I got a great question on this month’s ASK call about mentoring that I wanted to share with you all. The person asked the following: “What is the difference between a mentor and an advisor, and what is the best way to get one (or both)?
Quite simply, a mentor is someone who spends more time with you than an advisor. For the people I mentor, I answer their questions throughout the month, have regular calls with them, critique their businesses, introduce them to helpful people for alliances and to sit on their advisory board.
Advisors generally have a more narrow area of expertise, which you will generally tap into for direct and specific purposes. If you want to expand into the financial services sector, for instance, you’d want someone on your advisory board from this field. They would help you understand what clients in that sector care about.
To your success!
Christine Comaford, Biz Accelerator
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author