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

Success

The idea is to learn and apply things you wouldn’t have otherwise thought of yourself. But if you’re looking for someone to help teach you, should you look for a coach or a mentor? There’s a reason why coaching’ and ‘mentoring’ are often used interchangeably.

Solopreneur Mentors

The Solopreneur Life

The Best Solopreneur Mentors Are The Ones You Can Model Modeling is the key to shortening the learning curve. The old saying “it takes 5 years to get a new business off the ground”, is certainly true, but there is a HACK to this timeline.

Solopreneur Mentors

The Solopreneur Life

The Best Solopreneur Mentors Are The Ones You Can Model. Modeling is the key to shortening the learning curve. Therefore, consider finding a mentor who can help. While it is beyond the scope of this article to describe how to find a mentor, you can do some research to find one. A mentor should be able to help you define your business niche. Your mentor should also give you some guidance as to whether you should narrow your focus and specialize more.

3 principles to building — and keeping — a great relationship with a mentor

Ideas.Ted

I’ve had more mentors than anyone I know. Without a father in my life, I grew up hungry for advice — which gave me a reason to make my relationships with mentors more personal and more meaningful than the average mentor-mentee relationship.

Paying it Forward: Mentoring

Make or Break Moments

Mentoring is a terrific way to help young business professionals and college students expand their experience by learning from you. Micro Mentor is a free online service that helps you connect – whether you are looking for a mentor or [.]. Connecting Moments building relationships mentoring mentoring relationships micro mentorWe talk a lot about building customer relationships, but what about other types of relationships?

Why Your Career Needs Reverse Mentoring

On The Job

When older workers witness young IT employees making workplace gaffes like referring to the CEO as “dude,” they may shake their heads and sigh, knowing that the young employees have a lot to learn. That’s why more employers are starting to explore reverse mentoring. At Mastercard, for example, Chief Human Resource Officer Ron Garrow admits that while he’s not a technophobe, “I recognized that I had a lot to learn about operating in this new world.”

How to be an Effective Mentor

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to be an Effective Mentor Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 2, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Mentoring can be one of the most effective means of teaching: inviting someone to learn from the example of another with more experience. Being a mentor doesn’t mean having all the answers to every question. A good mentor know which questions to ask to stimulate development in their protégeé.

How to Find a Professional Mentor if You're in College

On The Job

That's what this organization I wrote about for Gannett/USA Today aims to do: Saquoia Lewis, 21, says she's always wanted a mentor. That's when Lewis found StudentMentor , a nonprofit organization that matches college students with volunteer mentors for free. I've learned a lot from her," says Lewis of the human resources professional she now e-mails at least twice a week with questions. We even let upperclassmen — like those in law school — serve as mentors," he says.

5 Life Lessons I Learned from My Father

Success

You see, she was raised by a coach (me)—a dad who spent many professional hours working with CEOs and entrepreneurs learning how to be better leaders and how to make their businesses run more efficiently. Prepare for each moment to be a learning moment.

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6 Ways To Feast On Learning

Office Dynamics

I have always been hungry to learn. Or I should say, once I finished high school I gained an appreciation of learning. I was also blessed during my younger working years, to have 3 outstanding executive mentors who I supported in various industries. Well, that continued as years passed and I am still hungry to learn. I hope you will be an every-day student; don’t ever be so full of yourself that you stop learning. Ways to Feast On Learning this month.

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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.

How I Learned to Love Selling (and How You Can Too)

Success

With this new idea, I learned to stop worrying and love sales. Now I coach startup entrepreneurs and get to see my students make their first sales, grow , and start mentoring other entrepreneurs. And your customers can receive it only when you learn to love sales. .

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Business Success Lessons I've Learned (Part 1)

Virtual Moxie

And here's some of what I've learned about becoming successful in business--whether you have your own company, or you work for someone else: 1. When you get to the fork in the road, and you don't know which way to go, go left :) One of my mentors told me that years ago, and it's sage advice. Too many cooks spoil the soup, dontchaknow, and it’s really impossible to learn, process, and implement the information garnered by several at once. Learn more.

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Mentoring a Young Executive - Jodith Allen

Office Dynamics

One of the toughest, but most rewarding, jobs an Administrative or Executive Assistant can have is helping a young executive learn how to partner with an assistant. Learning the Role of the Administrative or Executive Assistant. It takes time for new executives to learn to trust the abilities of their assistants. In today’s business world, we are valued partners of our executives, and the earlier this is learned by a young executive, the more successful he or she will be.

Mentoring a Young Executive - Jodith Allen

Office Dynamics

One of the toughest, but most rewarding, jobs an Administrative or Executive Assistant can have is helping a young executive learn how to partner with an assistant. Learning the Role of the Administrative or Executive Assistant. It takes time for new executives to learn to trust the abilities of their assistants. In today’s business world, we are valued partners of our executives, and the earlier this is learned by a young executive, the more successful he or she will be.

Business Success Lessons I've Learned (Part 2)

Virtual Moxie

Last week, I sat down to create a list of some of the business lessons I've learned in my 15 years in business for myself. She told me of a mentor who used to say that if he worked on a problem and couldn't figure it out in ten minutes or less, he gave it to someone more qualified. And there you have it, friends.the second installation of some of what I've learned on this great big business adventure of mine.

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Mentoring & Stories We Tell Ourselves

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

And while it would have been years before we could have learned anytime we act out or rebel it only hurts ourselves, our critical thinking skills had already been triggered. That lesson I oddly learned from Oprah. Because I had these and many other stories largely to the credit of other people, I never paused to think how much they shaped my life, much less that they existed as mantras until I started mentoring other people.

Zeqr Introduces a New Approach to Learning

Small Business CEO

Zeqr is quite literally the future of learning. Groundbreaking e-learning experience. While competition is sure to pop up real soon, Zeqr is the first of its kind to offer a virtual classroom experience with experts in every field imaginable mentoring you in real time.… … Information Technology online education online learning Zeqr Zeqr review

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From the UnCollege Manifesto: 12 Steps to Self-Directed Lifelong Learning

The Solopreneur Life

12 Steps to Self-Directed Lifelong Learning. Keep a to-learn list. Find and be a mentor. Live abroad and learn a new language. Related posts: Featured Soloist Natalia Sylvester: “Focus On the Small Steps” Featured Soloist Dr. Shannon Reece: “You Never Stop Learning” Encouragement Goal-Setting Starting Out Dale J. Stephens lifelong learning the UnCollege manifesto

2012 165

Why You Must Learn to Work With Other Departments

On The Job

They suggest, for example: Providing greet and learn opportunities. Guest speakers from other departments can meet with employees or set up mentoring programs to help new and long-time employees stay current (read more here In the past, the only time the tech department and those in finance or business operations might have interacted was at the annual holiday party.

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How to Trim the Learning Curve for New Workers

On The Job

Organizations that hope to remain competitive must ensure that they’re not only hiring qualified workers, but that these new employees will be able to trim their learning curve so their input will be felt as soon as possible. Called“L’Oreal Fit,” the program includes training and roundtable discussions; meetings with key insiders; on-the-job learning supported by line management; and individual mentoring.

2014 133

Product/Program Promotion: Problems & Profits - Launching Lessons Learned Interview Dr. Venus Opal Reese Live Event Launch

Stephanie LH Calahan

Introducing Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.  She is an inspirational speaker, business mentor for black women, and marketing strategist.    Thank you for your willingness to share some of your mistakes and lessons learned so that others could benefit! All of my mentors had been white. I took the time to look at who was demonstrating with their dollars, I was their mentor

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When the music fades…

The Small Business Blog

You should concentrate more on that which you learn from failures than that you overlook from success. What are your mentors saying? Business Failure business failure Business Mentors MentoringThe flow of the rhythm… the rush of the beat… the adrenaline pumping! Oh, the thrill of dancing! True music lovers really appreciate the swell of emotions they have when they find a new song. It would seem at first that you could never get tired of it.

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Marketing Lessons I Learned From My Dad, the Pastor

The Solopreneur Life

It was the 1970s and 1980s in Mentor, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. But during his years in Mentor, my Dad unknowingly was using sound marketing principles. The Mentor church grew tremendously: membership and budget at least tripled, and the congregation successfully executed a major building program at a time when interest rates were 18%. From time to time I have considered the “marketing&# lessons to be learned from my Dad’s stint in Mentor.

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Learning To Love a Job You Hate

On The Job

I met new people, immersed myself in learning new stuff. The lesson: Yes, Virginia, you can learn to love the job you hate. Get a mentor? Tags: love your job Anita Bruzzese career advice career columnist reinvent job quit job matthew mcconaughey how can i talk to boss should i hate your job learn to love job Anita Bruzzese

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Product/Program Promotion Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned Expert Interview

Stephanie LH Calahan

Introducing Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.  Thank you for your willingness to share some of your mistakes and lessons learned so that others could benefit! What didn’t go so well and what were your lessons learned?   Andrea, what a great lesson you learned.  Any big lessons learned? Mentor and Certified Strategic Business Leadership Coach.

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Learning From a Demotion

On The Job

Get a professional mentor to help keep you focused and committed, and make sure you meet with the boss more frequently to ensure you're headed in the right direction. The point is that whether you decide to tough it out and earn back your old job (or an even better one), or leave the employer, take the time to make the demotion a learning experience. Remember the time as a child when you tripped and fell in front of all your classmates?

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5 Habits Guaranteed to Boost Your EA Career in 2021

Team ELS

With a journal, we can learn from our days and weeks to find ways to improve our processes and celebrate the wins. You will learn so much through this method! If you aren’t comfortable finding an accountability partner on a peer level, it might be better to seek out a mentor.

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Don’t Go it Alone! Grow Your Business With a Mastermind Group

Step It Up VA Coaching

A coach or mentor can be an invaluable asset to help us focus on priorities, and give us encouragement. Along with the coach/mentor guiding the group, your ideal mastermind group is made up of peers with extensive experience in their individual fields. What better way to become a big earner, than to learn from them? You may join one through a coach or mentor, respected colleague, through a live event, or even form your own with peers. by Donna Toothaker.

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6 Ways to Bring Your Lifetime Dreams to Fruition

Office Dynamics

I had a great mentor named Linda Miles who had an established speaking business. After doing our research and taking other necessary steps, we are holding the first Learning at Sea for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants in March 2017. So what made me finally pull the trigger for the Learning at Sea experience? First, it was deciding that I really wanted to host a unique learning experience for assistants.

2016 101

Episode 241: What Sports Can Teach Us About Greatness with Don Yaeger

Productivityist

Don Yaeger is primarily sought to discuss lessons on achieving greatness, learned from first-hand experiences with some of the greatest sports legends in the world. He is also often retained by companies and organizations to coach their leaders, management teams, and employees on building a culture of greatness by studying great teams in sports and discerning the business lessons we can learn from them. Book: A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring.

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Honoring an Inspiration: The Passing of Stephen R. Covey

Eat Your Career

In short, Mr. Covey was exceptionally successful, globally influential and a mentor to many. Let’s aim to always be growing and learning. personal Mentor Stephen CoveyThe sad news came out earlier today that author and personal development guru, Stephen Covey, passed away.

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Don’t Go it Alone! Grow Your Business With a Mastermind Group

Step It Up VA Coaching

A coach or mentor can be an invaluable asset to help us focus on priorities, and give us encouragement. Along with the coach/mentor guiding the group, your ideal mastermind group is made up of peers with extensive experience in their individual fields. What better way to become a big earner, than to learn from them? You may join one through a coach or mentor, respected colleague, through a live event, or even form your own with peers. by Donna Toothaker.

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. We have listed each speaker and what the attendees will learn. As the assistant wanting to get approval, you would fill in the Goal/Learning Objectives column and then present that to your executive and show the benefits of each. It’s a great way to mentor, as well as network.

2015 163

The Heart of the Matter: My Tribute to Olympia Dukakis

Bonnie Low-Krayman

I admit I will be processing this for some time, but I have some thoughts I want to share about my dear friend, former employer, mentor, and role model that do not appear in these articles. She loved me and mentored me and challenged me. I learned that from her too.

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Customer service procedures and.

Service Untitled

You would take lessons, learn the skill, and try your newly learned abilities while accompanied by your coach or mentor. Offer role-playing, mentoring and carefully select those employees who can resolve, address and deal with customers in a positive manner. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

Bonnie’s Workplace 2021 Wish List

Bonnie Low-Krayman

This may be the perfect time to start playing that instrument, take up a new hobby, learn another language, or write that poem. In a team meeting, they were asked about what they learned about leadership from the COS. I wish that you find a mentor. By Bonnie Low-Kramen.

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Lessons in Revolutionary Thinking

Office Dynamics

Activate Creative Potential: through the power of their stories… Make Our World Better: to become heroes of their careers and mentors to others. I help administrative professionals connect through the power of their stories to become heroes of their careers and mentors to others. . As she shared her stories, I was transported right along with her, from her earliest DECA mentoring experience, to the challenge of writing her first book, to her vision for an #AdminNation.

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From Executive Assistant to CEO

ProAssisting Blog

Office Managers E-Learning Modules Outline E-Learning Modules: Part 1 Contact Us Enrollment Login All Posts, Tales from the Trenches, (6) Comments From Executive Assistant to CEO Submitted by Ethan on February 22, 2010 at 04:36 PM The New York Times has a great article about Ursula Burns, the new CEO for Xerox. Finding the right boss who took the time—when there was time—to mentor her was key to Ms.

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OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

Office Dynamics

Meanwhile, the Office Dynamics team including Joan Burge and the conference’s featured expert presenters like Julie Perrine, Chrissy Scivique and Lucy Brazier flowed through the space, helping connect people with industry peers and mentors, sharing stories and smiles. Although modern culture tries to tell us that being creative is a natural gift, Lisa challenged us to understand that it is simply another skill that can be learned and developed.

2014 126

Create the Career and Life You Want

Office Dynamics

In fact, Jasmine Freeman just talked to me about how many assistants are interested in learning about setting goals and mapping out a plan. You can use them as learning experiences. If you choose the latter and I hope you will, you will learn more than you ever would by having everything go smoothly. P.S. If you love nurturing others, teaching, coaching or mentoring peers, you might want to consider being a facilitator for the Star Achievement Series®.

2016 105

Minute Taking

Laughing all the Way to Work

I wanted to progress in my career and knew if I was going to do that I would have to learn to take minutes. I'm the type of person that when I want to do something I learn everything there is about it. I have since learned it is a little bit more than I initially thought, but knowing the basics definitely helped and was the start of getting over the fear so I could then start to learn. The first time my boss asked me to take minutes I gulped and the fear took over.

2012 125

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day

Office Dynamics

Ultimately, our progress hinges on the quality relationships and authentic connections we make together, and whether we can implement what we learn. Next, she dove into an illustration of how we can more gracefully learn to roll with the constant interruptions, schedule changes, and frustrations of being an administrative professional, and ultimately reminded us, “You have two jobs. The final closing was emotional, as peers and mentors hugged and exchanged contact information.

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