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#Coaching vs. #mentoring: what works best?

#Coaching vs. #mentoring: what works best? | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Teacher Andrew Jones explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how they suit different professional development needs


Coaching, on the other hand, consists of peer-to-peer discussions that provide the person being coached with objective feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in areas chosen by them. While discussion is led by the coach, they ask questions that allow the professional seeking advice to reflect on their practice and set their own goals for improvement. This is the opposite of mentoring as the coach does not evaluate, judge or set targets, and the person being coached is in full control of the discussion.


Unlike mentoring, coaching also gives the recipient more say on the direction of their professional development and encourages them to take more ownership of their CPD.


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june holley's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:47 AM

This is a distinction that is important for developing network leaders.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 13, 2014 10:46 AM

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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, August 14, 2014 3:06 AM

Les termes de coaching et mentoring sont souvent utilisés et je n'avais pas vraiment réfléchi à la différence des deux approches. Si elles se basent toutes deux sur des échanges informels, elles ont un périmètre et des objectifs différents très bien expliqués dans l'article.


Cela va m'aider dans le mentoring que j'effectue autour du digital, activité que j'ai acceptée sant trop connaître les principes.

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Are you a coach or mentor?

Are you a coach or mentor? | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
The terms mentor and coach are often used interchangeably yet they are different. So what makes them different?

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Great article that explains the difference between mentoring and coaching.


Make it a great day!

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:32 PM


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Cruise Line Class's comment, April 24, 2013 3:35 PM
Thank you so much Gust!
Martin Hill's curator insight, May 4, 2013 4:19 PM

A place for both?