By Kent Lewis, an EO Portland member and president and founder of Anvil Media, Inc.
As a long-time entrepreneur, I’ve had an opportunity to advise a variety of startup companies over the years. In that time, I’ve noticed common themes among fledgling business owners (and executives). One of the recent challenges I’ve faced, is being an effective mentor and advisor. Most entrepreneurs do not have training or experience in how to be coached effectively. The following article outlines three distinct strategies to get the most from your business mentors and advisors: listen, communicate & act.