Effective ‘Coaching’ and ‘Mentoring’ is Essential for Business Success

‘Coaching’ and ‘Mentoring’ seem to be buzzwords in the current business environment.  Managers and supervisors are encouraged to be good ‘mentors’ to members of their team but what does this actually mean and what does this look like in practice?

Having good relationships with your staff is essential for building a successful business. Coaching and Mentoring are a key part of this in that they allow for investment in individuals, helping them to excel in their role and work more effectively as part of a team.

Coaching and mentoring are related, but different approaches to developing people.  Each one is valuable in the right circumstances and context.  The two terms can be used interchangeably however they are distinct methodologies.

A mentor is often someone more experienced who passes on wisdom, skills and knowledge to a member of their team.  A coach, on the other hand enables the other person to find their own way.

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Being a coach or mentor can start from something as simple as spending time with a fellow team member, one-to-one, in order to implement a strategy to overcome a challenge they are facing. However, to make these relationships more valuable, it is important for managers to have a range of knowledge and tools available in order to effectively coach or mentor across a wide-range of scenarios.

We have developed a 1-day workshop in order to assist you in the coaching that you’re already doing and to help you identify best practices for supporting your staff and investing in their development.  This course highlights the difference between coaching and mentoring and when and how to use each one.

We run this as an Open course (click the link below for upcoming dates) but we can also deliver an in-house version of this course for your team.

Comments from previous attendees;

"Great content – very helpful and relevant to issues I have in my workforce”

"A very insightful course and worthwhile attending!  I have gained invaluable knowledge, thank you”

We limit the number of delegates to 12 for this workshop to ensure we can advise on the specific scenarios of each delegate.  Places are filling up fast for the next Open Course session so do contact us if you would like more information or to book your place.

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