One of the key resources an entrepreneur needs is coaching and mentorship. You will need someone to listen to your experience with an unbiased ear, applying their acquired wisdom (hopefully your mentor is wise) and guiding you to ultimately focus on your bigger picture as you deal with the semantics of life.
Coaching and mentoring can provide an array of benefits for both individuals and their organizations of all sizes, especially small businesses and family businesses. It provides individuals a way to connect, learn and grow their companies or within the company and along their own career paths including creating balance and focus.
What is the difference between coaching and Mentoring?
Simply put, coaching is about growing the person, YOU, the business owner, from the inside out. Coaching helps you to determine goals that match your highest potential, create a realistic plan to achieve those goals, discover how you self-sabotage your business, and be accountable for achieving goals within a planned time frame. While your coach might offer you insight and advice, the primary purpose of coaching is to empower YOU to learn how to create the business of your dreams whilst still managing and juggling your personal life.
Mentoring brings the expertise of the consultant expertise into the mix. A mentor offers information, advice, brainstorming and training. I like to say that a Mentor Tells and a Coach Asks or guides. Look for a someone who has achieved what you want to achieve, someone who is willing to share all their knowledge, wisdom and practical tips with you.
Personally, I strongly encourage my clients to use THE services of one person who is able to combine the roles of both a Business coach and consulting Mentor which is the best of both worlds.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach and no single formula for successfully balancing work and family. Every person and family must find specific solutions to their issues depending on their own preferences and needs.
If you need help in finding this so called “balance”, contact Hawa Charfaray, CEO: Training Excellence South Africa and CEO Orbrix in (UAE) on email@example.com
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Hawa Charfaray is the CEO & Founder of Training Excellence Africa & The Middle East and CEO Orbrix Dubai. She is a renowned International Corporate Trainer and Motivational Global Speaker. Hawa is committed to community development through social responsibility efforts as an Inspirational Presenter.
Hawa has invested in changing lives through her many years of experience as Global Speaker, Trainer, a corporate wellness practitioner, an NLP practitioner, Life Coach, Language and Behavior (LAB) Profile Practitioner, Inventory, Work Attitude and Motivation (iWAM) practitioner, Ecometric practitioner, Hypnotherapy Practitioner and Time Line Practitioner. She is both honored and inspired to be nominated by the recognized bodies below. She says “We cannot become ourselves by ourselves. We need to go out of our way to support each other. We need to be mirrored, emulated and celebrated, as who you are truly does make a difference – Become Consciously Purposeful in Your Life as a leader!”