Mentoring FAQs

My name is Jason Cornes.  As a business mentor and coach, I thought you’d find it useful for me to write about the most common mentoring FAQS that I come across during the course of a normal week.  I offer mentoring services to business owners, the self-employed, freelancers and entrepreneurs, as well as those working in the voluntary sector.

The thing is, we’re all the same.  We all have the same insecurities and the same doubts when it comes to taking on a business coach, but don’t worry.  It’s all very easy – and not at all intimidating, I promise you.

I do hope that you find this information useful, but feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Will you tell me what to do?

No, no and no.  Absolutely not. I issue neither instructions nor tell you how to run your business. Why?  Because as a business mentor, I know that you’re in business to be your own boss. You neither want nor need someone to tell you what to do.

So, what DO you do, then?

Ah, this is one of the most common mentoring FAQs.  I’ll ask the right questions and listen carefully to your answers. I may suggest, guide, inform, encourage and share my extensive knowledge and business experience. Above all, my role is to support you.

With my help, you’ll be making a plan that works for you – one that will keep you on track. I’ll be here, making sure that I hold you accountable for the tasks that you agree to do.

So, are you a consultant, then?

No. Afraid not!  See above. A consultant tends to direct, tell or charge a client towards action.

In contrast, as a business mentor, I provide what really works: the ability for you to understand your business (and yourself) much better. Thus, I offer you a sounding board and help you explore alternatives. You create your own solutions with my help.

Your pathway to success awaits you.

Do I need a business mentor?

Yes, I believe you do. My firm belief is that for many, engaging a business mentor could mean the difference between success and failure. It’s not for no reason that  many successful entrepreneurs throughout the world, including Richard Branson, credit their success to mentoring.

For example, did you know that Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook was mentored by Steve Jobs?

And, don’t forget that with your engagement to each set of actions to move your business forwards, mentoring could start paying for itself almost immediately.

What am I doing wrong?

The best answer to this is an honest one: I don’t know.  At least, I don’t know yet. And, to take things further, you may not be doing anything wrong exactly.

Other courses of action could be the way ahead. You may benefit from a change of focus, perhaps.  Or a re-brand. Or, search engine optimisation on your website to make it more visible to your future clients.

There are lots of possibilities. I see your challenges as opportunities, not problems. After your first session with me, I think you will, too.

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