What is Mentoring?
Mentoring can be described as a relationship between two people where one shares their skills, knowledge and perspectives to nurture the professional and personal growth of the other. All mentoring relationships are unique to the two people involved.
Mentors need to be both role model and champion. They help their mentee clarify and achieve their goals, and remove obstacles in the way of career progression by introducing their mentee to wider networks and knowledge. A mentor should be able to help the mentee recognise their own strengths and weaknesses and challenge the mentee to take a different view or do new things. Our training is focussed on developing these ideas and address the skills needed to become a successful mentor. We’ll also provide a mentor’s toolkit, full of steps and processes to facilitate and develop the mentorship role.
What is the difference between Mentoring and Coaching?
We’re often asked what the difference is between coaching and mentoring. By way of a quick summary, coaching is normally seen as short-term way of improving performance and is normally goal or issue focused. On the other hand, whilst mentoring may include aspects of coaching, it is generally a longer-term relationship which supports the mentee in their personal and professional development.
We’ll provide potential mentors with guidelines and advice on how to integrate coaching techniques into the mentoring role and how to make the transition beyond the coaching role and into mentoring.
Contact us now to see how we can support your business mentoring programme.