Coaching And Mentoring

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Although the study material and lecturer’s presentation could at best be described as out of sync; one not linking up to the other I attempted to prove my new knowledge through completing this paper and I hope it is well received by the reader. I understand coaching and mentoring to be a new knowledge built on old practices; the first mention of mentoring comes from Greek methodology in the story of Odysseus. Telemachus the son of King Odysseus was accompanied by Mentor to overcome various adversities. Mentor is a constant companion and support to Telemachus. With the guidance of Mentor Telemachus develops from a ty\mid youth to self-confident resourceful man. Mentoring also has origins in master-apprentice relationships that was central…show more content…
I went to the process of discovering this by asking questions, examining and seeking to answer those questions. By way of theory and reality or even perceived reality. Questions such as whether coaching and mentoring is a career necessity and why. How to plan for the coaching and mentoring session? Methods into developing a coaching and mentoring session and the credibility of coaching and mentoring in an organizational culture. In my attempt to answer these questions I had to linked what I have learned in this module with case studies and observations from other sources such as journals, text books and…show more content…
Sir John Whitmore describes coaching as unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them”. Mentoring Regenesys, Master Of Business, Administration Mentoring and Coaching Study Guide, (2016:14) explains Hall and Duval (2003:17) definition of mentoring as the involvement of someone (the mentor) who has particular skills, knowledge, or experience and a protégé to whom the mentor transfers the knowledge and skills. David Clutterbuck defines a mentor as a more experienced individual willing to share knowledge with someone less experienced in a relationship of mutual trust. The business dictionary defines mentoring as an Employee training system under which a senior or more experienced individual (the mentor) is assigned to act as an advisor, counsellor, or guide to a junior or trainee. The mentor is responsible for providing support to, and feedback on, the individual in his or her
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