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Coach vs Mentor vs Sponsor | No BS Management Advice


What’s the difference between a coach, a mentor and a sponsor? Let me help.

Summary

I wanted to address the question of the difference between a coach, a mentor and a sponsor. It's one of those common conversations that people have and, I'll simply say, a coach is someone who's active with you. If you think of sports, what does a sports coach do? Sports coaches watches the player, notices the things that they do well, notices the things that they can improve upon they drive the bus hard, they want the player, they want the champion to perform better, and, thus, they're immersed with them, and they're getting involved in their game.
What does a mentor do? If you think of a mentor, the mentor is often the wise sage. He or she may relate stories, and talk with you about improvements but, in general terms.I'm not watching the performance, I'm not pushing for increased performance. They are the wise one who's passing on the wisdom of the ages to you, the Jedi-in-training, who wants to learn at the feet of the great one. And that's really what a mentor does.
A sponsor is an advocate. They are pushing and they are promoting. They're out there, much the same way as you see TV commercials, there's a sponsor for the show, right? They are out there pushing and promoting.
"Hey, I've got a great product. Go buy me." And in a sense, that's what they're doing for you. They are urging others to notice you. They are urging others to hire you or transfer you, to get you because they believe in you. There's subtle differences between the three. And they all can work.
But we think of what you need, often . . . I obviously coach . . . often what you need is someone that's there to help you improve your performance. That's the coaching side.
You don't need the storyteller. Or you may. You may not need the sponsor right now. . . And you may. But, fundamentally, those are the three differences between them. And you need to be smart enough to figure out what you need to give them point. Someone with the answers, someone with wisdom, someone to advocate for you and and have those people in place not when you need them but in advance of that.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

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