Almost without exception, today’s most renowned business coaches and recognised authorities on mentoring agree on one key principle that distinguishes great coaches and mentors from good ones; these individuals work on themselves relentlessly.
They are open to new ideas and philosophies.
They study coaching and mentoring seriously and take the craft seriously.
They absorb feedback from peers and mentees, in the pursuit of self development
“To help others develop, start with yourself; great leaders encourage leadership development by openly developing themselves.....”
What Distinguishes the Great Coach and Mentor?
Exquisite self awareness.
High emotional intelligence.
Broad vision with focus on important details.
Nuanced, crisp, superb communication.
Highest regard, caring and respect for clients.
Creative, innovative learner and developer of custom coaching methodologies.
Perceptive, intuitive, curious and inquiring.
Quick study with capacity for deep and wide learning.
Student of coaching and other disciplines that support helping others.
Sincere interest in clients and desire to help.
Continuous learner of themselves and their experiences.
See coaching and mentoring as a two way interchange of energies and learning.
Humble, open, nurturing and grateful to the world.
View coaching and mentoring as a calling, an art and a discipline.
Walking the talk and modelling a good life for their clients