wasn’t until I asked for help from a mentor of my own that they pointed out the fact that I was actually ‘coaching’ all of those virtual professionals contacting me. But I trusted my mentor and what they could see that I could not. My mentor was right. You’ve worked hard to start your business.

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Experts Weigh in on 17 Investments for a Rich Life

Success

Working with a personal shopper who understands timeless style, as well as the latest fashions—and can select looks that work for you—can boost your confidence and help you make a positive impression in the workplace.”.

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Transforming Your Relationship with Money

Success

Once you have your list, find someone you trust, such as your partner, mentor or a therapist/ counselor to talk about the things that come up for you. Complete the exercise by writing down the things you think would make you feel confident around your finances.

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Climb the career tree, all the way to the top!

Practically Perfect PA

The aim is to inspire those around you and breed a calm confidence. And people confide in PAs, don’t they?? And if you are taken for granted, you can use your experience to give you the confidence to take your career to the next level. Penny Davenport is a successful Career mentor and Business coach.

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Finding Your Voice: Advocating and Negotiating for Yourself as a Woman in the Workplace

Success

She is confident, smart, caring and amazingly driven. I spoke to a mentor about how I was feeling, and his words of wisdom have remained with me ever since. One of my favorite peers is a woman who has, for the life of her career, been on the CEO trajectory.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

Promote your accomplishments in a way that is honest and confident, without going overboard. Mentor Newbies. Mentoring shows you are team-oriented and not afraid of helping other people shine. Designed by Freepik. As a career-minded assistant, it’s easy to get to a place where you wonder, “Where do I go from here?”. Advancing as an assistant can take many different forms.

2017 123

5 Ways to Share Your Professional Expertise and 4 Reasons You Should

Eat Your Career

Become a Mentor. As a mentor, you’ll gain a new perspective about the work you do. Present what you know with confidence, in a way that engages and enlightens your audience. If you’ve been a part of the workforce for any period of time, you have at least some level of professional expertise. You’ve got a certain unique set of skills, knowledge and experience that makes you an asset to your organization. But what are you really doing with it?

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A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

Practically Perfect PA

His fun and interactive session on building confidence is a real eye opener for anyone who could use a little confidence boost. Charlotte supports aspiring and existing VAs as their coach, mentor and chief-cheerleader for their goals and ambitions. As you guys can imagine with two weeks to go to the Virtual Summit I am literally up to my head in videos, online event technology, marketing and social media.

2017 145

Bridge the Generational Communication Gap

Office Dynamics

Build their confidence. Talk to them as a friend/mentor. We can bridge the generational communication gap between Gen-Xers, Nexters, Baby Boomers and Veterans. We just have to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of each. If you read the January 9 Monday Motivators , you are aware that I am writing a 3 part series on communication to kick off the New Year! Communication is the umbrella of our relationships and interactions.

2017 114

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

A willingness to learn and confidence to teach creates the roadmap to keeping our professional world evolving and relevant. There are a variety of ways administrative professionals and the companies they work for can support multigenerational communication and cross-mentoring. Gaining knowledge and confidence by supporting, learning from, and teaching one another not only helps each of us develop personally and professionally, but also productively supports the executive teams.

2018 109

The Sacred Process of Growth

Eat Your Career

I had just gotten off the phone with one of my mentors. I had told her about my complete and utter crisis of confidence. And my mentor gave me permission to cancel. Later, I relayed the story to my mentor via email and she said, “This is what growth looks like. I was ready to quit. I had my email message all typed up. Yes, I was going to cancel via email. That’s how unprofessional I was ready to be. I was in full-blown meltdown mode.

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Communication Skills That Have Impact…Choose The Right Medium

Office Dynamics

The only way to develop a sure confidence is to study the mediums of communication, the purpose and the relationships. Mentor? In the 21 st century, we have so many ways to communicate. Is each communication medium interchangeable? Should you use whichever one is fastest or most convenient for you? Does it make any difference whether you IM or phone someone? And when should you use letter correspondence? When a handwritten is note most appropriate?

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