What being a Mentor and Coach means for me
As a Coach and Mentor it is an honor to be part of the Girl Mentor group. Being a coach/mentor can be very rewarding. Knowing that you are helping each girl/woman to find a clear path to making goals and dreams come to is amazing.
Coaching to me is being a supportive guide for each person to take action steps to achieving their goals. Many times we get in our own way of having what we want. Whether you have low self esteem, lack of confidence, and or fear we can work through these issues together. My approach is to be your sounding board, guide and coach through each issue that is a barrier for you. You need to identify what the issues are, what they look like and how to make a change. Coaching can be very effective if you are honest with yourself and push through to make positive changes in your life.
Mentoring is a bit difference at least from my point of view. Being a mentor enables me to be a resource for each person. Often times we have great ideas but are unclear of what are action needs to take place. We take our own resources and experiences to assist in making your hopes, dreams and goals become reality. Where to start can be overwhelming at times. With a mentor you can make an action plan and be on your way.
Each coach has a difference focus and background which makes their offering unique and special. Coaching requires training. But, life experience is also the best place to learn.