Dr. Rich Schuttler's
Executive Mentoring Model
Founded on the philosophy of individualized and intentional relationships, in which clients are empowered to achieve their full potential though a variety of self-regulating techniques and regular interaction with a skilled and proven mentor. By focusing on a short list of prioritized dimensions, leaders can identify approaches to develop a healthier self-balance, improving their ability to manage change through proven sequential processes, and to better respond in all personal reactions.
Three Triads: The Architecture of the Organizational and Executive Mentoring Model
Three triads form Dr. Rich’s Executive Mentoring program. Each of these triads represents a practical area in which Dr. Schuttler facilitates measurable change with clients as they transition through a Death and Dying Curve (stages of grieving), as originated by Elizabeth Kulber-Ross. The curve represents a researched theoretical and practical model that details the movement of people transition through emotional responses to situations and into increased levels of knowledge and acceptance.
The model is based on the dichotomy of individual’s perceived and actual levels of knowledge as described from a holistic and systemic perspective (reality). Accountability to one’s self in their immediate personal and professional circles are a central theme in this model. As opportunities for improvement are noted and data regarding performance are gathered, clients realize that they may not be in as advantageous a situation as they previously assumed.
The Three Triads Explained
allows for the initial dialogue between mentor and learner. The client takes on the role of a learner to gain new insights and relearn what is required for new growth to occur. This triad allows clients to challenge their assumptions, beliefs, and values on multiple levels in order to gain an objective perspective and insights into confronting issues. This triad focuses on the learner’s acquisition of new knowledge about their own actual performance, skills, and abilities as measured, rather than through one’s own perception.
transitions the client from their role as learner to that of a mentee. This triad empowers the client to determine how best to unleash the talent within in order to achieve their full potential. In this triad, clients realize their own uniqueness as they transition from unknowing to the knowing. Often, this triad is the most challenging area within the model due to the complexity of determining, shifting, and realigning action-based learning.
uses the other two triads as a strong foundation for a distinctive and lasting experience for the client. At this point in the model, the client has transitioned their role from a learner to a mentee and now an even better leader through appropriate feedback mechanisms and sound collaborative decision making. This triad allows for dialogue concentrated on how to lead and maintain lasting change both internally and in one’s surrounding circle of personal and professional relationships.
The energy created within these triads creates the individualized and intentional mentoring relationship that is distinctively focused on the present and future needs of Dr. Rich’s clients. As such, each client’s experience with the model is highly personalized and tailored to personality, style, and needs.