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Coaching and Mentoring at Warwick


What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a developmental relationship in which the mentor draws on their experience and expertise to advise, support and guide the mentee. Mentoring at Warwick enables our leaders and managers to receive focused developmental support outside of their line management relationship.

How might mentoring benefit me?

Warwick leaders and managers can be a mentor, mentee or both.

If you’d like to be a mentor, you’ll benefit from developing your own leadership skills, sharing your experience and supporting others to achieve their goals, build confidence and solve problems. You can sign-up to be a mentor to both our internal and external mentoring schemes.

If you’d like to be a mentee, mentoring can help you build your leadership skills at a faster pace than by using other forms of development alone. It can support self-confidence, self-awareness, exposure to new ideas, increased ability for self-reflection, rapid learning from others’ experiences and greater empowerment.

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What is Coaching?

Coaching is a confidential, structured conversation with a qualified coach. Its purpose is to improve a person’s performance at work by helping them to develop self-awareness, confidence, impact and to identify solutions to challenges. Coaching can be helpful in a number of development needs, such as:

• Improving leadership skills.

• Improving interpersonal skills.

• Working through a challenge.

• Managing change.

• Helping someone to reach their potential.

Coaching is different to mentoring or training as your coach will not provide advice and guidance.

Take a look at this Mind Tools Link which explains the differences between Coaching & Mentoring