Coaching, Mentoring and One-on-one Sessions

 

I am frequently asked about mentoring, coaching, and one-on-one sessions. People often want to know how to request such guidance and how to establish these relationships effectively.

In my case, such relationships most often develop when people take the initiative to contact me. They have seen the impact of my work somewhere, come across my books or lectures, and, prompted by these, have reached out to me.

I am very open to offering mentoring, coaching, and one-on-one sessions because these roles come very naturally to me. Over the past 30 years, I have dedicated a significant portion of my time to these activities, which have become an integral part of my professional life.

The numerous artist management roles I have handled throughout my career are filled with mentoring and coaching. A good manager not only coaches the artist to execute the game plan that is collaboratively developed to advance the artist’s story and goals but also nurtures the artist’s values and manages the current agenda. Effective artist management involves a deep commitment to both the professional and personal growth of the artist, ensuring that their career trajectory aligns with their vision and values.

And for these reasons, it’s best if the initiative comes from the person who needs it. Taking this first step is crucial because no one else can make that decision for you. By reaching out yourself, you take ownership of your growth and learning journey. Moreover, this approach makes it easier for the mentor to respond, as they are not the one initiating the interaction. It shows that you have chosen to reach out to them, making the relationship more genuine and effective from the start.

In my case, requests for mentoring and coaching most often come from artists and managers, or those aspiring to become one. This is completely natural, as these are the roles in which I have actively worked. I started my career as a musician, and over time, I transitioned into management and mentoring roles.

One of the most important aspects of mentoring, as well as coaching, is its reflective nature. A good mentor knows how to seamlessly mirror their experiences and expertise onto the mentee’s story and goals, ensuring that the mentee’s journey remains intact and nothing gets lost or broken in the process. Whenever this succeeds, it is a tremendous achievement for both the mentor and the mentee.

When you are considering mentoring and reaching out, I recommend taking this book and reading it. It is a discussion with you from a manager’s perspective, where I highlight the key aspects of modern music business management. By reading it, you will gain valuable insights that will help you better assess your own need for mentoring and understand the dynamics of the industry more thoroughly.

Whenever you are ready, feel free to reach out!

 

When you are in need of coaching and thinking of reaching out, I recommend taking this book and reading it. It is a discussion with you from a manager's perspective, where I highlight the key aspects of modern music business management. By reading it, you will gain valuable insights that will help you better assess your own need for mentoring and understand the dynamics of the industry more thoroughly.