A 27 year can provide better advice than a 50 year old.
The other day, I got into a debate with someone about “life coaches”.
The individual believed that people in their 20s couldn’t be life coaches — that life coaches should have decades of experience.
I think the important distinction here is the topic.
Obviously, a 50 year old whose been a public company CEO can give better advice to a 22 year old on becoming a public company CEO than a 27 year old whose never been a public company CEO.
However, if the topic switches to something else, like social media and growing up with social media, the 27 year old probably has a lot more insight. The 50 year old didn’t grow up with social media as a child and can’t relate to the anxieties as a teen growing up with social media the way a 27 year old can.
Yes, certain life coaching topics, more experience can be useful, however, certain life topics, decades of life experience isn’t always necessary.