Coaching and Mentoring - Compare and Contrast

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Question Compare and contrast the similarity and differences in coaching and mentoring? Answer - Coaching and mentoring are a popular tools and they results in a good capacity building practice. Coaching and mentoring provide opportunity for organisation and to introduce its issue without any threatning Coaching means helping another person to improve awareness, to set and achieve goals in order to improve a particular behavioural performance andCoaching is an on-going professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. In each meeting…show more content…
Mentors, typically, are senior people drawn from outside the line management relationship who take us aside and enable us to benefit from their experience. If it is coaching we want however, we are probably best advised not to seek a more experienced person who may be overly tempted to persuade us to 'do it their way'. Given that we can now see that coaching is wholly concerned with drawing out and not putting in, we can also see how it is possible for anyone with the right skills to coach us - their position in the organization is irrelevant. Differences between coaching and mentoring- Mentoring | Coaching | Ongoing relationship that can last for a long period of time | Relationship generally has a set duration | Can be more informal and meetings can take place as and when the mentee needs some advice, guidance or support | Generally more structured in nature and meetings are scheduled on a regular basis | More long-term and takes a broader view of the person | Short-term (sometimes time-bounded) and focused on specific development areas/issues | Mentor is usually more experienced and qualified than the ‘mentee’. Often a senior person in the organisation who can pass on knowledge, experience and open doors to otherwise out-of-reach opportunities | Coaching is generally not performed on the basis that the coach needs to have direct

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