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Coaching/Mentoring Matrix

Discuss experiences in a coaching or mentoring situation. Select one coaching or mentoring experience and brainstorm the following:

What were ways in which the coach or mentor created awareness?
How were realistic goals and objectives established?
What type of action plan was developed?
How were modeling and motivation strategies utilized? Were they effective or ineffective? Why?
What type of process was implemented to monitor progress and establish accountability?

Create a matrix that identifies the coaching or mentoring experience and provides responses to the questions above.

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Discuss experiences in a coaching or mentoring situation. Select one coaching or mentoring experience and brainstorm the following:

One of the most challenging and confusing times in a student's life is when he or she first enters college. The mountain of paperwork, the rigorous class schedule, and the shear confusion of not being able to find answers sometimes is so overwhelming that many students actually drop out of college before even giving it a chance. I remember personally standing in long lines with rude people at the other end telling me misleading and confusing information about where to go and what classes to take; it was a terrible experience. In fact, I even took several classes that I did not need because I did not have a mentor to guide me which cost me a lot of time and money in the first few semesters of college.

Every new student therefore needs to be assigned a mentor to guide them through the process. Today with this in mind, I try my hardest to be a mentor to students who are in need of guidance. I take a personal interest in their success, sit down with them and develop a plan of action, and monitor their accountability throughout the semesters to be sure they are staying on track. I remember how it felt to be alone and confused, and with this in mind, I am personally motivated to help new students achieve success.

What were ways in which the coach or mentor created awareness?

By mentoring new students, I am able to establish a personal relationship with them, find out their goals after college, and help them develop a course of action that will guide them through the rest of their college years. By explaining to them what needs to be done (and when it needs to be done), I am creating awareness in them and making it clear what they need to do to graduate.

How were realistic goals and objectives established?

Once it is established what career the student wishes to obtain after college, then realistic goals and objectives can be established as to what is needed in order to receive the right degree for this. We ...

Solution Summary

The expert discusses experiences in a coaching or mentoring situations. The types of action plan developed are determined.

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