Mentor: a working definition
“An expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his own experience.“
Professional Mentoring is a relatively new phenomenon and is a different discipline than coaching, counseling or teaching.
In coaching or counseling, the focus is on reaching objectives set forth by the client. He knows what he wants and is looking for advise on how to get it. Teachers often have course objectives set out by a curriculum.
Not so with mentoring
Especially in the area of Professional Integrity Mentoring, a mentee doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. Other than crying out, “I just want to change!”, he’s confused about such things as next steps or how to solve problems because he has repeatedly tried to break the habit and live in integrity, but has up to now failed to do so.
In fact, the real value of a Professional Mentor is in his track-record of completing the journey with others. He can anticipate the problems that would confound others and would otherwise need to be confronted by trial and error.
The Professional Mentor shows the mentee what he cannot see. He says things to him that no one has ever said before and because he has insight garnered from personal and professional experience, the Mentor asks of him things that the others wouldn’t know to ask.
The Professional Mentor journeys together with the mentee. He helps him avoid the hazards, potholes, and landmines that the enemy puts in his way. He’s like a sherpa guide, who supports the man as he summits the highest peak.
That’s another way to look at it
Let’s say your objective is to climb Mt. Everest. Would you feel comfortable embarking on the toughest physical challenge of your life guided by a Harvard Ph.D? He’s expert in the fields of mountaineering, geology and the Himalayan weather? He’s read, written and studied deeply on the subject, is brilliant in his field and has talked with many experienced climbers, but he’s never actually stood at the peak of Mt. Everest himself.
Or would you feel more confident following a Sherpa Guide who was raised in the shadow of Mt. Everest, has prepared you with full knowledge of the risks of high altitude climbing, and has successfully guided other men to the summit (and back!) several times before?
Of course, you’d choose the Sherpa Guide over the Harvard Professor if you wanted to make it back alive. And so it is with finding freedom from unwanted and habitual compulsive behaviors. With a success rate greater than 50%, Sexual Integrity Mentoring is 10-times more successful than traditional methods.
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“Jack has been and continues to be a great directional guide for me. My life will never be the same thanks to having him in my life. I would encourage any fellow struggler to invest some time with Jack Gallaway. Your life will never be the same either.” – Client