It is easy to get them confused or to think they are the same thing as the differences can seem too subtle to distinguish by many.
A mentor is someone who has been successful in their own
business and can give you a blueprint of how they did it. They teach you what you need to know if you are just starting a business. A step one, step two approach. When starting a new business, a mentor is a great person to have in your corner. These people can help you build a business or get the one you have on solid ground.
Again, they give you a blueprint of what they have done to build their own successful business.
You pay for their advice, they give it and you can take it or leave it. The concept is that is you follow their blueprint you too will be successful in your business. It does work.
When you are ready to move your business to something that
is truly your own with your brand on it, a coach may be just what you need.
A coach can help you take your established business to a
different level, help you make the business your own; help you personalize your business so it is truly you. Coaches help
you in so many ways: emotionally, spiritually, and even with your processes. Coaches are focused on your performance in
business and understand the holistic approach brings more personalized results, which is generally what you are looking for when hiring a coach.
Many people start with a business mentor and move to a coach
when they feel their business is solid and want to move to the next level.
The important part is that partnering with someone is more
helpful than going it alone. Everyone can use guidance at one time or another in their business.
There is no need for all of us to be pioneers when it comes
to having our own business. Learn from others.