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Old November 22nd, 2009, 01:30 PM   #1
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Anyone tried coaching or mentoring?

Has anyone here engaged a business coach or plugged into a mentoring programme?

How did it work for you?

This may sound a bit screwy. But stick with me for a moment. I may be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome as...yes, I'm currently working on a Business Coaching video.

A couple of interviewees flung the question right back at me. Where am I on a scale of 1-10? If I'm scoring a comfortable but not exactly earth shaking 5-7, doing well but not exactly setting the world alight, am I happy with that? What if we were 9 out of 10 instead of 5-7 out of 10? What would happen?

So it got me thinking: Cool Sales Pitch. But given the benefit of doubt...

I can see how it might work out well in a big organisation, or a NLP sales-ish sort of MLM way, but does it work for freelancers or SMB owners in the Business Comms or videography industry? People like us?

Or does the ROI just never work out?

As for mentoring, do you have a mentor? Is it a business relationship or a beer relationship?
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 01:12 AM   #2
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Yep, I pay $200.00 per month for a professional business coaching system. Have done so for a year. There has been a lot of good stuff come from it. I have a coaching partner that I telephone once a week where I set goals for the next week and review the previous week, and do a monthy mentoring session. The results are more slow to realize, but I have seen alot of tangible benefits.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 03:06 AM   #3
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Interesting to see that coaching and mentoring are 'combined' - is it the same person?

Is a coach able to be a mentor too? And is this person in videography of some form, or from a more traditional Business arm?
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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Matt,

The weekly meetings are with a peer (from a non-related industry - although this is not essential), and the monthly meetings are with a business coach.

In a nutshell, it kind of goes like this: There is a coaching system behind it all in which you define goals and objectives - starting 10 years out, then 3 years out, then annually, and quarterly, then weekly and daily. So you may say - where do I want to be in 10 years (in business, financially, family, etc.,) then you would say - what do I need to to over the next 3 years to set the momentum for this change, then what do I need to accomplish this year, this quarter, this month, this week, today...

Along the way, you learn 'success factors' to help streamline the process. It's pretty good, but like most things, you get out of it what you put into it.

You can check it out here just to see what's up (besides being a member, I have no interests in the program)Procoach Success Systems by Andrew Barber Starkey
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Old November 29th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #5
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I was always curious to the subject. I may get into it.
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