What is coaching & mentoring?

Coaching and mentoring

  • Coaching focuses on enabling you to recognize what changes you need to make and how to use your own resources to reach your maximum potential and your goals.
  • Mentoring provides you with knowledge, skills and experience in a supportive and challenging environment much like coaching, but in a much more show and tell way.

What is coaching?

the CIPD defines coaching as developing a person’s skills and knowledge so that their job performance improves, hopefully leading to the achievement of organisational objectives. It targets high performance and improvement at work, although it may also have an impact on an individual’s private life. It usually lasts for a short period and focuses on specific skills and goals. http://www.cipd.co.uk/subjects/lrnanddev/coachmntor/coaching.htm

Coaching is a simple yet effective form of personal development , where the client and the coach form an alliance that promotes and sustains the clients personal growth and competence. This powerful relationship enables the client to give up who they think they are, for who they want to become. http://internationalinstituteofcoaching.org/what_is_coaching.php

What is mentoring?

CIPD: Mentoring is a technique for allowing the transmission of knowledge, skills and experience in a supportive and challenging environment much like coaching. Mentoring relationships can be much more long term. Mentoring in the workplace has tended to describe a relationship in which a more experienced colleague used their greater knowledge and understanding of the work or workplace to support the development of a more junior or inexperienced member of staff. http://www.cipd.co.uk/subjects/lrnanddev/coachmntor/coaching.htm

Difference between coaching and therapies

The key difference between coaching and the therapies is that coaching does not seek to resolve the deeper underlying issues that are the cause of serious problems like poor motivation, low self-esteem and poor job performance. Coaching and mentoring programmes are generally more concerned with the practical issues of setting goals and achieving results within specific time-scales. http://www.coachingnetwork.org.uk