Mentoring and Coaching Practices: Developing the Next Generation

Researcher:
Jake Appelman
FMI Corporation
55 Madison St., Suite 410
Denver, CO 80206
Tel: (303) 377-4740
Fax: (303) 377-3535
Email: jappelman@fminet.com

Summary

The subjects of this report, mentoring and coaching, are two processes that can be used successfully to prepare the next generation of leaders and owners, as well as help attract new recruits. For generations, apprenticeship programs have successfully provided good careers and a well-trained, capable workforce for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)/sheet metal contractors and fabricators. The processes of mentoring and coaching can create an apprenticeship-type program for higher management levels and potential future owners.