Muhammad Abdur-Rashid - Coaching Philosophy
Specialty Coach - Go-To-Market
What are the personal values within you that drives you to be a mental health coach?
Helping people of color achieve financial stability and build wealth. Real estate is one of the few industries where you don’t need a college degree to be successful. You just have to be willing to learn and work hard. Often times people of color lack the means to create businesses, but if I can give someone the tools to build a business and wealth for their families, I believe I’ve done a good thing.
Are there defining events in your past that set you on this path of helping people succeed at developing successful business?
My father was a former United States Marine with a high school education. He worked three jobs at times and put my mother through college. From a young age the value of education was instilled in me. My parents were of modest means, so education was the legacy they left behind. I put myself through school working full time all through my undergraduate and graduate careers. What I learned through this process outside of hard work, was that a strong financial foundation puts you years ahead of the competition. As a result, I love working with new investors and people of color to help them build and leverage their real estate assets to create institutional and generational wealth for their families. My goal with coaching is to take everything that I’ve learned through work and education, and invest it in my clients so they can build lasting wealth, without the need to start from square one. I’ve started businesses and failed in the past due to lack of funding and a lack of knowledge. If I can help my clients avoid those pitfalls I would consider myself successful.
Like any business, coaching comes with its ups and downs. So, at your core, what drives you to coach? In other words, what is it about coaching that would drive you to do it, even if you wouldn’t be paid to?
Seeing people who look like me be successful. I come from a rough neighborhood. Many of my childhood friends haven’t done so well. They look up to me as a symbol of success. I’d like to take what I’ve learned and reinvest it so that young people from neighborhoods similar to the one I grew up in will have living breathing examples of success and what’s possible.
As a coach, what is your mission statement?
What is your mission or vision?
My mission is to provide my clients with the tools to build generational wealth that they can share with their friends and families creating a butterfly effect. Success breeds success. My mission is to plant the seed that success grows from.
What are your core values as a coach?
Knowledge is the key to success. Understanding your business, understanding your market and understanding yourself. Mastering these three things will foster success.
What are your goals as a coach?
To give my clients the tools to create wealth, starting them on the path to financial freedom.
How do you measure success for your clients? What breakthroughs, milestones or transformations must occur?
Success is a mind state. When my clients can come to me with a problem and three well thought out potential solutions, they’ve transitioned to a point where they can see opportunity. As entrepreneurs, one of our most difficult challenges is filtering out the noise to recognize real opportunities. If my clients can take a problem and identify multiple ways to overcome it before we talk, they are well on their way to doing something amazing.
How do you measure success for yourself as a coach?
When my clients no longer present me with problems, but begin to present me with opportunities.
How would you define your leadership style? How would people who know your leadership skills best, describe the way you lead others? Do you lead by consensus, by directives, by discovery, democracy
My style of leadership is leadership by discovery. My goal is to create thinkers. Similar to the Socratic method, I encourage my clients to explore all aspects of a problem discovering both the larger question and a greater understanding.