A collaborative endeavour between a coach and a client (an individual or group) for the purpose of enhancing the life experience, skills, performance, capacities or well-being of the client. This is achieved through the systematic application of theory and practice to facilitate the attainment of the coachee's goals in the coachee's context.
Coaching services provided to executives and line managers for the purpose of improving skills, performance or work-related professional and personal development.
Coaching aimed at enhancing a coachee's ability to meet current and future challenges more effectively via the development of increasingly complex understanding of the self, others and the systems in which the coachee is involved.
Explores deeper than simply skills and experience, career coaching looks at motivations, dreams and personality. It completes the picture of where the development needs are for career longevity and to remain relevant in the changing workplace. It sets clear, realistic goals to move forward to find career fulfilment.
Mentoring is a great option if you are looking to learn from relevant experience. The customised mentoring program is best suited for senior executive roles (for example, national general managers) because of similar and successfully held roles at IBM Australia and Telstra. I have also been a CEO myself and for four years I facilitated a monthly CEO Group (ILG) in Sydney.
In terms of mentoring in the workplace industry experience, most has been gained in design-and-construct and operate-and-maintain services in IT, telecommunications, resources (oil and gas), aeronautics (acquisition and operate-and-maintain), transport infrastructure (rail, roads, tunnels and bridges), automotive, state government services and the aged care sectors.