What are the differences and similarities between coaching and mentoring?

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What are the differences and similarities between coaching and mentoring?

Discuss a time when you were involved with or were witness to a coaching situation. What coaching strategies were implemented? Were they effective? Why or why not?

 

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What are the differences and similarities between coaching and mentoring?

Coaching is more performance-driven; this is where your supervisor will go over your stats over a period of time. This is designed to improve your on-the-job professionalism (Zust 2017). Mentoring is development-driven; this is looking more of a holistic approach to developing your career (Zust 2017). The structure of coaching is scheduled meetings that are either weekly bi-weekly or monthly. With mentoring is pretty much informal and on a need to know basis.

Discuss a time when you were involved with or were witness to a coaching situation.
What coaching strategies were implemented? Were they effective? Why or why not?
At my last job we coached monthly over things we need to improve or things we did right. We focused on the agenda of meeting goals the time frame we needed to meet those goals. This was used to improve behavior enhance the customer experience by refreshing our skills improve or address our behavior. It was effective because it gave us a guide on what we need to improve and how long we have to get it correct we also knew what our consequences were if we did not get it corrected.

What suggestions might you give the coach for future coaching?
Always stay connected to your subordinate. You have to be motivative and empower the team to be the best they can be no only for the sake of the company but mostly for themselves.