Supporting employees and volunteers to; develop skills, grow in their role and move onto new jobs is rewarding. It also takes skill, and at times, can be tough. There are different ways to support people to develop skills and to grow in confidence. Two of these are coaching and mentoring.
Mentoring is: when someone with more experience offers advice and encouragement to someone with less experience. The advice is often around developing in your role or getting a new job.
Coaching is: a partnership where the person being coached talks about what’s important to them and the coach helps them work out their own goals and solutions to maximise their potential.
Here is a range of resources to help you coach and mentor others.