Young Professionals Lunch: Mentoring vs. Coaching
From time to time, ALL leaders struggle with creating engagement…for themselves and their teams. A significant key to addressing this problem is to rely less on mentoring behaviors and begin developing a coaching mindset. First and foremost, coaches SERVE. Yes, they tend to bring out the best in their people, but not always the way you think they might. Too often, leaders feel they have to carry the majority of weight and/or have all the answers. While that may feel like a “servant” mindset, it is, in fact, the opposite of one. And it impacts engagement. During our time together, we will draw a distinction between mentoring and coaching mindsets and the impact they have on engagement. You will leave with important skills to help you coach and, more importantly, serve well.
About Chris Coyne
Chris Coyne, Founder and President of Modeof8™, has been a leadership educator, coach and practitioner for nearly three decades. His experience crosses organizational cultures, from corporate and military training environments to the university classroom.
He founded Modeof8™, a leadership development and coaching enterprise based on a simple belief – that every leader, at some point in their career, needs help creating engagement in their organization. Striving to create a responsive community of lifelong learners, Modeof8™ has rapidly become the initiative of choice for organizations wishing to inspire and energize their development culture. Through the years, their diverse client base has included well-known companies like Kimberly Clark, DENSO Manufacturing, Arby’s and Mandarin Oriental Hotels, as well as universities, government agencies and small businesses across the US.
More than half of his 26+ year military career was spent in senior-level advisory and leadership capacities, as well as in classrooms and training institutions, where he prepared leaders at all levels for increased responsibility and effectiveness. Chris holds several academic degrees, including a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received national coaching certiﬁcation from the MMS Institute in the Fall of 2009.
An accomplished coach and sought after speaker, he brings a passion and intensity to his keynotes, seminars, and one-on-one sessions that create a highly motivating and transformative atmosphere. Look for Chris’ ﬁrst book, “The Modeof8ed™ Workplace: A Culture of Engagement through Coaching,” in the Spring of 2020.
About Young Professionals Maury County
The Maury Alliance Young Professional group creates a platform for YP's to build relationships, develop professionally, and contribute to the economic development and high-quality living of Maury County.
We are dedicated to providing a springboard for ideas, network of resources and a unified voice from our young professional community through innovative programs, projects, and social events. Our goal is to become the premier organization for the up and comers of our community.