Top Ten Reasons WHY Most Successful Coaches Work with Mentor Coaches


Updated legacy post -orig. 6/21/95- from Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, A.C.T., MCC, SCAC —
With a tip ‘o the hat to Carson, who always counted DOWN
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Top Ten Reason Number TEN:

Illustration of a gray smiley in profile talking to a smaller, bright pink smiley in profile (with a musical note coming from its mouth to suggest her or his positive mood and the tone of his or her responses.As my first coaching mentor
(founder of the personal and professional coaching field,
and both CoachVille and the original Coach University – now a division of CoachInc),

the late Thomas J. Leonard, often said:

“Coaches who have coaches get up and running up to
4 times faster
than those who use
“the lone ranger” approach.”

Top Ten Reason Number NINE(also from Thomas)

Coaches with Mentors experience more satisfaction with their practices.

Mentor Coaches encourage you to celebrate every win, help you overcome frustrations,
and pull you out of downward spirals when your self-confidence waivers.

Top Ten Reason Number EIGHT:

Hiring a Mentor Coach to coach through your practice development phase
straightens out your learning curve and keeps you on your toes.

A Mentor Coach helps you to refine your coaching skills, inspires you to develop new ones,
and holds you accountable for your personal growth and development

Top Ten Reason Number SEVEN:

A Mentor Coach provides guidance and encouragement as you define your niche –
mentored coaches build their practices much faster than un-mentored coaches.

Top Ten Reason Number SIX:

Hiring a guide who’s been there before makes it easier to make it to the top
of a mountain -or- a Field! 

A Mentor Coach significantly reduces areas of toleration, time spent in indecision,
and costly coaching mistakes.

Top Ten Reason Number FIVE:

Coaches who have coaches themselves develop profitable practices faster
than coaches who do not.

Top Ten Reason Number FOUR:

Coaches who are Mentored attract (and maintain) more clients with less effort.

Top Ten Reason Number THREE:

Coaches with Mentors make more money – from the very beginning!

Top Ten Reason Number TWO:

The majority of coaches who drop out of the field have never worked with a mentor coach.

And the Number ONE reason
why the most successful coaches work with Mentors . . .

(drumroll, please)

Top Ten Reason Number ONE:

Coaches can’t coach themselves – any more than dentists
can drill their own teeth

. . . and who d’ya think is gonna’ want a dentist
who doesn’t believe in dentistry enough to have one himself?

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

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