Coaching Vs Mentoring – Few Differences

What are the differences between coaching and mentoring a person?
There are differences and here are few of them:

  • Coaching is generally short term but mentoring is generally long term
  • Coaching is about certain task but mentoring is about individual's development. Mentoring work can involve personal agenda as well like work-life balance etc.
  • Coaching is generally about certain task so it does not require special attention on individual but mentoring requires it. Mentoring require a design to work on each individual.

Here are few more from thestrengthsfoundation.org:

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- The Differences Between Coaching & Mentoring ,
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- Slideshare on Coaching vs Mentoring.