Title

Developing Under the Guidance of a Mentor: Five Strategies for Coaches

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-5-2018

Department

Marketing and Fashion Merchandising

Abstract

Mentoring is the act of guiding another person, and developing under the guidance of a mentor, as a mentee, is a common method for aspiring coaches to learn how to coach. An established and effective coach will frequently state that the best learning experiences as a coach occurred under the supervision of a mentor. The beginning of a mentor-mentee relationship can occur informally, by chance, or more formally through a structured program. Regardless of how an aspiring coach initially connects with a potential mentor, there are specific steps a mentee can take to enhance the experience with a mentor. The purpose of this article is to provide the mentee with five strategies for taking an active role in developing as a coach under the guidance of a mentor: 1) identify potential mentors, 2) connect with potential mentors, 3) cultivate the relationship, 4) communicate to enhance the relationship, and 5) take ownership of the experience.

Publication Title

Strategies

Volume

31

Issue

6

First Page

16

Last Page

25

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