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PHQ | QUESTIONS FROM COMMUNITY: In this episode, Joel and Antonia answer a question from a listener about how to find a coach or mentor for personal growth.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Three categories of mentors:
    • Asynchronous – coaches that come from materials and books you read. They might be dead, but they have written great books, recorded great info. Tony Robbins and Richard Branson have created a lot of excellent materials.
    • Informal Coach – Someone in your environment that you want to emulate. You can reach out to these people in an observational way or a Q&A format. Watch what they do then ask them how they do it.
    • Formal Coach/Mentor – you hire these people and work with them to solve specific problems.
  • Identify someone who is at a place you want to be and enter into a formal arrangement with them.
  • If you want to start an online business, don’t find someone who teaches online business, find someone who has actually done it.
  • If you think in these terms, there is no end of coaches and mentors you can access in the world around you.
  • If you are looking for a mentor see if you can identify a challenge they are experiencing then solve it for them.
  • Reach out and share your solution and develop a relationship with them.
  • If a person is where you want to be at, they were at your place at one time.
  • Get very clear on what you want. What is the outcome you desire?
  • The more specific you are, the better able you can identify the coach the need.

In this episode, Joel and Antonia answer a question from a listener about how to find a coach or mentor for personal growth. #coach #mentor

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1 comment

  • Steve
    • Steve
    • December 28, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks Joel and Antonia for your tips on this subject.
    I would personally like to hear much more around this topic. I was going to simply ask a few questions in this comment, but then more and more questions came up for me. Would you consider doing a full podcast on it (when you’ve finished your round-up on all the types)?
    Here are a few questions/subjects I thought of. I’m sure other listeners could add more as subject matter for a podcast.
    1. How does personality type come into play with a coach/mentor? Eg, It would be great to find a coach of the same type as you who has gone through similar issues and become successful at similar goals. Or at least know your type well enough to give advice that fits/gels with you. Eg, not too much “Feel the feeling…” when I’m an Accuracy driver.
    2. How would other typologies come into play? Eg, Grave’s Model levels; find a mentor successful at the same level, or one level higher than you? Can a coach even help you graduate a level?
    3. How do you distinguish between a coach/mentor that has achieved the outward signs of success (outer-world goal attainment for extroverts) versus styles/achievements more suited to introverts? Introverts may well have things they can learn from extroverted ways of doing things, but will it really be authentic to themselves?
    4. Could you share more about the variety of ways you’ve seen coaching and mentoring being used by various people? I’m sure there’s many ways (as you touched on a few in the PHQ) that it could work, and it could be an eye-opener to be aware of more options.
    Anyway, that’s enough for now.
    Listeners, please comment if you’re interested.
    Thanks again, Steve.

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