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Coaching & Mentoring

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Coaching and mentoring can be effective approaches to developing people and help them achieve their full potential. Coaching and mentoring are development approaches based on the use of one-to-one conversations to enhance a person’s skills, knowledge or work performance.

In Cardiff and Vale UHB we use both to enhance the skills, knowledge and performance of our staff around specific skills and goals.



Coaching involves the belief that the individual has
the answers to their own problems within them. 
The coach is not a subject expert, but rather is focused on helping the individual to unlock their own potential and help them be the best that they can be.

Mentoring in the workplace tends to describe a relationship in which a more experienced colleague shares their greater knowledge to support the development of an inexperienced member of staff.
Coaching aims to produce optimal performance and improvement at work. It focuses on specific skills and goals, although
it may also have an impact on an individual’s personal attributes such as social interaction or confidence. Formal coaching typically lasts for a defined period of time but many managers use coaching questions as part of their on-going management style.
It calls on the skills of questioning, listening, clarifying and reframing that are also associated with coaching.  

A coach is not necessarily a designated individual: anyone can take a coaching approach with others, whether peers, subordinates or superiors.

The mentor is a guide who helps someone to learn or develop faster than they might do alone.
Learn more about Coaching
Learn more about Mentoring


The Different Styles of Teaching

Learning Method





The Question




The Focus

The present

The future

The past


Improving skills

Developing & committing to learning goals

Overcoming psychological barriers


Raising competence

Opening horizons

Building Self-understanding

For more information on Coaching and Mentoring, view the pages link above. If you would like further reading, please visit the CIPD 

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