Life & Personal Development Mentor

I am a licensed professional counselor, recently returned from two years living in South America, back to support my elders as they reach the last stage of their life. I was married for 27 years, and have a grown daughter. I have been a professional counselor for 30 years, working in community, treatment center, and private practice. I especially like the relational aspect of the work, and helping others to see their strengths and clarify the stages to meet their goals, be they personal, professional, or unique. One of my goals was to travel to every continent. I haven't been to Australia or Antartica, but there's still time! I am interested in the bigger questions of life, as well as the mundane and the ridiculous. I love travel, hiking, water, good food, and the arts, but I also love bad films and lots of alone time. I am an introvert who loves people.
I spent time teaching university, and in that capacity as well as my times in management, I have loved the mentoring aspect of the work. I will be best at helping you to figure out your own path rather than telling you what to do. I am good at clarifying goals and offering support. I cannot and will not solve your problems for you, but I am a great sounding board.

What I Expect From A Mentee:

I would expect my mentees to work at least as hard as I am on their goals. I am very good at helping people clarify workable goals and the steps to get there, but that is a cooperative process :)

Please respect my time and give notice if we need to reschedule.

I seek transparency: if something I suggest doesn't seem like a good fit, or there are fears or concerns, I want to know. Mentorship is collaborative. You are the expert in your life. I am coaching from the sidelines. It's okay to veto an idea that doesn't fit!

Relationships evolve. I'd like ongoing conversation about how things are going.

More about this mentor:

  • Member since 7 months
  • Mentored 1 person in the past

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