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Mentor or Coach, Which Do I Need?

Mentor or Coach

When it comes to accountability, no shortcut can get you everything you need. The process of accountability must be met with hard work and a dedicated and positive mindset. This will ensure significant progress and success. Sometimes, when we tackle the challenges of incorporating accountability into our life or business, it is wise to acquire the help of an individual who has gone through the process themselves and knows how to help you reach your goals easier.

In this post, we will review the differences between a Coach and a Mentor. Find out what situations are best suited to their different roles for your life or business.

The Differences

The difference between a Coach and a Mentor is not in the process or method of working. It’s in the extent to which they are directly involved in the accountability process of your teams of yourself. Coaching is more performance driven, designed to improve the professional’s on-the-job performance. Mentoring is more development driven. Mentors look not just at the professional’s current job function but beyond, taking a more holistic approach to career development.

The Mentor

In the workplace (or at home during COVID), a Mentor will take a more indirect approach and work by equipping your teams with the knowledge they need while evaluating their progress from a distance.

If the Mentor thinks that their direct involvement is required at any moment, they will bring the matter to attention and guide you or your staff on how to execute a certain action or solve a specific problem correctly.

The Coach

A Coach takes a more involved and direct approach to accountability at home or the workplace. An accountability coach will directly guide you in all matters and actions. They will keep an eye on your or your team’s progress. A coach will help your team gain more significant results through continuous optimization and learning.

Best Suited for a Mentor

Situations and requirements that suit and merit a Mentor’s services are best defined as when your team already has some relevant experience and knowledge when it comes to accountability and does not require constant learning and monitoring to find the right groove.

If you or your team are familiar with the fundamental concepts and practical aspects of accountability and require a little help from time to time to sort out new problems, the services of a Mentor are the right choice.

Best Suited for a Coach

Situations that merit a Coach’s services are defined as when you and your teams are just setting off on your accountability journey and need someone to directly guide the way and teach you and your teams how to implement the concepts and practices of accountability. When you and your team are both new to the world of accountability and prefer to learn and improve as you go along, it is best to choose the services of an accountability coach in this situation.

Conclusion

Choosing either a Coach or a Mentor eventually falls to your personal preferences and requirements. Using the short guidelines mentioned above, you can evaluate your needs and decide the best fit for the situation. If you’re looking for guidance, support and insights from someone who’s been there, there’s no substitute for a mentor. If you need a trained practitioner to provide accountability, a professional coach is the ideal candidate. Individuals seeking help and support often turn to a variety of resources to achieve results.

The goal is to find the most practical, convenient, and most comfortable way to incorporate accountability in your personal life and for your business environment. We hope that you will find the article informative, and we wish you good luck with your journey.

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This involves being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

  • Get clarity - know what to do first
  • Get started - know what to do next
  • Get Sh!t Done - know what to do more of

How can The Accountability Guy® help you?

Whenever you and/or your team are ready, here are four ways to become more accountable...


    1. Take "The Accountability Scorecard"

    How accountable are you? Discover your accountability score and increase the probability of smashing your goals and Getting Sh!t Done!. Take the quiz

    2. Read my new book
    "The Accountability Advantage - Play Your Best Game"

    Eliminate procrastination and overwhelm, and start playing your best game. Buy a copy

    3. Study my online course "Accountability Made Easy"

    For high-performing goal-kickers who want to achieve even more success in work and in life. Enrol now and become accountable in a matter of hours. Enrol now

    4. Book a complimentary 1-on-1 coaching "Unboxing Session"

    Start delivering on your promises and get your team to do the same. Book here.

For more information on all my coaching programs, click here.


Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to achieve more?

Mastering accountability is your superpower!

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Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This involves being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

  • Get clarity - know what to do first
  • Get started - know what to do next
  • Get Sh!t Done - know what to do more of

How can The Accountability Guy® help you?

Whenever you and/or your team are ready, here are four ways to become more accountable...


    1. Take "The Accountability Scorecard"

    How accountable are you? Discover your accountability score and increase the probability of smashing your goals and Getting Sh!t Done!. Take the quiz

    2. Read my new book
    "The Accountability Advantage - Play Your Best Game"

    Eliminate procrastination and overwhelm, and start playing your best game. Buy a copy

    3. Study my online course "Accountability Made Easy"

    For high-performing goal-kickers who want to achieve even more success in work and in life. Enrol now and become accountable in a matter of hours. Enrol now

    4. Book a complimentary 1-on-1 coaching "Unboxing Session"

    Start delivering on your promises and get your team to do the same. Book here.

For more information on all my coaching programs, click here.


Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to achieve more?

Mastering accountability is your superpower!

Categories