Coaching and Mentoring

Do you want to achieve your potential at work?

Do you want to get the best from those who work for you?

We are ideally placed to support you, to transform the way you work. We can help you to be truly effective and to achieve your  hopes and ambitions for yourself.

Francis leads on coaching and mentoring . Here are a few ideas from him to help you choose between whether you need coaching or mentoring:

Coaching

Coaching is about setting your goals and planning how you get there, in simple terms. The Centre for Creative Leadership describes coaching as “the process of equipping people with the tools, knowledge and opportunities they need to develop themselves and become more effective.”

In my opinion, coaching occurs best in a trusted, professional relationship between you and your coach. “Professional coaching is… a professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organisations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance the quality of life” (The International Coach Federation definition, 2005).

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Mentoring

“Mentors are people who, through their action and work, help others to achieve their potential” (G. Shea, 1992). Great! I like simple definitions!

A mentor is available to you in many ways and you may need a mentor at different stages of your life or career. Think about what would be the most useful next transition for you – whether in behaviour, knowledge, relationships or career. Then, give me a call and we can discuss what would work for you and how you can choose someone who is on your wavelength.

Choose someone who has the knowledge, experience and credibility to add value to you in your role. Think about this would feel if that mentor could be? You choose the focus: whether by acting as a sounding board, a challenging friend or an advisor and guide.

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How can I use Coaching and Mentoring?

First decide where you want to start. What is it that you need? How can you describe what you want? Is that your goal?

Then consider if that could be covered in a single session or if you need support over a longer period.

Research by the International Coach Federation shows most coaching programmes last for 6 to 8 months as  take time to work through significant issues and develop your own plans for change.

If you want to explore this now, call Francis on: 01905 641528 or click on francis@francischristie.co.uk and get in touch.

You can also view testimonials and case studies from previous clients