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Coaching & Mentoring

Maytrix Training are able to offer you a broad range of coaching and mentoring services based on operational, leadership and industry leading expertise in many sectors ranging from banking through to infrastructure and from health care through to retail.   Coaching and mentoring help to grow an individuals knowledge, improve their skill level and perhaps change behaviours or attitudes towards certain work based situations. Likely the biggest decision you will have to make is which one is right for you – do you need a partner to help create a thought provoking and trusted relationship built around your goals or do you need a trusted advisor who will help provide the answers to your challenges.

Let our comparative guide help you to decide, then contact us to discuss the options available to you, as we are waiting to help.

Coaching

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Mentoring

Relationship is more likely to be short-term (up to  1 year) with a specific outcome in mind. However, some coaching relationships can last longer, depending on goals achieved.

Timeframes

Relationship tends to be more long-term, lasting a year or two, and even longer.

Coaching is more performance driven, designed to improve the professional’s on-the-job performance.

Focus

Mentoring is more development driven, looking not just at the professional’s current job function but beyond, taking a more holistic approach to career development.

Traditionally more structured, with regularly scheduled meetings, like weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

Structure

Generally meetings tend to be more informal, on an as need basis required by the mentee.

Coaches are selected for their expertise in a given area, one in which the coachee desires improvement. Examples: Presentation skills, leadership, interpersonal communication, sales.

Expertise

Internal organisation mentoring programs, mentors have more seniority and expertise in a specific area than mentees. The mentee learns from and is inspired by the mentor’s experience.

The coaching plan is co-created by the coach and the coachee in order to meet the specific needs of the coachee.

Agenda

The mentoring plan is set by the mentee. The mentor supports that plan.

Asking thought-provoking questions is a key coach skill, which helps the coachee make important decisions, recognise behavioural changes and take action.

Questioning

In the mentoring relationship, the mentee is more likely to ask more questions, tapping into the mentor’s expertise.

Outcomes from a coaching relationship are specific and measurable, showing signs of improvement or positive change in the desired performance area.

Outcomes

Outcomes from a mentoring relationship can shift and change over time. There is less interest in specific, measurable results or changed behaviour and more interest in the overall development of the mentee.


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Choices - When deciding whether to use a coach or a mentor, consider the goal you wish to achieve. The coach and the mentor will help professionals in different ways to accomplish their goals. In fact, some professionals use multiple coaches or multiple mentors throughout their careers, depending on their desired goals. In both coaching and mentoring, trust, respect and confidentiality are at the forefront of the relationship. 

Executive coaching for directors / executive  and management board, one-to-one coaching to help individual directors address specific professional development needs or to assist them in taking on a new role.

  • Managing stress, change, conflict, or crisis
  • Enhancing personal impact and performance
  • Preparation for role/career changes and joining the board

In addition to addressing personal issues the benefits are:-

  • Improved management style
  • Greater commitment from directors and senior managers
  • Retention of key people who feel valued
  • More creative outlook in business planning

Executive coaching covers the complex combination of skills and human capacities that are required of today's directors such as:

  • Business acumen and financial management
  • Leadership and organisational skills
  • Social and communication skills
  • Analytical and innovative thinking capacities
  • Ability to inspire trust and commitment to action
  • Rewards and acknowledgement
  • "Presence" that allows them to work in a very large arena or overlapping arenas.