What are the differences between mentoring and coaching? It's a common question and one I’m frequently asked and the conclusion I have reached is that there is little difference between them. "Mentoring is a process that supports and encourages learning to happen" (Parsloe & Wray, undated); "Mentoring is a structured, non­reporting learning relationship to enhance professional practice, personal knowledge and organisational development"(Hawken & Brown, The NZ Mentoring Centre, undated). "Coaching is a relationship in which a coach supports,

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According to research done by Deidre Graham and Amy Milner, Kissing Frogs Consulting Ltd, www.kissingfrogs.co.nz, only about 30% of our workforce are fully engaged in the workplace, leaving about two thirds of the workforce disengaged or actively disengaged. They say the disengaged are those who turn up, do their job but no more, and generally lack passion and interest in what they do. The actively disengaged are those who tend to complain endlessly,

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Have you ever reflected back on the best and worst experiences you've gone through and been able to see, sometimes after the events, how you have changed and grown and developed in some way, as a result? M. Scott Peck, in The Road Less Travelled, said "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments propelled by our discomfort,

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Recently, numbers of coaches and interested stakeholders from around the world met to discuss advancing coaching as a profession, at a Global convention on coaching in Dublin, Ireland. The outcome of the convention was "The Dublin Declaration" which reflected the passion and commitment of the group to work together as individuals and organizations to advance coaching as a profession. The International Coaching Federation has taken a leadership role in this, as they continue to work to advance the art,

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