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Mentoring Is Critical For Both Personal & Professional Development

Mentoring services are available for those who prefer a less structured, more self-directed process to enhance their performance. Clients include small business owners, mid-level managers, entrepreneurs, and retirees who wish to start their own businesses. Here are some sample mentoring objectives:

  • Identification of a value proposition for a new business
  • Development of an effective marketing plan
  • Increased revenue
  • Enhanced leadership or other skills
  • More effectively prioritize tasks or goals

Participants in the mentor program have access to expert advice and feedback on an as-needed, unlimited basis by phone or e-mail during a six-month period. Members are responsible for contacting me for guidance and discussion. I return calls the same day within regular business hours (usually 90 minutes) and respond to e-mail messages the same.

Mentors are people “with experience you’re looking to gain.” Your mentors should be able to share their knowledge with you, either one on one or through the examples and information in their public work or writings. Seek a mentor who can guide you, perhaps a boss, a teacher, a relative or a friend.

“In most cases, people get stuck trying to complete the entire project instead of working on subprojects that – when completed – could get them closer to the finish line.”

Experienced mentors can help you build momentum and can assist you in three main ways:

  • “Mentors help you build resilience” – They can share stories about how they or others overcame the obstacles you now confront. Such stories will help you gain a more objective perspective about the challenges you face.
  • “Mentors can give you productivity and workplace performance ideas” – They have an independent perspective that can help you see your goal in different, innovative ways.
  • “Mentors help you find smarter people” – A mentor helps you meet leaders who can assist you in pursuit of your project or objective.

“It has been a pleasure being coached by Jeffrey. At times, he believed more in me than I believed in myself, which helped me continue to reach higher.”

Miguel Arteagra
Owner|Operator, De La Cruz Mexican Cuisine

“What started out as a small menu engineering project turned into the design & build of a brand new business. I was dreaming small until Jeffrey helped me realize what I truly wanted to do and worked with me every step of the way in order to achieve it.”

Leonardo Rozatos
Owner|Operator, Plaze Cafe Southside

“Jeffrey is a no non-sense guy that really wants his client’s business to succeed. His words “you can’t work in the business, you must work on the business” are in my head daily when I start to lose focus. I am a better business woman, event producer and employer because of his efforts.”

Amy Shackelford
President, Sedona Productions

If you hear questions like these
in your business, I can help!

“Why do we have to go through all this change?”
“When is someone going to train me?”
“When will the (BOH – FOH) do its job right?”
“Who dropped the ball?”
“Why don’t they communicate better?”
“Who’s going to solve the problem?”
“Why is it so slow?”
“Why do we always run out of things?”
“Why can’t they get my schedule right?”
“Why did we hire another___.
I told them I wanted to do that!”


Mentoring is a relationship between two colleagues, in which the more experienced colleague uses their greater knowledge and understanding of the work or workplace to support the development of the less experienced colleague. A mentor can perhaps help an individual if they would value input from someone more senior or experienced in a particular field – for example, project management, leadership or finance.

Many organizations use mentoring when people step up to more senior leadership roles for the first time, or perhaps where they move from project to program management and need to quickly assimilate the different skills and ways of working needed to perform effectively in the new role.


1. Join my BizWorx™ Coaching program and start growing your business the very day you start. I help business leaders rapidly grow their businesses with sustainability. If this fast growth interests you, call me at 800-535-6651 and talk to me about your opportunity at no charge.

2. Engage me in  a GrowthWorx™ Consulting Project and finally set your business on the road to rapid and sustainable growth.

3. Conduct an Onsite Review in order to create a blueprint for growing your business in the coming year.

4. Have me Facilitate A Strategy Session for your leadership team. Most of our clients now do this every 6 months and it has provided the needed focus and accountability necessary to achieve sustainable growth.

5. Have questions? Let’s Talk! Contact me to discuss your opportunity with no obligation to you for the first conversation.