In order to adequately start this blog, I think it is important to define the three key terms within the title – coaching, mentoring and counselling. Coaching can be defined as “the act of organizing and teaching an individual or a group of individuals”. Similarly, mentoring can be defined as “giving advice or help to less experienced, or younger individuals”. Finally, counselling is defined as “the job or process of listening to someone and giving them advice, in order to help them deal with their problems”. In my opinion, coaching, mentoring and counselling are very similar disciplines which all require similar characteristics. These characteristics would make one an expert in any of the three areas and could even lead to one being labelled as “good”. In order to excel in coaching, mentoring or counselling, I believe it to be important to possess a few basic characteristics. Let us, hence, explore just a few characteristics that could help one to become better in the field of coaching, mentoring or counselling.
In order to excel in coaching, mentoring or counselling it is important to have the capacity to listen carefully. Being able to listen carefully will enable you to hear the problems that your client may have, hence meaning that you are fully aware of his or her problems. You can, therefore, produce a response which will help them to the fullest extent. This means that they are more likely to succeed and, hence, will also be more likely to develop as a person. We see, therefore, the importance of being able to listen, especially if you want to succeed in the world or coaching, mentoring or counselling.
What is more, in order to be “good” in the world of coaching, mentoring or counselling, one must have the capacity to motivate. Being able to motivate a client is highly important as it will mean that you get the best out of them. In addition, it will mean that they are more likely to be confident in their own ability. Self-confidence is one of the keys to success, so motivate your clients as much as you can, and you should reap the rewards.
In summary, I hope to have shown some of the common traits that can be used in the world of coaching, mentoring or counselling. These traits can be used in all walks of life and will have profound benefits of the way in which you live. For more information on the common traits within the fields of coaching, mentoring and counselling visit https://www.selfmadebook.uk/mastermindgroup/