Often mixed up or thought of as different words to describe the same thing. Coaching and mentoring utilise similar skills that result in very different outcomes.
Coaching is a very effective tool that facilitates the understanding of your skills and ambition to help you to:
Set and achieve goals
Create effective strategies
Help you to develop, where necessary
The ultimate outcome will be for you to enhance your life further and fulfill your vision.
Coaching draws on a range of disciplines including educational science, business science, philosophy, sports psychology, positive psychology and neuroscience.
Coaching is completely tailored to meet the coaching needs of the business. It provides a supportive environment in which individual executives, managers, co-workers and teams are supported and developed to be able to set goals and work with the coach to achieve them.
“I highly recommend Karen as I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. She came recommended as a ‘mover and shaker’ and that she is.
“It was clear she had extensive experience; working with small businesses and from running her own company, she has the ability to relate to all business stakeholders from marketing and sales, to finance, HR and operations. Her professional curiosity and intelligent questioning in interrogating each area of the business evidenced this 360-degree perspective. She quickly understood the challenges the business faced and the nuances of the industry in which we operate. She was able to bring a clear structure of actionable strategies in order to instill a marketing orientated approach to propel the business to the next level.
“Karen’s exceptional communication skills shows a warmth and confidence that enables and coaches staff to build up their confidence, skills and job satisfaction. She is a true professional, unflappable under immense pressure and who can deal with very difficult characters with non judgement and tact – an excellent addition to any work environment.” Kiri Barker, Marketing Manager, Lolly
An improvement in communication and interpersonal skills
Increase in confidence and motivation
Positive changes to conflict resolution
Alignment of the organisation’s and individual’s needs
Greater management performance and results
New solutions to existing problems
Greater self-awareness and the impact you have on others around you
Clarity of objectives, priorities and thinking – enabling you to shape and influence your working environment
A greater sense of success enjoyment and levels of confidence
Clarify and encourage you to set the goals that you really want
Ask you to expand your thinking
Help you to focus and prioritise to produce results
Provide you with the tools, support and structure to accomplish more
Coaching is not counselling, therapy or consulting. It is also not advisory or prescriptive. The “answers” that you are looking for and action that you take will come about through the work we do in our coaching partnership.
Coaching standards and confidentiality
Bound by our professional coaching qualification we work to the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) code of conduct, which reflects our own ethical standards.
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a process which supports learning and development, rather than focusing on goal attainment. It is usual for the output to centre around performance improvements, either for an individual, team or business.
What can mentoring be used for?
Develop employees – graduates or other recruits
Prepare future leaders
Successfully face and manage challenges
Retain high performers
Manage and develop corporate knowledge
Compliment other learning and development
Matching the mentor and mentee is of paramount importance to the success of the relationship. In a successful mentoring relationship the mentor will:
Teach by example; demonstrating insight, knowledge, understanding, skills, experience and integrity
Support and affirm their mentee and their hard work, persistence, motivation, commitment and drive
Help to build confidence, self-esteem and a sense of increased competency
Offer challenges and growth experiences that enable their mentee to develop
Encourage professional and ethical behaviour
Listen attentively with objectivity, understanding and empathy
Encourage and develop self awareness and awareness of others
Offer ‘boundaried’ friendship
Confront negative, self-defeating attitudes and behaviours
Share critical information
Offer insight and wise counsel
Support, stand by and advocate for their mentee in difficult circumstances
Develop skills that will enrich and advance their mentees personal & professional lives and performance
Successful mentoring leads to increased level of satisfaction, motivation and productivity, it can also result in:
Reduction in conflict between colleagues and individuals / management
Higher levels of commitment to the company
Decrease in staff attrition
More appropriate use of talent, to benefit the company and the individual
Harvey Winter will work with you and your teams to help you to be the very best at what you do.