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Frequently Asked Questions About COACHD Mentoring

A COACHD mentor is someone who can help you grow your skills, make better decisions, and gain new perspectives on your personal life and career goals. A COACHD mentor has vast professional experience as a senior leader, with expert knowledge in many specialist areas, including, Therapy (Health & Well-being), Professional Coaching, Integrated Counselling, Personal Performance, Work and Career, Training and Education, Entrepreneurship, Business start-up, Digital Ecosystems, Wealth Creation and more.

By leveraging my experience and guidance in your personal and professional life, rather than learning through trial and error, I am a COACHD mentor that you can look to for direction, and a role model worthy of imitation.

COACHD Mentoring covers eight different mentoring styles. By leveraging the aspects that suit you, my versatile approach to mentoring styles helps you get more out of your mentoring experience. Below is a brief description of the different mentoring styles I use.

1. Advisor

Advisors are mentors who advise and often direct their mentees on the right course of action, using their first-hand experience and expertise to offer relevant knowledge and advice. An Advisor style is ideal for mentees looking to follow a similar or the same career path as their mentor.

2. Protector

Protectors are mentors who create a safe space for the mentee. They are supportive but avoid being overprotective. A Protector style is ideal for mentees who are experiencing a higher amount of stress as part of their transition.

3. Coach

Mentors who are also trained coaches are expert listeners, as such, they will encourage you to do most of the talking while helping you pinpoint ways to solve your problems. They can identify possible challenges that mentees will face and will easily spot positive and weak traits in mentees, encouraging the mentee to build on the positive characteristics and challenge the negative traits. I also have specialist COACHD Method Coaching™ programmes for clients that suit this mentorship style.

4. Networker

A Networker provides growth and learning opportunities for mentees. Once they have familiarised themselves with the areas the mentee wants to develop, they will make introductions via their extensive network, and connect them with experts in the most relevant and supportive areas.

5. Challenger

Challenger types focus on helping their mentees develop strong problem-solving skills, and they often use tough love. I use a challenger style with mentees who prefer to be pushed harder and further, helping them develop independence and encouraging them to aim high.

6. Clarifier

Clarifiers act more like a companion to the mentee. They will use their knowledge to help mentees better understand their environments, including work and business settings, organisational values, and politics. I use a Clarifier style with my more independent mentees who don’t need a large amount of direction. When using a Clarifier style, I encourage my mentees to solve their own problems before sharing an opinion.

7. Sponsor

Sponsors advocate for their mentees through their position in the company they work for and their vast network. Mentees looking for someone to help them advance in a similar setting or organisation can benefit significantly from my personal network.

8. Affirmer

Affirmers are great listeners for mentees. They are happy to talk through tough situations and worried feelings at length and have a deep understanding and empathy for the mentee's situation. Mentees looking for more regular support and a listening ear will benefit from my Affirmer style.

Online Mentoring is equally as effective as in-person mentoring, if not more so.

There are many reasons why someone might struggle to attend mentoring sessions in-person. Online mentoring facilitates one-on-one mentoring relationships almost anywhere and at any time. Building rapport from within your own environment is safe, easy, and convenient. Additionally, conversations and connections are more relaxed, meaningful, and refreshing in a one-on-one online remote mentoring relationship. Mentees can build an authentic relationship with me based on a mutual desire to grow, free from external judgement, distraction, and interruption.

COACHD Mentoring can be applied to both individual and group settings. Small or large group sessions, workshops or speaking engagements can create powerful shifts that impact the performance and well-being of employees, teams, and communities.

I specialise in mentoring individuals from 15 years of age. Individual circumstances vary and it may be appropriate for me to support someone of a younger age, particularly when competitive sports are involved. Parents and legal guardians should feel free to contact me to discuss individual cases. There is no maximum age for COACHD Mentoring.

Even experts need mentors, no matter their age or expertise, everyone benefits from expert mentorship.

For COACHD Mentoring packages and pricing, please view the information further up this page, or visit my Pricing Page.

To book a FREE Consultation Call please use my Online Booking Facility.

For all other enquiries please get in touch with me using one of the methods shown on the COACHD Contact Page.