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Coach or Mentor: Which One Provides More Wisdom?

I don’t have an “Ology” but I have a stockroom full of stories, experience and lessons so does that make me Wise or full of Wisdom?


Does being wise qualify me to Mentor or Coach you or do I need more ?

So I went and did the research to ascertain my worth

Wisdom is a trait that is highly valued by many individuals and cultures. It refers to the ability to make sound judgments and decisions based on experience, knowledge, and good judgement. Wisdom involves being able to see beyond the surface level of things and to understand the deeper underlying truths and principles that govern the world around us. It is often associated with maturity and a deep understanding of human nature, as well as with qualities such as empathy, compassion, and humility. People who are wise are often respected and admired by others, and their insights and advice are highly sought after. Cultivating wisdom is a lifelong process that involves constant learning, reflection, and self-awareness, and it can bring great rewards both personally and professionally.


To be a mentor or a coach, one needs to possess wisdom.

And have a strong foundation of knowledge and experience in a particular field. Mentors must possess excellent communication and listening skills, as they are responsible for guiding their mentees through the ups and downs of their journey. They must be patient and empathetic towards their mentees, and offer constructive feedback that helps them grow and develop their skills.

In addition, mentors should also be approachable and trustworthy. They should create a safe and supportive environment where their mentees feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas. Lastly, mentors should be committed to their mentees' success, and willing to invest time and effort into helping them achieve their goals.

Being a mentor is a rewarding experience that requires dedication and a genuine desire to help others succeed. It is a chance to make a positive impact on someone's life, and to share the knowledge and experience that you have gained over the years. Whether you are mentoring a coworker or a student, the role of a mentor is an important one that can help shape the future of those around you.

So then explain to me how that is different to a Coach

A coach is someone who provides guidance, support, and encouragement to help individuals or teams achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Coaches may work in various fields, such as sports, business, or personal development, and they may use different approaches and techniques to help their clients succeed. Some common responsibilities of a coach include setting goals, creating action plans, providing feedback, and helping clients overcome obstacles and challenges. Ultimately, a coach serves as a trusted partner who helps their clients navigate their journey towards success and fulfilment.


So How do I choose ?

While both roles share some similarities, they also have distinct differences. Understanding these differences can help you choose the right one for your needs.

A coach is someone who helps you achieve specific goals, usually related to your job or career. A coach will work with you to develop a plan of action and provide guidance and support to help you stay on track. Coaches are typically hired for a specific period of time and focus on specific skills or objectives. They often have expertise in a particular area and use that expertise to help you improve.

A mentor, on the other hand, is someone who provides guidance and advice based on their own experience. Mentors can help you develop your skills, knowledge, and abilities in a more holistic way. They provide guidance on career development, personal growth, and other areas that may be important to you.

When choosing between a coach and a mentor, it's important to consider your specific needs and goals. If you're looking to develop a specific skill or achieve a particular objective, a coach may be the best choice. If you're looking for more general guidance and advice, a mentor may be a better fit. Ultimately, the choice will depend on your individual needs and preferences.

So , now you know all of that are you any closer to knowing my worth ?

Lets flip it for a moment , Why would I want to partner with you ? as lets be honest I am the one who gets to choose, isn't that why I left the safety net of PAYE ...YEP, YES, Yes Indeedy.

My Green Flags :

  • You have an overwhelming desire to be more creative

  • You have victories but they now feel hollow

  • You have written but not completed 2-3 book ideas

  • You have a She Shed/He Shed with multiple unfinished projects

  • You move your furniture every season to compliment the light and your mood.

  • You have more second hand items and recycled items in your household than you care to admit

  • You want to give back or be more philanthropic but unsure how/what/where/when

  • You cannot deny your sixth sense anymore and keen to discover if this is “ Normal”

  • Would really like to hang out with a group of humans to discuss, learn, discover and feel safe to BE YOU.

  • Can dedicate 4 hours a month to YOU and not feel selfish or guilty for even contemplating that thought.

  • Willing and Open to a discovery call with me 😇

Luckily for me I have around 50 testimonials validating my wisdom and worth but deep down none of that really matters if we don't take the first step and explore if this partnership was meant for More ...

I know I am made for MORE, are YOU?

AND Mary Gardella captures one of my favourite moments with Eileen one of my Board of Directors as we discuss the power of accepting Green Flags.


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