What’s the Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring?
According to iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) which is the standard WBC follows and the training that each of our coaches has followed:
- Mentoring can be likened to serving as a wise role model. While mentoring may include
advising, counseling, and coaching, it’s usually about helping the mentee to emulate the
mentor’s own success. A mentor is often chosen because they have traveled the road
the mentee wishes to follow.
- A coach on the other hand empowers clients to find their own path. A coach can
certainly have valuable experience and insight in the client’s field. However, a coach’s
value lies not in their technical expertise but in the ability to help a client draw from
their own experience and wisdom as they move ahead.
A mentor says, “Follow me.”
A coach reveals where the client stands on the map and asks,
“Where shall we go next?”
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Area of Focus | Success Strategies
Nicole B-Z brings business expertise to creatives, and creative expertise to business. With a silly number of degrees, including an MBA, 20 years experience leading in the creative industries, and a COO title under her belt, business coaching was a natural evolution. In these roles, BZ spent every minute of her working life understanding the needs of the creative, monetizing the creative process, and specializing in success strategies. Since 2003, she founded, invested in, or directed over 35 businesses, currently owns 3 active enterprises, and continues to “nerd-out” on books, meditation, movement, and the mountains (she also loves alliteration).
Area of Focus | Transition & Growth
Area of Focus | Leadership & Authenticity
As a Leadership Coach, I invite you to step into your power, to lead with authenticity and strength. I challenge you to press into your goals and past your fears. I partner with you to set clear outcomes, capitalize on your strengths, stay laser-focused and achieve the results you really desire in your career, relationships and life.
“Great success and living a life you love doesn’t happen by accident.
You have to be intentional about it. A coach can help you build a vision for the future you intend to have, and support you in creating the plans to get there.”