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Provide a brief response to each of the questions below:

1. Do you always have to be professional or can you mirror the group or culture you are in?

2. What are signs of a successful mentoring or coaching relationship?

3. In what ways have you changed how you interact with others as a result of becoming a mentor?

4. How did your life experiences and life journey lead to your decision to coach and mentor others?

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Provide a brief response to each of the questions below:

1. Do you always have to be professional or can you mirror the group or culture you are in?

When counseling individuals it is important for the counselor to portray a position of authority and expertise. An attempt to identify with the group or culture that you are in would be laudable but it wouldn't' lead credence to the notion that the counselor is an expert in their field and able to exert an position of authority that can elicit respect and deference from the group. Therefore, you should not mirror the group that you are in but should remain the consummate professional at all times because ...

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The expert determines if you have professional or can mirror the group or cultures. The signs of successful mentoring or coaching relationships are determined.

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