My approach to mentoring is simple - focus on the basic four questions that are essential for any change to happen.
What's working and what's not working?
Whatever you want to change, we'll work together to develop a plan, understand what it'll take to get there, and what's missing from your personal tool-kit.
Do you have the Talent, Strengths, and Knowledge?
I use real time feedback tools and assessments, and chunk the data into smaller pieces that can be more readily integrated. Specifically I have been using the Enneagram in my practice for almost 8 years. I combine this assessment with the Strengthsfinder2.0 and tailor the feedback to each client. If you haven't heard of the Enneagram, you're in for a treat - get ready to finally understand your colleagues and laugh at your own idiosyncrasies. It's that accurate! And, it's just made it into the business sphere with this Forbes article dated March 6, 2017: Here's How Your Personality Type Affects your Decisions At Work.
Who supports you?
Friends, connections, and mentors help us make the moves that will make an impact. We'll mobilize yours. (PS. I'm one of them!)
How well do you know yourself?
(AKA, what if success hinges more on who you really are, and not about learning some technical skill or about how to fit in with others?)
I used to call this section 'character' - not anymore. This is about identity - not social identity, but a far more lasting sense of who and what you are, and exactly what and how you can integrate that into your life.
The hardest part about knowing yourself is knowing HOW you 'break into jail!' We all do it, whatever ego-based fear or block we have, it will and does get us into trouble, and it takes consistent work to break back out. Having a co-pilot means someone else is looking where you aren't. Very helpful!
4. Signing up for a package!
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Duration: 10 - one hour long mentoring/coaching sessions, about four months.
Format: Live, phone or Skype
Overview: All of the individual clients listed on the testimonials page started with this package. The learning curve is steep, we'll work together for about four months, not just during your session either. I'll be available between sessions so you have constant support. There will be a ton of exciting information, discovery, and insight. We will delve deep into how you like to operate, what makes you happy, what doesn't, what do you do well, your likes and dislikes. We'll look at your natural skills, and what's transferable. This is an exciting and fun time, creative ideas, lots of feedback, building skills. My job is to investigate and explore alongside you, make suggestions, offer guidance, connect you with people I know and help you stay the course. You will move your life forward, and new options will present themselves, often in areas you never even thought of. Client's often ask, "what happens after we're done?" You have the option of continuing to work with me, maintaining the support and the access to resources and ideas at a significantly reduced rate.