20 min

How to Know if a Mentor or Business Coach is Right for You (and the BIG Difference Between the Two!‪)‬ Everyone Wins: Client-First Sales for Wedding Photographers

    • Entrepreneurship

Today, I’m we’re talking about mentors, business coaches, what the difference is, and how to know if working with one of these types of people is right for you!

I decided on this topic recently for a few reasons. First of all, I see lots and lots of talk about “mentoring” and “business coaching” online, and honestly I think lots of people think they are essentially the same thing. There are even some educators out there that interchange those terms or consider them as equal. Which . . . you’re going to learn in this episode, isn’t really true. 

Second, I have worked with both business coaches and mentors in my own business, and I have offered both mentorships and business coaching in the past (and present). Truthfully, I didn’t really know the difference myself until I actually experienced being on the receiving end of these two different types of business instruction. Working one-on-one with an experienced professional can be one of the most effective ways to really grow your business to the next level. But you have to know what you’re getting into and why if you really want that relationship to be effective.

So we’re going to talk about a lot of things today. First, I’m going to break down the difference between a business coach and a mentor. Then I’m going to talk about how to determine which one of these options is right for you. You might find that both seem like really great options, you might learn that neither option is a good fit for you, but regardless, my hope is that at the end of this episode, you have a crystal-clear idea about exactly what each of these professionals can do for you!

Today, I’m we’re talking about mentors, business coaches, what the difference is, and how to know if working with one of these types of people is right for you!

I decided on this topic recently for a few reasons. First of all, I see lots and lots of talk about “mentoring” and “business coaching” online, and honestly I think lots of people think they are essentially the same thing. There are even some educators out there that interchange those terms or consider them as equal. Which . . . you’re going to learn in this episode, isn’t really true. 

Second, I have worked with both business coaches and mentors in my own business, and I have offered both mentorships and business coaching in the past (and present). Truthfully, I didn’t really know the difference myself until I actually experienced being on the receiving end of these two different types of business instruction. Working one-on-one with an experienced professional can be one of the most effective ways to really grow your business to the next level. But you have to know what you’re getting into and why if you really want that relationship to be effective.

So we’re going to talk about a lot of things today. First, I’m going to break down the difference between a business coach and a mentor. Then I’m going to talk about how to determine which one of these options is right for you. You might find that both seem like really great options, you might learn that neither option is a good fit for you, but regardless, my hope is that at the end of this episode, you have a crystal-clear idea about exactly what each of these professionals can do for you!

20 min