On BU$I₦£$$ DIG£$T this morning, June 18, 2021
*Can you pay the price for a Mentor or a Coach?*
Let me share a personal experience!
I ventured into Mental Health FirstAid Training to help me know the Psychology behind the business challenges being brought to me to proffer more pragmatic solutions.
SOBCA, Abuja was my plug.
Till date, I do not know what I did to enjoy a full scholarship by SOBCA for MHFALevel-1 in October, 2019 afterwards, I paid 100k/weekend to go through other levels upto level 4.
The President of SOBCA is a friend turned brother, I am even older than him, but mennn, he’s my Coach, I need something he has and he is a master at. I have never taken for granted his stands and as such I have never asked for a discount, even when the COO of SOBCA wants to offer a comfortable payment plan for me, I refuse, my money is always complete before I take a seat in class. I pay my way from Jos to Abuja, accommodate myself, learn from them. One of my good friends in Jos is also a Faculty Member of SOBCA, I sit and learn from him. Today I am better off in what I do.
That is how he is Coaching all of us older or younger than him and we are happily paying him for the work he’s doing. It is his forte and he is an industry leader in that field.
Now do you know the President of SOBCA wrote last week how he borrowed ₦1,000,000 in 2017 to do a Course on Psychiatry at a University in Sydney? Yes, he did when he was less than 40 years of age. He has since paid back that loan and he makes an average of ₦1,000,000 every 10days from that investment. Do you know some people are owing him as much as ₦2,000,000 after receiving high level training and certification?
Why will someone now want to rubbish a Trainer, Coach or Mentor and dish out peanuts as payment. No, it is not appropriate.
I have been privileged to speak at a lot of AGMs for Cooperative Societies in Plateau State, the least item the prepare for is the fee for the Guest Speaker, but they will cook food, print materials and treat with levity the Professional who has researched and coming to deliver on a topic to benefit them.
Gone are the days when we accept doughnuts, buns and water as honorarium.
We must respect other professionals and treat them the way they want to be treated and not some shabby treatment in the name of, we don’t have money, just help us ooo.
Table broken, enough said, table repaired and fixed!
_If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there._
_*Dr. Emmanuel Idenyi Shaibu*_
_animn, ace, f.hcd, f.dss, m.frcn, fimc, cmc, cms, FAiPA, DPA, ACCrFE_
The Millennium Entrepreneur