How do you find and take advantage of an innovation, business and/or career coach/mentor? I was the beneficiary of a great mentor who had a major impact on my career success. As a result, I believe others can benefit from finding the right mentor that can help them through this thing called life. So, do you need a coach or a mentor? Is there a difference between the two?
In this weeks show, Phil McKinney and Kym McNicholas talk about their personal experiences with their coach/mentor. They also offer some advice on how to find the right coach or mentor for you.
The topics covered included:
- What is the difference between a coach and a mentor?
- How has a coach/mentor helped them?
- How do you go about finding a coach/mentor?
- How do you ‘test' to make sure the coach/mentor is a good fit for you?
- What to look out for when vetting a coach or mentor?
To help address the confusion before you even listen to the show, yes there is a difference between a coach and a mentor,
A coach provides specific instruction regarding how to improve your performance. For example, a baseball coach will help his team members improve specific functions, like pitching, catching or batting. He will offer clear directives and suggestions for improvement.
A mentor focuses on the individual’s needs, not the needs of the organization they work for. The mentor’s role is to not only help the mentee now, but help them develop the skills needed for future roles.
- Article: Innovation Mentoring vs. Innovation Coaching: Which Do You Need?
- Kym McNicholas on Facebook
- Kym McNicholas on LinkedIn
Listen to this week's show, Finding and Benefiting From A Coach and Mentor S12 Ep12.