Mentorship, Training and the Rise of Specialists [E941]

Recorded Live at Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, Rich Falco, and bilingual trainer Oscar Gomez, dive into the critical role of mentorship and training in the automotive industry. They discuss the rise of mechanical and technology specialists and the necessity for continuous education to keep pace with evolving technology. The conversation underscores the importance of experienced mentors guiding newcomers, advocating for a culture shift from traditional challenges to supportive mentorship.

Rich Falco, Instructor at Carquest Technical Institute. Listen to Rich’s previous episodes HERE

Oscar Gomez, Master Automotive Training. Listen to Oscar’s previous episodes HERE

Show Notes

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  • The importance of education (00:00:01) Discusses the significance of education and professional development in the automotive industry.
  • The impact of comfort (00:02:38) Explores the negative impact of seeking comfort and avoiding discomfort on professional development and business growth.
  • The challenge of delegation (00:03:12) Discusses the difficulty of delegating responsibilities and the need for education and training in the process.
  • The need for professional development (00:07:36) Emphasizes the importance of professional development and the lack of formal training in the automotive industry.
  • Elevating and continuing education (00:12:44) Stresses the importance of ongoing education and elevation of employees, even after delegating responsibilities.
  • Educate, Delegate, Elevate (00:16:44) Discussion on the importance of education, delegation, and elevation in business growth and leadership.
  • Control Freaks and Coaching (00:18:03) Exploring the challenges of control freaks in business and the potential impact of coaching on their mindset.
  • The Addiction to Problem Solving (00:19:35) The dangers of becoming addicted to problem-solving and the impact on business growth.
  • The Challenges of Coaching (00:22:14) The stress and challenges coaches face in carrying the success or failures of their clients’ businesses.
  • Benefits to Retain Technicians (00:28:20) The importance of creating a positive culture and vision to retain talented technicians in the automotive industry.

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