Positive Psychology is good for Coaching Part 2 of 4: Positive Psychology Coaching Gold Mine The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Coaches help clients improve their well-being by helping them meet their goals in specific […]
Positive Psychology is good for Coaching Part 1 of 4: Coaches Need Positive Psychology If you are a good coach, you are a Positive Psychology practitioner. You work to form trusting relationships, you build a close rapport and you are driven to help clients move forward to achieve a set of meaningful goals. You use […]
Although the focus of each mentoring session is on the coaching skills, in my experience as a mentor I have found it necessary to go past the coaching skills and touch the “who”, the “being” of that coach.
Personally, the ICF Competencies and the IAC Masteries are the “bible” for my mentoring sessions. I grab them and hold on to them to save me from pretty much any situation. They have become my “come from” and “go to” place, which I can always revert back to.
We are mentoring on the mentee’s coaching skills, coaching abilities, coaching competencies, coaching masteries, coaching proficiencies, and coaching capabilities. Whatever descriptive you want to use, our focus remains the same—on the mentee’s coaching.
In this four part series, we’ll explore three of the aspects that it takes to be an effective Mentor Coach: the language that an effective Mentor uses, the focus for each session and the “who” in the mentoring sessions.