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


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.

Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne

Office Dynamics

Mentors & Masterminds, a dating service for administrative professionals looking for their perfect mentor match! The post Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne appeared first on Office Dynamics. Tune in and hear Tara’s story on how this project was formed and where it’s going. It’s an interesting journey and we would love to know, is this something you’ll be using to advance your career?


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How To Find Your Mentor

Productivity Bits

Whatever stage you are in your career, you need a mentor. A mentor brings out the best in you. You might be the king of experts in your company but you still need a mentor. A mentor does not only bring out the best in you, he or she also does keep your ego in check so you don’t go out of bounds. How does a Mentor differ from a Teacher? Simply put, a Teacher is a “push&# , a Mentor is a “pull&#. How do you find your mentor?

Why Your Career Needs Reverse Mentoring

On The Job

That’s why more employers are starting to explore reverse mentoring. So Garrow, 51, began participating in the employer’s reciprocal mentoring program. Zachary, director of the Center for Mentoring Excellence , says reverse mentoring allows a young IT person to gain exposure to a senior-level person, “and the senior-level person gets to learn something” from the young employee.

How to Build a Business Case for Training Requests

All Things Admin

Requesting Training and Professional Development Support from Your Employer. But when that training comes with a large price tag, it’s often out of reach. Find out as much as you can about the training you’re requesting. Will the training take place on company time?

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Mentoring a Young Executive - Jodith Allen

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Mgr/Asst TeamAt some point in your career, you are going to be working for someone who has never had an assistant before. 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. Understanding the Need to Delegate. In my experience, new executives have two hurdles to cross. First, they are used to doing everything themselves.

At Your Side: Mentoring in the Workplace

Laughing all the Way to Work

We called this “at your side” training. I recently met a former co-worker for lunch and she described the way the assistants are trained in her office. 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. In that sense I am mentoring via the blog.

Happy Birthday Saleabration--Save BIG on Our Virtual Assistant Trainings!

Virtual Moxie

Case in point, we''re running a promo on both the self-study Virtual Basics Program, and our deeply-personal and focused Virtual Mentoring Program in conjunction with rounding out the end of my 50th bday celebration. 50% off on our Virtual Basics, and $500 off on the Virtual Mentoring Program, through Wednesday. THAT means that someone who is a self-paced learner can get every bit of the goodness of our training to start her practice for under $300.

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

Recruit CRM

Recruiters are often known as the "source of hiring", but as a recruitment agency, your search for the perfect candidate can only go as far as how well trained your recruiters are. 10 Things To Keep In Mind While Training Recruiters In Your Agency 1.

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

Recruit CRM

Recruiters are often known as the "source of hiring", but as a recruitment agency, your search for the perfect candidate can only go as far as how well trained your recruiters are. 10 Things To Keep In Mind While Training Recruiters In Your Agency 1.

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Why You Need to Grab for Training Opportunities at Work

On The Job

When your boss offers you more training, your immediate response may be to decline. More training? Now, instead of complaining, more companies are beginning to train employees for the skills they need. Also, missing out on a company-paid training opportunities or education can put you at a disadvantage if you have to look for another job and lack critical skills. So how do you position yourself to be selected for more on-the-job training?

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On Trains, Goats, Eagles, Social Media, and Not Jumpin' on the Crazy

Virtual Moxie

Add to that that Internet Marketers, running tiered coaching and mentoring programs designed to help people grow their businesses, tell their clients that they need a bevy of services and products to grow their businesses that they often don’t yet actually need (if you don't have a list, you do not need Infusionsoft!), As for social media, three years ago, I said, for the first time, that the social media train was leaving the station and anyone not on it would be left behind.

2011 174

Honoring an Inspiration: The Passing of Stephen R. Covey

Eat Your Career

This is a book I’ve used in my coaching and training for years and it’s also a personal favorite. Mr. Covey authored many other bestselling books on personal and professional development and was also one of the founders of FranklinCovey , the company that creates some of the best time management and organizational products and training programs around. In short, Mr. Covey was exceptionally successful, globally influential and a mentor to many. personal Mentor Stephen Covey

2012 152

Does Returning to the Office Help Diversity?


Companies need to train staff — and especially managers — to conduct remote and hybrid meetings in a way that’s sensitive to diversity concerns. . Companies need to train staff — and especially managers — to conduct remote and hybrid meetings in a way that’s sensitive to diversity concerns.

2022 266

Is Mentorship The Key To Career Advancement For Women?


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.

2022 219

Personal Growth Is Your Responsibility

Office Dynamics

This may mean attending training programs to increase your skills. Very often your companies will pay for these courses if your employer sees the benefit to the company for you to have the training. It is your responsibility to source the training you need and bring it to the attention of your employer. Having a mentor will help an assistant develop skills. Mentors are people who possess skills, knowledge, and attributes that you would like to also possess.

2015 138

How to go from a PA to a VA

Practically Perfect PA

Finally, get yourself a mentor or join a VA training course – don’t try and go it alone. If you want to save yourself a lot of stress, wasted money and time, find a training company that can help you make the transition faster and easier. They’ll also offer tailored one-on-one mentoring and ongoing support and training, past your initial VA qualification. Are you currently a PA, dreaming of having your own VA business?

2017 141

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Training budgets were ample; opportunity for advancement sparkled like diamonds for the taking. Administrators handled many tasks, and had backups, cross training, and team-shared projects. Training budgets dissipated, opportunities dried up, and assistants had larger workloads without staffing backups. Training and Development – organizations are investing more than ever before in specialized training.

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Ep 178: Lynn Walder on Detaching Your Worth from Your Work

Go Burrows

To learn more about how you can join the now 200+ growth-minded Leader Assistants, check out our Leader Assistant Premium Membership for ongoing training, coaching, and community.

2022 71

Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies For Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Working together can mean cross-training for out-of-office coverage and expansion of what the team together can accomplish that one person alone cannot do. Sharing expertise, mentoring and offering to cover for your colleague during their vacation or for a medical emergency, are all great contributors to peer synergy. Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda.

2015 133

Ep 164: Kathleen Gauden – Owner of The Virtual Assistant and Company

Go Burrows

She also mentors and teaches VAs starting out, or those wishing to take their business to the next level, via 1:1 coaching. Kathleen Gauden is owner of The Virtual Assistant & Company and has been working from home since long before it was hip and trendy.

2022 69

Break Through a Career Plateau and Climb to the Stars!

Office Dynamics

Seek new education or training. Whether you pursue formal schooling or seek professional training through conferences and seminars, you’re sure to benefit, and so is your career. It could be your supervisor, a mentor, an HR manager or even a career coach. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Problem Solving Self Development breakthrough career guidance career plateau coaching executive assistant expand your role training and development

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Ep 159: Nellie Jacob – Longtime Executive Assistant and Strengths Coach

Go Burrows

She was the second mom to her siblings, the nurturer, mentor, the planner and the go to for her parents when it came to translating at appointments and dealing with things that arrived in the mail.

2022 72

The Power of the Strategic Partnership Whitepaper

Admin Awards

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. “I was always very fortunate to meet various individuals who mentored me. ” REACH OUT TO A MENTOR.

2021 52

From Executive Assistant to CEO

ProAssisting Blog

She has held many different positions throughout her 30 years working for the company but what is particularly interesting to us here at ProAssisting is how Ursula was mentored in the executive assistant position by her two different bosses. Finding the right boss who took the time—when there was time—to mentor her was key to Ms. It made me reflect on how much coaching and mentoring I was giving to my own assistant.

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Invest In Yourself

Office Dynamics

And webinar attendees were very excited until I announced the price which actually was an amazing value for everything I will be giving to the group—through my 42 years of experience, being a mentor and coach, plus materials for the program and 90-minute live sessions for 12 months. Talking about your shortcomings to your peers or executive–or a mentor–or even maybe a friend outside of work is beneficial. “You are your most precious asset.

2015 145

Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

There are loads of websites, training providers and magazines out there for assistants and some are definitely better than others! The magazine doesn’t contain any advertising so it is packed full of articles focussed on training and mentoring assistants. The website is set up so that is local to the country you live in and it also has lots of blogs and articles on career development and training. Pin It. Welcome to my new blog site.

2012 139

Five Steps for Survival When You've Been Verbally Reprimanded

On The Job

Do you need anger management classes, or perhaps more training in an area that makes you defensive because you lack the necessary skills? This is a good opportunity to find a mentor who is willing to give you honest feedback and help steer you back on course. Tags: verbally reprimanded save job poor performance bad mentors could lose job yelled at by boss improve performance performance evaluations career advice Anita Bruzzese

2009 100

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.

2014 174

3 Action Steps for an Honest Self-Assessment


You need to surround yourself with trusted friends and mentors who will be honest with you about your performance and what areas need improvement. You are never going to be totally trained or prepared; there is no schedule of required classes. Do you believe in yourself?

2022 219

Why e-Mail Isn’t Always Your Best Option

Office Dynamics

Mentor? Admin Assistant Training Assistant Training Communication Skills Etiquette Self Development Technology e-mail effective communication finding the best way to communicate getting your message across at work managing your executive's email white elephant called e-mailA White Elephant Called “e-Mail” I’m still digging through my Office Dynamics archives and found this great topic I want to share with you.

2015 137


Office Dynamics

As Joan explained, neither her career, nor this signature annual gathering, is about “training” — it’s about making work lives substantially BETTER for administrative professionals in every stage of their careers, and carving out the administrative path as a career of choice for high-performing and high-potential individuals. The training, speaking, coaching and writing Joan devotes herself to, as well as this conference itself, is how she achieves those goals.

2014 100

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

If you have a mentoring relationship, share this weekly review by email: this allows you to stay in touch and get feedback without placing a burden on your mentoring partner by requiring their attention “right now.”. Once you have gotten into the above habits, it’s important to start scheduling time for a deeper dive into your professional development plan, as well as for extended training sessions.

2017 122

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Working together can mean cross-training for out-of-office coverage and expansion of what the team together can accomplish that one person alone cannot do. Sharing expertise, mentoring and offering to cover for your colleague during their vacation or for a medical emergency, are all great contributors to peer synergy. Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda.

2016 105

6 Ways To Feast On Learning

Office Dynamics

I was also blessed during my younger working years, to have 3 outstanding executive mentors who I supported in various industries. ” I learn from the savvy executive assistants who attend my training programs, the executives who hire me, and from anyone I come in contact with as I travel the country. I decided to pull out this Monday Motivator from 2013 because it is a favorite of mine, still holds true and in fact, I believe it to be truer than ever before.

2016 129

Top 10 Best Financial Resources for Women

Bonnie Low-Krayman

Some helpful business assets these organizations provide include mentors, templates for documents and contracts, free professional advice, and online training courses. By Bonnie Low-Kramen.

2021 63

When Was the Last Time You Invested in Your Career?

On The Job

Will it require training or additional education? Check in with mentors. Talk to a mentor about where you are in your career, and new goals. Does your mentor think you need to turn in a new direction?

2021 207

The Admin’s Impact on Employee Morale & Culture Whitepaper

Admin Awards

The manager had been asked to participate in some leadership training opportunities, and he passed on those — he thought they were stupid. In your role, you can help people understand what’s in it for them if they adopt something or if they take certain training. FIND A MENTOR. Seek out mentors and experts, whether they be managers, people in your HR office, employees in your Learning and Development office, or other Admins.

2021 40

Create the Career and Life You Want

Office Dynamics

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®. Admin Assistant Training Assistant Training Career Management Motivators create the career and life you want destiny future goal setting goals learning making changes moving forward resolutions Star Achievement SeriesYour destiny is in your hands.

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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. After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer.

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