Life coach mentoring is a safe learning and skill development space in which life coaches acquire knowledge and skills for coaching professionals, providing a bridge between the classroom and the real-world. Mentoring ensures that coaches continue to increase their skills, which enhances coaching effectiveness, client retention, and overall satisfaction. Your mentor also serves as a professional liaison between you and relevant regulatory and certifying organizations on your path to professional autonomy.
Mentoring is necessary for the field of coaching to improve client care, develop the professionalism of coaches, and impart and maintain ethical standards in the area. Life coach mentoring has become the cornerstone of quality improvement and assurance.
High-quality life coach mentoring is founded on a positive mentor–life coach relationship that promotes client welfare and the life coach's professional development.
I will be your teacher, coach, consultant, and mentor. My approach centres around support, encouragement, and education while addressing various psychological, interpersonal, environmental, and wellness of your coaching clients.
Ultimately, effective mentoring ensures you competently serve your clients and delivers the learning environment to take your skills to the next level.
I apply a variety of coaching approaches and adapt the strategy to fit the needs of each of my clients. I've found the following approaches highly effective in my work with clients.
Positive Psychology aims to remove the positive versus negative question from the picture and instead explore and identify the what, where, how, and why of positivity for individual success to flourish.
It doesn’t seek to remove the negative from life but instead aims to balance the two concepts and help individuals understand how negativity can serve a purpose in helping us to flourish.
Positive Psychology is backed by a considerable body of professional research, meaning that a coaching model based on Positive Psychology concepts can offer a more structured and reliable approach to supporting individuals achieve their goals.
Client-Centred Therapy is a process of freeing a person and removing obstacles so that healthy growth and development can proceed, and the client can become independent and self-directed. The Client-Centred approach to therapy operates with the assumption that we are all positive, caring, and trustworthy. I apply the concept of unconditional positive regard, and I believe that all clients, no matter what the problem, can improve without being taught anything specific by the therapist, once they and respect themselves. All the resources all lie within the client.
Narrative therapy is a form of counselling and therapy that focuses on the client’s life narratives. Stories can be a powerful negative or positive influence on the way people see themselves and their lives. I collaborate with clients to empower them to step away from problem-saturated or oppressive stories and begin to explore untold stories where their intentions, hopes, values, desires, and dreams have room to thrive.
Gestalt therapy is an existential or experiential form of counselling and therapy that emphasizes personal responsibility and the experience in the present moment. The Gestalt approach explores the present moment for the client in the therapist-client relationship, their environment, and the social contexts in the client's life. Exploring the self-regulating adjustments clients make to adapt and respond to their life situation is a core element of Gestalt therapy.
The cognitive approach aims to improve mental health by addressing both thoughts and emotions. The focus is on challenging and changing unhelpful and unwanted thoughts and behaviours, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. The cognitive approach is a proven to assist clients in recovering from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The trauma-informed approach focuses on engagement, empowerment, and collaboration. A trauma-informed approach reflects adherence to six key principles:
This perspective links recovery and resilience for those individuals that are impacted by trauma.
Kevin William Grant adheres to the standards and regulatory requirements of the following organizations: