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Coaching vs. Mentoring



So what's the difference between coaching and mentoring?


Coaching

  • Focuses on both organizational and individual goals and addresses workplace performance

  • Uses questions and feedback to facilitate the coachee’s thinking and practical learning

  • Personal issues may be discussed but the emphasis is the impact of them on their work performance

  • Impartial, focused on improvement in behavior


Mentoring

  • A process to support and help develop knowledge, skills, thinking, and behaviors

  • Focuses on the person, their career, and support for individual growth and maturity

  • Passing on personal experience

  • Provides guidance, advice, recommendations, experience, knowledge, and wisdom. The mentee can choose what they do

  • A relationship for encouragement, advice, and befriending. Biased in favor of the mentee


About ConnectStrat

ConnectStrat is a team of veteran strategic coaches, leaders, facilitators, and consultants focused on the technology sector, mainly IT Service Providers. 

We bring our clients through a process of Vision, Strategy, Execution, and Impact which results in business owners getting exactly what they want out of their businesses through people, process, and profit.

Our unique approach involves meeting facilitation, consulting, and 1-on-1 coaching to drive results.

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