Leaders as
Coaches and Mentors

Leaders are expected to Coach and Mentor their team members effectively.


Coaching and mentoring are often thought of as the same thing or are used interchangeably.They are different

What skills does an effective Leader as a Coach and/or Mentor need?

Are you an effective Leader who can make the distinction of the skills required?Which skills to use when and where:

  • Coach? Mentor? Educate? Facilitate? Teach? Consult?
  • Are you a leader who Coaches when in fact you need to be Mentoring?
  • Are you a leader who Mentors when in fact you need to Coach?
  • Do you use language ‘let me show you’ rather than let me ‘teach you?’

How do you use your ‘lived experiences’ to tell your story to impact change?

At Coaching College,
We believe every leader as a Coach or Mentor requires four basic skills to be effective:

  • They can you ‘see and feel’ themselves as an ‘all in one’ Coach, Mentor, Educator Facilitator, Teacher and Consultant and can differentiate the skills required for different situations
  • They understand that leaders are driven by their personal values and beliefs which impact their relationships with others.
  • They use their understanding of their team’s motivational values to develop individual capability and capacity who at times might find it challenging to belong or relate in a team environment.
  • They know how to inspire, influence and involve their team by asking and listening rather than knowing and telling. It comes from a mindset of holding the person as a fully capable of finding their own answers regarding self-awareness and performance.

Did you know?

  • Focus on developing capability and capacity of their Coachee?
  • Use inquiry-based insightful questioning with the intention of creating ‘possibility thinking” for their Coachee?
  • Provide the opportunity for people to see ‘possibility thinking’ to solve their own challenges?
  • Supports, challenges and encourages, especially when it comes to giving feedback?
  • Focus on raising self-awareness and their emotional intelligence.

Did you know Mentors?

  • Focus on sharing their ‘lived experiences’ with their Mentoree?
  • Provide an experienced framework for possible career pathways
  • Offer advice based on knowledge, expertise and ‘lived experiences’
  • Help others gain a broader and deeper perspective and understanding of the business
  • Offer networking connections to other functions and levels of the organisation
  • Help with political and cultural awareness and navigation of the company
  • Share strategies for communicating, problem-solving and decision-making
  • Offer either formal structured or informal sessions
  • Focus on highlighting career-challenging thoughts or actions

The ultimate goal of coaching or mentoring programs is to change the culture of the organisation so that learning is ever present. In a “learning organisation”, people do not just perform tasks – they are always developing their capacity and knowledge so that next time they will do that task better. Our Coaching and Mentoring short course, facilitated by experienced industry practitioners online, will provide you and your business with all the tools and knowledge necessary to implement a successful coaching or mentoring program in your organisation.

Learn Coaching and Mentoring Skills to:

  • Develop your Coaching and Mentoring skills to enhance your current leadership skills.
  • Develop your Coaching and Mentoring skills to create a career change and be employed as a coach either full or part-time.