Business coaching in India
Individuals, entrepreneur and business executive often get confused between business coach and business mentor and end up making wrong choices. It is important to distinguish between coach and mentor to reach the desired solution.
Both are beneficial in running your company effectively, but have different roles to play.
Who is business mentor?
Business mentor is like a guide, who advises the business owner, entrepreneur and support them in organizing and managing the business. He is an experienced person, who has seen the entire thick and thins of business and offer general advice and inspiration.
Who is a business coach?
A business coach focuses on certain relevant tasks and skills. For instance highlighting important sales techniques, strategy, customer complaints and almost day to day operations, this is completely opposite to business mentoring.
Major differences between business coaching and business mentoring
- The success of the business coach is defined by risen sales, whereas the success of business mentor is defined by employee’s enhanced self-belief and decision taking ability.
- Business Coaching training is usually shorter, may be for a month or two and focuses on cultivating some relevant skills required for the job. Mentor ship is about developing interpersonal skills, decision taking ability, persistence and usually takes several months or even a year.
- Business mentoring requires a lot of planning and is successful in long term goals, whereas business coaching is about identifying the skill and immediately starts working on it.
- If you have just started your startup, probably business mentor is the right choice as he will help in transforming group of people into a team by sharing some valuable advices, inspirational stories, etc.
- If certain tasks confuse you, go for business coach. They help in cultivating new skills and help maximize the impact of current skills.
- Choice is always yours as both have important role to play ( both in shorter and longer term).Hope all the fuss and confusion is clear after reading this blog.