UPDATED: June 2022
CONTINUATION OF WHY TO HIRE A BUSINESS MENTOR
Let’s face it. Anyone would want a good mentor to help them understand what a new career entails. That covers a great deal including:
- Being a sounding board about your interests and desires.
- Willing to share their insight in their area of expertise and perhaps even become role models. The could assist in your own professional development, at least to some degree.
- Identifying business ideas that can be transferred into an action plan. These may even be use to reach your attainable goals.
- Defining the best ways of reaching the next level of your development.
- Achieving your long term goal of confidence in your new environment and a clear vision of how to move past your first step.
It is good to remember that a business coach can help in some ways to help you absorb business concepts. However, the right mentor for you is one that has the experience in that role to help you capture the essence and feeling of being there.
They could even introduce you to the right people to advance your professional network.
The role of a mentor is to listen, learn about you, and transfer their insight to allow you to understand many different aspects of your desired career field so you can make an intelligent decision.
ACTUALLY HIRE A BUSINESS MENTOR AND PAY THEM?
Yes, that question does come up. You can think of it this way - most times in life, you get what you pay for.
So, one important aspect of this mentor relationship is for you to determine whether the efficiency of working with a paid mentor who wants to help others is worth the cost. Finding a knowledgeable person who wants to share his/her personal experiences is a good thing. Certainly, examining the different types of mentor and hiring one could put you on the fast track. Your initial meeting or conversation is one of the best ways to evaluate them.
It may be your first time to try to develop a mentor-mentee relationship. However, it won’t take long to determine it this is the right person for you. If could be good fit and you may just find the perfect mentor. Then payment becomes a non-issue.
WHAT SHOULD YOU PAY FOR MENTORING SERVICE?
I have a great answer for you — it depends!
All career fields are different. Levels of experience of mentors are different. There are no set fees for mentors.
You may find a potential mentor who is practically giving away their time by barely charging anything. Others may feel their level of expertise is significant and charges accordingly. There could be a huge difference in the rates you see, even for the same career field.
So examine their success stories they present and make your choice as to your full potential in working with them.
Remember, it all comes down to what the mentor can do for you. They may well be worth their charge as they save you time and resources by pointing you in the right direction. Of course, you need to determine your main reason for your need for a mentor.
Let me leave you with one important thing to consider as you work on your personal development. That is a mentorship quote from someone special.
“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yes, you should hire a business mentor.
See our Client FAQ page for more information. Please ask me anything at my contact page.