Well. we don't offer mentoring courses ... but perhaps you might be interested in considering an exciting alternative?
If you are someone who is passionate about working with and helping other people, then read on. It just might be that you are ideally suited to life coaching!
Both mentoring and life coaching involve working closely with people, so in that sense they are similar disciplines. But that's where the similarity ends.
Here is a brief summary of the major differences between mentoring and life coaching:
Commonly refer to the people
they help as 'mentees'.
Mentor and mentee generally have senior and junior standings in the mentoring relationship.
Imparts greater wisdom and experience to improve mentee's competence in a chosen field
Refer to the people they help as 'clients'.
Coach and client have equal standing in the coaching relationship.
Helps clients to develop self awareness, recognise and harness their own inner power and talents.
Mentor seeks to transfer knowledge and expertise, gained through greater experience, to the mentee.
Coach seeks to introduce the client to various tools and techniques for his or her self empowerment.
Generally acts as a sounding board and adviser, providing guidance in life or a career.
Generally acts as a facilitator, holding the client to account in achieving what he or she has set out to.
Aims to improve the mentee's prospects for a successful life or career, by offering sound advice and food for thought.
Encourages clients to live their dreams by constructing meaningful goals and action plans to achieve them.
Ultimate goal is to help mentees grow and develop their knowledge and capabilities.
Ultimate goal is to help clients find their life purposes and live lives that are aligned with their purpose.
Perhaps you are getting the idea that whereas mentoring is largely 'advice and guidance' oriented, life coaching is more 'personal-transformation' oriented.
Mentoring is often more informal in nature and offered voluntarily as a way of giving back to younger, less experienced or less advantaged people,
Life coaching generally involves a formal contractual relationship with clients with market related fees being charged for coaching services.
Becoming a life coach – if you choose comprehensive and reputable training such as that offered by New Insights – will involve a journey of substantial personal growth, development and exposure to powerful tools and techniques to get more from life.
If we have whetted your appetite for more information on what life coaching is and what life coaches do then we suggest you visit that page on our website by clicking here.
If you would like to find out more about our acclaimed and accredited life coach certification training programme please click here.
Alternatively, if you would like to request our two 30-page ebooks that aim to answer all your questions anoput life coaching and training required to become a life coach, please click here.
New Insights offers two complimentary and informative 30-page ebooks that aim to answer all your questions about life coaching and training to become a life coach.
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