Coaching and Mentoring
The role of the coach is distinct from the role of the mentor and it is common for one client to need both at various times. It is critical that you and your coach or mentor are well suited and can work together. The coach works on a specific skill set development often required in the client’s current position. Often great results can be seen in a short space of time. The mentor provides much wider guidance and direction on how the client might achieve personal and professional success into the future. A mentoring relationship may be forged over 12 months or more.
The Role of a One on One Coach and Mentor
As your mentor I will listen, ask questions, discuss your ambitions and goals and provide the guidance you need to improve in all areas of life and professional development. I’ll ensure accountability, provide helpful feedback and reflection and operate as a professional sounding board, professional friend and source of knowledge and advice.
My profile provides an overview of my broad career and life experience that enable me to provide pragmatic, useful and positive coaching and mentoring services. If there is something I can’t handle alone I have a wonderfully experienced network who we can reach out to.
Our relationship will exist on mutual respect, collaboration and honesty. We will operate under Chattam House Rule and offer each other the strictest confidence.
A simple, proven approach to achieving set goals is to:
1. think it
2. write it
3. tell someone about it
You are the best person to make your dreams come true but your coach and mentor can facilitate some powerful thinking through some excellent questions.
Understanding Who You Are
Incredible U is all about you. As your coach and mentor I will strive to understand who you are, not just what you do. With only a positive focus, I will challenge and explore your choices and the opportunities that you want to pursue or create. We’ll tap into your key strengths to develop strategic alliances and strong relationship as well as to develop any important weaknesses.
If you happen to be a mother or a wife or a father or a husband, I will be just as supportive to these essential roles.
Our initial meeting and your CV or profile will give me some appreciation of your professional life and will be useful in shaping and positioning your advancement within your organisation or s strategising alternate roles and life choices.
As we all know however, there is so much more to us than is ever detailed on our CV and it is our internal value set, previous experiences and our learned behaviours that really complete the picture. I will create an environment of trust where you are willing to share all of the drivers and stressors impacting your success.
What you Want to Achieve
You are the driver! I will respond to the needs you have now and, as they are likely to change, the needs you have in the future.
You will have both similar and different needs from all of my clients and we will work through them together.
Some of the topics covered in coaching and mentoring sessions have included:
• If money was no object and success was guaranteed –what would I do?
• Plans – 90 day, 12 month, 3-5 years
• Setting clear goals for success
• Managing professional life and family life
• Taking the next step
• Identifying areas for career development
• Buying into a partnership
• Progression into a leadership position
• Effective communication
• Influencing outcomes
• Managing expectations – self and others
• Personal brand
• Leading teams
• How to deal with all of the “stuff” in our lives
• Surviving and thriving
• Mirroring behaviours
• Success and You
Many issues we face as professional women or business owners have flow on effects to other areas of both our professional and personal life. New topics will be explored as they arise.
One of the values in having a mentor is the accountability that it encourages. I will help you set SMART goals so that you can monitor them regularly and tweak them if necessary.
You set the agenda, the regularity of our meetings and the duration of them! As a guide, I recommend monthly sessions of 1.5 hrs duration for 3 to 6 months to start with. From there the regularity can continue monthly, decrease in frequency or continue on an as needs basis.
Many clients elect to start fortnightly for the first couple of sessions to gain some immediate clarity, relief and perspective and then switch to a monthly meeting. The frequency is based on what you want to achieve and when you want to achieve it. I will be creative and flexible in order to assist you to meet your goals and am happy to craft something that works for both of us.
You are welcome to phone or email me at any time. I regularly provide support over both. It is important that Incredible U offers services that are accessible.
My fee schedule varies depending on the assignment and ranges from $180/ hr (ex GST) - $400/ hr (ex GST). Invoices will be raised monthly in advance to you or your organisation. Some organisations prefer to lock in the initial agreed sessions and pay for them in a block and this can be arranged too.