There are many similarities between coaching and mentoring practices as listed below

There are many similarities between coaching and mentoring practices as listed below;
• Both require a confidential environment to be established and maintained throughout the interactions and outside of the interaction.
• For both practices this is achieved through contracting at the start of the coaching or mentoring and maintaining trust.
• Also established when contracting are the professional boundaries and framework that will be worked within although the role of each differs.
• Coaching and mentoring are practices that support the individual to improve in a working environment, however may also be used for personal development too.
• Questioning and listening skills are required in both practices
• Being supportive and non-are important factors of both practices