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Coaching, Consulting & Mentoring - What is the difference?

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ก๐‘ซ๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’•๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’‰, ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’–๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’๐’“?


๐Ÿ‘ˆ ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ‘‰Not surprisingly it seems there are ๐’…๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’—๐’Š๐’†๐’˜๐’” out there on what each of these of do, how they operate and the benefits or advise each provide.


๐Ÿ“ขโšฝ๐Ÿ‘”Some of the confusion probably comes from the fact that the title of coach, consultant and mentor are used quite liberally in ๐’…๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐’†๐’™๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’“๐’๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’…. A ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‡๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’” ๐’„๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’‰ would probably be expected to provide advise, judgements and opinions based on their experience to their team to improve their performance. Whereas good practise for a ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‡๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’‰ means not providing advise or judgements to individuals, rather creating greater client awareness through smart questioning to help individuals move forward positively.


๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅFor these reasons I thought I'd share ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† on each of these roles in a short video, particularly given that my business provide services in all of these areas.


In simple terms you could say:


๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘‚"๐‘จ ๐‘ช๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’‰ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’”๐’†๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’'๐’• ๐’”๐’†๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’‚๐’”๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’’๐’–๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”"


๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘Š"๐‘จ ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’”๐’–๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’–๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’…๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’Œ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’๐’“ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’š๐’๐’–"


๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ก"๐‘จ ๐‘ด๐’†๐’๐’•๐’๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Ž๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’’๐’–๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ๐’๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’…๐’—๐’Š๐’”๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‡๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’“ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’„๐’†๐’”"


I'm sure you've all got your own opinions based on who you worked with and the experiences you've had.


๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐ŸŽฏ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’Œ๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’• ๐’„๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’‰, ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’–๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’”๐’ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’…๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž ๐’”๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’•?

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