Archive for July 6, 2008

What Really Matters In Making Your Mentoring And Coaching Relationship Work?

July 6, 2008

It has been to a privilege and honor to get to know so many friends over these years as a trainer and consultant. Some of whom I’ve gotten to know better through mentoring them. It truly warms my heart to see these dear friends making leaps and bounds in their career and achieving breakthroughs in their personal lives.

One of the most common questions I’m asked in my Mentoring and Coaching workshops is this: “Wekie, what really matters in making such mentorship and coaching relationship work?”

My answer is: Your Heart.

It’s your heart that allows you to touch lives and change them for the better. And it’s your heart that can move the toughest of stone will.

But what does it mean by The Heart of Mentoring and Coaching? Let’s explore what does this entails:

1. Sincerity within yourself

2. Selflessness of service

3. Commitment to improvement

4. Passionate in being positive

5. Acceptance of others

6. Confidence in rising to the challenges

7. Gratitude and Appreciation of each other

As you continue to mentor and coach someone, check yourself against these traits that lie within your heart. When you want to make your mentoring and coaching work, your heart will be there to make it Excel Beyond Excellence!