DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COACH AND MENTOR:

  • For a coach, a task that is assigned to him is important. Coaching is always on concrete issues and concerning coach, he is job-focused and performance oriented.

And mentor actually focuses on mentee individually. The mentoring interaction transcends broadly into general work life.

  • Coach accompanies a particular plan. He splits the task into sub tasks & then looks at diverse approaches to gain from.

Mentor is a facilitator with no specific agenda as it is set by mentee. He doesn’t have specific performance objectives.

  • Coach is impartial and totally centered around performance while mentor can be biased in your favor.
  • Coach plans the entire process in organized way and meetings are set up on regular basis. But a mentor is informal and meetings can be held at whatever point a mentee needs some guidance or support.