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Millennials are Misunderstood

Throughout my career, I have worked with many people from all walks of life, cultures, and different generations. While working with the next up and coming generation, I had to take a hard look at myself, to avoid they comment of “what is wrong with the generation” or “I was never like that”. Here’s the thing that I found and that I believe, every generation has had its own set of generational rules to follow, as well as, growth in today’s society.

For the longest time I looked at myself as a Gen X’er. I was born in 1980 (does this make me a gen x’er, millennial, Xennials who knows) and regardless of what others say, the truth is “we” (the gen x’er) were labeled, lazy, whiney, too into technology, lived with parents, etc…all the same things that fell over into what our generation now labels the millennial.

Generation Name Births
Age Today*
Oldest Age
The Lost Generation
The Generation of 1914
1890 1915 103 128 The Interbellum Generation 1901 1913 105

Coach, Mentor, Whatever!!! So what's the diffrence?

Life coach, personal coach, leadership coach, coach, coach, coach… the list can go on and on. But really what’s the difference, besides may be a specialty in a specific area, aren’t all coaches the same? Are they not just a mentors? Well no, not at all. 

There are so many misconceptions and misunderstandings about the difference between a coach and mentor. Though there are many access points out there to break these down, I believe there is a very easy way to look at this. Simply put, a mentor can develop into your friend and a coach is strictly your accountability partner. For this example, when I speak about coaches, I am talking about life/leadership/personnel coaches.

Well can’t a coach become a mentor?
Sure they can! But, during the time that you, the individual, have hired a person to be your coach, you have hired them for a very explicit reason, whether it be to reach specific goals, or any other reason you deem necessary for you and by you. So, I would encourage anyone in this p…