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Where Coaching or Mentoring is particularly useful

Coaching or mentoring can be a valuable experience at many points in a career, helping someone to:

  • learn by reflecting on their experience
  • develop their confidence and skills
  • improve difficult relationships
  • tackle performance challenges
  • plan their career

Situations where mentoring can be especially useful:

  • to help someone who has recently joined from outside – or who has taken on a significantly different role – to find their feet in their new situation
  • to develop someone who is technically very capable but struggling to build productive working relationships or to influence effectively
  • to develop young managers who are seen as having the potential to go far within an organisation
  • to help someone to break through real or perceived glass ceilings