No, they're not.
Coaching is future focussed and advice free. A coach keeps you accountable and on track with actions identified during sessions.
Mentors provide advice based on their experience as subject matter experts.
I offer all 3 services but not during the same session. I mentor and train in the areas of leadership, communications, reputation management and crisis communication.
The International Coaching Federation 2022 Global Consumer Awareness Study listed the top 5 results for Australian coaching clients:
Coaching for employee retention
ABS job mobility data from May 2022 showed that 22% of professionals changed jobs in the past 12 months: “The highest annual job mobility rate since 2012.”
By adding 1-to-1 leadership coaching to your employee retention toolkit, you’re showing employees your commitment to developing their potential, which is vital in tight labour market conditions.
Tip 1: Credentials
Coaching is an unregulated sector, so anyone can call themselves a coach – without any qualifications. So, ask a prospective coach about their coach training.
Tip 2: Connection
Coaching is a trust-based partnership. Gauge your connection by asking yourself:
• Did the coach put you at ease and place your issues and needs first?
• Do I think or feel positive about the benefits of coaching moving forward?
Tip 3: Commitment
Coaching requires both a time and energy commitment. Are you ready to complete the actions you set yourself to get the results?