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Mentor Qualities

From your personal and professional opinion, do you think some people are just gifted as a coach or mentor? Can a person just work hard at it and be as successful?

Who was your first mentor in your life and why would you consider this person your mentor? What mentor qualities did this person possess?

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This is a very good question. I think that everyone has at least a little capability to be a mentor or a coach, but some people are better at it than others because they have more patients, experience, and compassion toward the group (or person) who they are mentoring. I had a roommate in college who was from a wealthy family. When she graduated from college, her first teaching job was in an inner city school. She was not a very good mentor to her students because she never experienced what life was like for them. Had she grown up in their environment, she would have been more compassionate for ...

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The expert determines who is the first mentor in life and why you would consider a person your mentor.