Dorian3d Ltd | updated 2020

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Executive coaching and mentoring What is the difference between coaching and mentoring? In my experience, the professional definitions of coaching and mentoring do not always provides a helpful framework for working effectively with a client. However, the context which motivates an individual to seek out a coach or mentor is important and can be expected to influence the pace, approach and length of this important relationship. This context typically falls into one of four broad scenarios… or, occassionally, combinations of more than one of the four scenarios.
PERSONAL GROWTH Ambition to enhance your impact or performance in your current role, or targeting a specific area of personal development TIME OF PRESSURE Experiencing a period of significant pressure, due to; workload or relationship issues and/ or being judged to be  under-performing in your current role NEW ROLE Rising to the challenge of a new role or promotion, typically where you have been appointed on the basis of your “potential” CAREER CHANGE Feeling restless in your current career, wanting to explore or plan for a change, or wanting to develop a framework to help reach a decision
My experience Twenty years ago I was approached by a professional coach with whom I had worked as a client some years before. She asked me if I would be willing to informally mentor a finance director who wanted to work through some professional challenges. Having agreed to this request, I found that over the following ten years I was approached by colleagues in other health organsations many times and asked to mentor and coach members of their senior team, including doctors, nurses and executive directors. Since retiring from paid employment in 2011 to set up Dorian3d, I have worked formally as a coach and mentor providing support to a number of senior executives in the NHS, in government and in the private sector, …spanning the four scenarios described above. A number of my past clients have asked to work with me on more than one occasion and have also referred colleagues or friends to me.
Dorian3d Ltd | updated 2020

Personal

support

Executive coaching and mentoring What is the difference between coaching and mentoring? In my experience, the professional definitions of coaching and mentoring do not always provides a helpful framework for working effectively with a client. However, the context which motivates an individual to seek out a coach or mentor is important and can be expected to influence the pace, approach and length of this important relationship. This context typically falls into one of four broad scenarios… or, occassionally, combinations of more than one of the four scenarios.
My experience Twenty years ago I was approached by a professional coach with whom I had worked as a client some years before. She asked me if I would be willing to informally mentor a finance director who wanted to work through some professional challenges. Having agreed to this request, I found that over the following ten years I was approached by colleagues in other health organsations many times and asked to mentor and coach members of their senior team, including doctors, nurses and executive directors. Since retiring from paid employment in 2011 to set up Dorian3d, I have worked formally as a coach and mentor providing support to a number of senior executives in the NHS, in government and in the private sector, …spanning the four scenarios described above. A number of my past clients have asked to work with me on more than one occasion and have also referred colleagues or friends to me.
Ambition to enhance your impact or performance in your current role, or targeting a specific area of personal development
PERSONAL GROWTH
TIME OF PRESSURE
NEW ROLE
CAREER CHANGE
Feeling restless in your current career, wanting to explore or plan for a change, or wanting to develop a framework to help reach a decision
Experiencing a period of significant pressure, due to; workload or relationship issues and/ or being judged to be under-performing in your current role
Rising to the challenge of a new role or promotion, typically where you have been appointed on the basis of your “potential”