“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” ― John Wooden There is a difference between a coach and a mentor, and one cannot replace the need for another. To excel, the immigrant is being encouraged to get a coach to help them with achieving proficiencies in specific areas.
Most people interchange the role of a mentor and a coach. Superficially, both appear to be the same, but they are not. There may be a little overlap in that both a mentor and a coach desire you to succeed.
But coaching is specific and based on “how to,” and it is more task-oriented and limited in scope. Meanwhile, mentorship is a more encompassing, longer relationship that has an overall impact on your life.
A good coach will guide you and help you develop mental toughness, setting the framework and psychological support needed to achieve your goal. The greatest advantage of having a coach is the accountability that is built in the whole process.