Although the primary purpose is to help the client, most people find that they gain in a variety of ways from the experience of being a coach or mentor
- real satisfaction in helping another person to learn and grow in confidence and self esteem.
- playing a part in building the future capability of the University by developing some of its talented people.
- a real time opportunity to practise and enhance coaching skills, such as the ability to listen and question, to support and challenge, and to be non-directive and non-judgemental.
- listening with empathy to the client – seeing the world through their eyes – affords a fresh perspective on the world. This might stimulate all sorts of insights into personal and work issues. In this kind of relationship, the coach or mentor is a learner too.