Whether it is coaching or mentoring, both skills relate to the coach or mentor listening acutely and posing questions for the coachee or mentee to see their situation a lot clearer. For most of the following examples, an accredited coach will be best; the first example could be either a coach or a mentor.
Transitioning to a new role or a more senior role
- How will you make this step up?
- What will your peers think?
- Are you going to act differently?
- How are you going to make an impact in your first 90 days?
Being made redundant or looking for a new job
- You may be lost and not sure what to do next
- You might have lost your confidence or not had to apply for a job for years
- You might need to practice your interview technique in order to achieve the job of your dreams
To build team, leadership and personal skills
- You might not have led a team before, where do you start?
- You could be a specialist without natural people skills
- You may have had issues in the past that you need to resolve
- How are you going to find the time to lead when you have your own individual targets to achieve?
To address the balance between your work and home life
- You are working too many hours
- After Covid and working from home, you seem to be away all of the time
- You are missing too many family events
- You are just far too stretched, not achieving what you want
To boost your motivation
- You are feeling stale and are missing the get up and go
- Another year and how are you going to achieve those targets?
- You are just not feeling right
To meet a specific goal
- You are not sure where to start
- Things are complex
- You need a plan to achieve this goal
Whether it is coaching or mentoring ( I have been in most of the above situations during my working career) I could well give you a different perspective on all of the above examples and support you in finding the right answers and approach. Contact email@example.com