Mentoring

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

Organizations are continuously faced with the challenge of retaining top talent. Establishing a mentoring program is one value-add that can extend the longevity – and loyalty – of employees. A mentoring program ensures a win-win-win: The mentee wins. The mentor wins. The organization wins. As I see it, there is no downside to hosting a...

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

Does mentoring really live up to the hype? Mentoring has been formalized into programs, policies and initiatives; repackaged as one of many silver bullets. While there are no silver bullets, mentoring really is crucial for individuals and organizations. It’s been put into place to deal with a multitude of issues, but it’s not new, it’s just...

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

One of the most frequent questions that I am asked as a coach is, “What is the difference between a coach and a mentor?” While the skills required are similar, and both are used as professional development tools, the structure and the outcome are quite different. Definitions The best place to start is a definition of coaching and mentoring. ...