Introduction to Mentoring
Executive coaching is specifically focused at senior management level where there is an expectation for the coach to feel as comfortable exploring business related topics, as personal development topics with the client in order to improve their personal performance.
What does a Mentor do?
The following are among the life coach’s functions…
- Teaches the mentee about a specific issue
- Coaches the mentee on a particular skill
- Facilitates the mentee’s growth by sharing resources and networks
- Challenges the mentee to move beyond his or her comfort zone
- Creates a safe learning environment for taking risks
- Focuses on the mentee’s total development
What are the benefits of having a Mentor?
- The mentee is not alone and has an expert to guide them
- Minimises any pitfalls for the mentee, as the mentor has charted the waters before
- Increases the mentee’s network and relationships
- Can help the mentee develop a niche
- Can accelerate a mentee’s learning and development
- Have a sounding board for a mentee’s ideas
- Save time and energy
- Increasing motivation and inspiration for the mentee
- The mentee can get their business up and running more efficiently
It is not about being a Superman or Superwoman, it is about being the best you, the Superyou!