Coaching vs Mentoring

Mentors leave us stronger, more confident, clearer thinking and better able to cope after they have met with us. They help us grow in wisdom, not so much by inviting us to adopt their wisdom as by the way they ask questions, which move us to deeper places of insight and perception… somehow we end up feeling more powerful ourselves. –  Broholm and Johnson

Sponsors actively recommend or create roles for individuals to facilitate growth and development. Coaches guide an individual’s journey; they spark self-discovery, develop self-awareness, and provide support. Supervisors oversee a person or group of people engaged in an activity or task and keep order or ensure that they perform it correctly. Mentors develop an heir apparent or high-potential toward a specific leadership position or area of expertise.


The Challenging face-to-face mentoring

  • Short-term, goal-oriented
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Speed mentoring
  • E-mentoring
  • Reverse mentoring
  • Job-Fit related
  • Mutual learning, adaptation and change


Inspiration and Mentoring the Mentors in your life

As you moved through your career, is there one individual that you could say most influenced the directions in which your career has progressed?