What's the difference between coaching, mentoring, counselling, training and managing?
Let's, however, take a look at the main similarities and differences, as this may be helpful for you in establishing the style you would prefer someone works with you.
There is considerable overlap between these development approaches with each having a performance, direction, support or personal well-being focus in the context of the organization, your career or your whole life.
Improving performance is largely about developing your job skills (competences). Whilst developing your soft skills (competencies) is better served through direction and support. Developing your character is best served through supporting your development and a focus on your personal well-being.
You will see that there are overlaps indicated in the diagram. Perhaps more so with the growth of 'life
coaching' which has filled a niche in developing you in your life whilst not being therapy or counselling.
What is mentoring?