But where can you find these folks in the first place?
There are a variety of resources you can tap to find good mentors. You’ll want to take a look at them, select some names, then assess them using the questions posed in this previous post: How to Choose the Right Mentor or Coach for Your Professional Practice
Here is a list of resources you should find helpful:
- If you hope to learn more about the business of advocacy, including legal questions, financial requirements, or any sort of client acquisition / marketing need, please feel free to contact – me! After all, I come highly qualified 🙂 and I’d be happy to help you. Learn more: Trisha Torrey
- Coaching and mentoring is offered by several members of The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates You need to be a member to tap into their coaching personnel / members.
- The Circle, a community of independent patient advocates, may offer some coaching or mentoring services.
- If you have specific business questions about legal contracts that are valid in the state or province you live in, if you’re looking specifically for funding for your business, or if you need help on specifics like taxes, then check out the services hosted by your state’s Small Business Administration (SBA) office, or your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
- You may find other advocates in other directories, or you may even find them in a discussion forum, or at a conference. If you admire their work and think they may be able to help you, ask them if they do coaching or mentoring. Then assess them against the questions that can help you make your choice.
If you know of other resources, you might be able to help others. Post them below!
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