Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mentoring Vs Coaching

"Coaching isn't a great mystery. It's just hard work, determination, and inspiration at the right moment", says Bob Zuppke.

People confuse between coaching and mentoring. Mentoring is done in an informal environment while coaching is done in formal environment. There may or may not be physical interaction in mentoring while in coaching it is imperative. Coaching involves target setting and goal setting.

Coaching involves growth within the same domain while mentoring involves career growth outside the domain. Coaching is professional while mentoring is both professional and personal. Coaching is task focused; task oriented with finite relationship while mentoring is life oriented and relationship oriented that is infinite. Coaching is directed by professional requirements while mentoring by individual’s personal interests.

However, the common thread connecting both mentoring and coaching is that it is a transformational learning process. Both transform the lives of the people.

1 comment:

silversting said...

nice article sir...

A teacher takes responsibility for your growth.A mentor makes you responsible for your growth