The importance of compassion in mentoring

Last week, we asked the question, “What is compassion?” And, for the month of March we want to share some ways that you can show compassion to your student.

Let’s start with the need for humility.

In order for you to show compassion to your student, you need to be humble in your interactions with them. It’s hard to show compassion for someone if you sit across from them with an attitude of pride or judgment. Your student will know if you are genuine or not (and if you really do care about them or not), based on the level of humility and grace that you bring into your mentoring relationship.

Bottom line…true humility will naturally show itself in acts of compassion.

-Jason Matthews, BTO Mentor Coach