Sunday, August 11, 2013

Why having a coach or a mentor?

If you are looking for change, personal and professional development, having a coaching or a mentor is most probably a good decision for you to get that extra support.

At workplace, coaching and mentoring is often used to support people who need to learn, perform better and to be more productive; it is a way of strengthening skills, overcome lapses in working behavior and issues in performance output. The coaches are usually supervisors, managers or external people that "have been there". This means that the coach / mentor plays a very important role in transferring and sharing knowledge that will help the person in enhancing his/her personal and professional growth.

Coaching and mentoring have been refered to support increasing job satisfaction, enhance skills and professional development in several areas such as problem analysis, strategic thinking, decision-making, time management, amongst many others. Overall benefits for the coachee are found in many aspects being amongst others the development of self-confidence and self-esteem, promotion of career growth based on enhancement of skills especially working arround weak areas and turning those into strengths.

Coaching and mentoring therefore create a collaborative atmosphere wherein learning is productive for individuals that are willing and committed to develop and improve themselves.