Successful Mentoring and Coaching

A Leadership Course

*This course can be tailored or customized to your specific needs.

Course Overview

In this overview of mentoring and coaching skills, participants learn how to enhance the professional growth of others. This seminar provides leaders and managers with tools to effectively improve employee performance. Participants learn the differences between mentoring and coaching and will be able to determine which approach is more appropriate and when.


  1. Identify when to use coaching and when to use mentoring
  2. Define leader’s role in coaching and mentoring
  3. Understand benefits to organization of coaching and mentoring

Lesson 1: Coaching

  • Ask the right questions
  • Help the employee reach his or her development goals
  • Recognize the participant as the one with the expertise

Lesson 2: Role of the Coach

  • Assess strengths and weaknesses
  • Help establish development goals
  • Align their work with organizational needs, strategies, and goals
  • Provide a sense of support from the organization
  • Improve their confidence as they overcome challenges and obstacles

Lesson 3: Mentoring

  • Relationship between mentor and mentee
  • Organization’s commitment to its employees

Lesson 4: Lesson 4: Role of Mentor

  • Subject matter expert and role model for mentee
  • Shortens the learning curve for professional growth
  • Helps the protégé develop new professional relationships within the organization
  • Provides a sounding board and safe place to share ideas and thoughts
  • Challenges the protégé to go further, take risks, and set new goals