Are you passionate about human motivation and working with people to improve their lives? Mentoring and Life Coaching are both disciplines that would likely appeal to you ... but they are very different.
At New Insights, we don't offer courses in mentoring ... but we do provide world class training for what we believe is a truly exciting alternative.
If you are someone who is passionate about working with and helping other people, then read on. It could well be that you are ideally suited to a career in 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:
Hopefully, you are getting the idea that whereas mentoring is largely 'advice and guidance' oriented, life coaching is more 'personal-transformation' oriented.
Mentoring involves transference of knowledge and skill from outside, whereas life coaching involves growth and development from within.
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, on the other hand, generally involves a formal contractual relationship with market related fees being charged for coaching services.
We hope you have found this brief comparison between mentoring and life coaching interesting and that we have whetted your appetite for more information.
If, after your research you decide on becoming a life coach we strongly recommend you choose comprehensive and reputable training such as that offered by New Insights. This will involve a journey of substantial personal growth, development and exposure to powerful tools and techniques to get more from life.
On this website you can find out more about what life coaching is and what life coaches do .
Or you can find out more about our acclaimed and accredited life coach certification training programme.
Alternatively, why not request our two 30-page life coaching ebooks. These aim to answer all your questions about life coaching, and training with New Insights to become a certified life coach.