The Benefits of Mentoring


聽Although many coach trainees engage in mentoring as a credentialing requirement, the opportunity to participate in this self-directed learning is an excellent investment in yourself on both a professional and personal level. The support that comes from a coach mentor brings your learning to a different mastery level.Mentoring is a time to look at how you position your practice and how you relate to your clients. Coach mentoring provides reflective practices on who a client is and what they struggle with, giving you new perspectives and tools to be more effective and impactful in your coaching.

There are many reasons why you might engage in coach mentoring that go beyond what is required to get your credentials. Here are a few benefits of mentoring:

  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Develop self-awareness while coaching
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Receive feedback on your coaching skills and develop a personalized learning plan
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Increase coaching knowledge
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Explore new niches or markets
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Grow and transform your coaching business
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Take control of your career
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Understand the client and their motivation and personal challenges
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Prepare for coaching exams
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Stretch your thinking by providing you with alternate perspectives
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Benefit from lessons and experience of the coach mentor
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Access to a safe and confidential listener
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Identify your personal and coaching strengths and leverage them
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Create a sense of partnership and inclusion in the larger coaching environment and reduce feelings of isolation
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Become more adaptive to work with different people
  • 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Increase your flexibility and your coaching style.


Mentoring takes time. A relationship of trust needs to be built to create a safe environment where the mentee can feel secure and share real issues that affect their professional and personal success. The mentor/mentee conversation will go beyond work-specific functions and may include work/life balance, self-perception and how the personal influences the professional. Above all else, the mentor supports the mentee, their career and their individual growth.