Students with an expert coach/mentor will have an advantage for dealing with the academic and social challenges facing them during their long academic career over the students whose primary “coaches” are their peers.
The principle behind coaching is that by listening and asking for more, the client discovers the most prudent solution for reaching the desired change in meeting his or her set goals and challenges. Mentoring diverges from coaching in that the mentor’s outside advice, knowledge and experience are brought into the dialogue between the mentor and client. The coach/mentor for students brings both coaching and mentoring approaches to the relationship.
Your coach/ mentor will listen and provide advice that will help you maximize your opportunities and minimize unproductive behavior or activities. The specific areas your coach/mentor can work together with you are:
Based on the description of these three areas, there are overlaps. Your strengths are a variable where “Career Planning” and “Development Planning” overlap. Your personality and maturity stated as “Who am I?” is a variable where “Development Planning” and “Emotional Preparation” overlap. Your interests are a variable where “Emotional Preparation” and “Career Planning” overlap. Healthy emotional intelligence is at the center where the three spheres overlap in the corresponding figure.