Mentoring vs Coaching

Zig Ziglar quote

The words “coaching” and “mentoring” are often treated as if they’re interchangeable. However, they’re not. One of the biggest differences is that mentors are relationship oriented, representing a safe space to raise and discuss issues. Coaches, on the other hand, help tackle a specific issue, such as managing more effectively or thinking more strategically.

In the beginning of my career, I was constantly searching for a mentor. Someone who could teach me how to navigate the organizational environment. However, I have come to realize that while a mentor may provide valuable insights to a specific situation at work, they do not help me understand myself better.

Through coaching, on the other hand, I have been presented with valuable tools and confronted with thought-provoking questions, which have matured my mind and understanding of myself greatly. If I may say so myself, at least!

I plan to share some of these tools on this blog – So stay tuned!

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