Mentor

How to Become a Good Mentor?

Posted by Carl Gould on November 18, 2010
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Here are my responses to an online interview that I gave regarding mentoring…how would you respond these questions?
What skills are needed to mentor another person?
Carl: To be a mentor, no skills are required. Your willingness to help another person is the number one ingredient in being an effective mentor. Your job as a mentor is to help somebody navigate a process or a part of their life/business that you have already successfully navigated. Experience sharing of how you are successful will be the most valuable to your mentee. You need to be willing transparent and share both your successes and failures with your mentee. A mentor is someone who sees the person inside the problem and helps them navigate through their maze successfully.
What challenges do you face as a mentor?
Carl: You will be judged based on the success (or not) of our mentee. You can guide them but you can’t do it for them. Don’t let the mentoring become about you and your skills. Share your experiences and our subject matter expertise, and then allow the mentee to discover the path and make the decisions for themselves.
What do you wish you knew when you first started serving as a mentor?
Carl: I never realized just how valuable the mentoring process was to the mentee when I first started. As I think back on my earliest mentoring assignments, I wish I knew that then.
What tips would you give someone starting out?
Carl:
• Be authentic and be yourself
• Share real and practical experience – no theory here.
• Ask probing questions – the quality of your questions will determine the quality of the mentoring experience for both.
• Get trained in effective communication and active listening skills.
“Carl L Gould is the President and Chief DISCoverY Officer CMT International, LLC (www.CarlGould.com), the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world. Carl’s unique approach to executive coaching, business mentoring and performance training helps his clients achieve results worldwide. His latest book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success – From Startup to 7 Figures in Three Years or Less, will provide entrepreneurs and business owners a step-by-step formula to taking their businesses to the next level”

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Treat Your job as a Business

Posted by Carl Gould on August 06, 2010
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This is an interview I gave for the Sunday Times(R) in South Africa. The
topic was ‘What can employees can do to secure their jobs and advance in
their career?

Carl Gould, business coach and mentor, advises that you take ownership of
your job as if it were your own business. Carl L Gould is the president and
Chief DISCoverY Officer CMT International, LLC (www.CMTmentors.com), the
farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world. Carl’s
unique approach to executive coaching, business mentoring and performance
training helps his clients achieve results worldwide.  His latest book, The
7 Stages of Small Business Success – From Startup to 7 Figures in Three
Years or Less, will provide entrepreneurs and business owners a step-by-step formula to taking their businesses to the next level. To learn more about Carl and how he can help you grow, go to
www.CarlGould.comand and  www.The7StagesOfSmallBusinessSuccess.com.

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What is the difference between a mentor and a coach?

Posted by the7stages on February 20, 2010
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This entry is part 15 of 50 in the series 7 Stage Success

This is a commonly asked question. My company, CMT International has become the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world.  I am an award-winning coach and entrepreneur. I founded CMT (Coaching-Mentoring -Training, and yes, I thought that one up all by myself…:) to combine the best of life coaching and business advisory.

     A coach is a facilitator that looks through a problem and addresses the psychology, or thought process, of the problem. The coach explores with the coachee the core issues and, through the increasing awareness gained by the coachee, designs a solution to the problem. The mentor is a subject-matter expert who guides the mentee through a process that they have already been through. The mentor sees the person in the problem and helps them navigate that minefield as they successfully navigated themself once before.

 When I created CMT Intenrational,  wanted to blend the best of life coaching and business advisory and that is how I arrived at a dynamic business mentoring model. Work/life balance is such a common challenge to business owners and professionals. Business owners and entrepreneurs know when they get something wrong. Mistakes are often met with immediate, and often negative, feedback. We don’t always know when we have gotten it RIGHT! How do you know you are on the right track? You’ll know when you are being coached by a someone who has significant experience and expertise. Success in life and business leaves a familiar trail; and when you have been down that path many times, it becomes easy to recognize.

     Working with a business mentor allows you to accelerate performance and success because you are working with someone who has been there, won that, lived to tell the tale, got the t-shirt, and now wants to help others do the same. To your success!

Carl Gould, Your Coach and Business Mentor

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What’s the difference between a mentor and a coach?

Posted by the7stages on February 20, 2010
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This is a commonly asked question. My company, CMT International has become the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world.  I am an award-winning coach and entrepreneur. I founded CMT (Coaching-Mentoring -Training, and yes, I thought that one up all by myself…:) to combine the best of life coaching and business advisory.

     A coach is a facilitator that looks through a problem and addresses the psychology, or thought process, of the problem. The coach explores with the coachee the core issues and, through the increasing awareness gained by the coachee, designs a solution to the problem. The mentor is a subject-matter expert who guides the mentee through a process that they have already been through. The mentor sees the person in the problem and helps them navigate that minefield as they successfully navigated themself once before.

 When I created CMT Intenrational,  wanted to blend the best of life coaching and business advisory and that is how I arrived at a dynamic business mentoring model. Work/life balance is such a common challenge to business owners and professionals. Business owners and entrepreneurs know when they get something wrong. Mistakes are often met with immediate, and often negative, feedback. We don’t always know when we have gotten it RIGHT! How do you know you are on the right track? You’ll know when you are being coached by a someone who has significant experience and expertise. Success in life and business leaves a familiar trail; and when you have been down that path many times, it becomes easy to recognize.

     Working with a business mentor allows you to accelerate performance and success because you are working with someone who has been there, won that, lived to tell the tale, got the t-shirt, and now wants to help others do the same. To your success!

Carl Gould, Your Coach and Business Mentor

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7 Stage Success with Carl L Gould #6

Posted by the7stages on February 16, 2010
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This entry is part 11 of 50 in the series 7 Stage Success

Difference Between Mentor Coach Consultant Advisor

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