Coaching and Mentoring
The CIPD defines coaching and mentoring as ' development techniques based on the use of one-to-one discussions to enhance an individual’s skills, knowledge or work performance'.
The terminology is often used interchangeably however most practitioners will highlight that coaching focuses on developing an individual in their job role through direction and support. Coaching can occur at all levels of the organisation and may be unstructured such as a new employee learning the 'job' from an existing member of staff . Coaching is likely to be short term ending when the employee is competent in their new role.
Mentoring tends to focuses on a more senior posts with an experienced employee advising on good practice , culture and relationships. It is therefore less about how to do the job rather the way it is done.
We can help you:
Adopt a coaching / mentoring culture in your organisation
Train your staff and managers to be great coaches