Coaching is a relationship where one individual helps another to improve their performance, usually focusing on specific work issues or problems, or career development. The aim of coaching is to help the individual to get to a place of forming their own strategies, solutions and approaches to overcome work issues and be more effective or impactful in their role.
Mentoring is a longer-term relationship where the mentor offers support, advice, tips, motivation and encouragement to individuals to support their personal and career development.
In the past, coaching and mentoring were development tools often reserved for senior managers and directors. Thankfully, many organisations now recognise the benefits of supporting their staff to help them become more effective and realise their goals, especially during times of organisational change when employees may feel unsettled and less productive.
Coaching and mentoring offer significant benefits for the business:
A good coach or mentor works towards the point where the individual has enough strategies and skills to be able to solve work issues, make themselves more effective, and take responsibility for their own personal development.
If you would like to speak to us about using one of our experienced coaches or mentors, contact us here.