employee engagement, Human Resources Training

Difference Between Mentor Coach and Manager in Motivating Employees to High Performance


Executives, Leaders, Managers, HR, and those in Operations, Marketing, Engineering, Accounting and other technical departments often tend to think of coaching and mentoring as being one and the same. These personnel are often confused about the nature of these two, which are not the same as each other.

Many employees need to be coached, while some other need to be mentored. It is necessary for managers to not only understand the difference between the two, but to also know how to apply these two approaches and effectively use each style to improve employee engagement. Understanding the two in their entirety is the basis for managers who want to retain employees and increase what is called their “social capital” and reputation as leaders and managers.

Managers that work effectively and make a difference to the organization and the people around them rely upon many skills and draw from them to lead their teams. For managers to become effective and successful, it is important to know when to use mentoring and when to use coaching to improve employee engagement and give constructive feedback.

A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, will explain this crucial difference and how to apply which of these under which situation. Valerie Pelan, President of Integrated Focus, will be the expert at this webinar.

Please visit https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/difference-between-mentor-coach-and-manager-in-motivating-employees-to-high-performance–702482LIVE to register for this valuable learning.

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.


The aim of this webinar is to help managers understand how to give constructive feedback, which when done, leads to a “win-win” situation for their direct reports and improves business results by motivating and engagement employees.

At this webinar, Valerie will cover the following areas:

  • Definition of Employee Engagement and a “Motivating Job” are explained
  • Definition of Constructive Feedback and Motivation
  • The Definition and Difference Between a Mentor and a Coach
  • The Role of Manager
  • Situational Examples are Provided to Reinforce how to use the two different skill sets. The choice of the skill set depends on the Situation and Employee that will benefit from the use of one of the Styles
  • Two examples and Learn when to use Coaching and when to use Mentoring to be Effective
  • The end results are to initiate a Positive Learning Situation and create Accountability in the Employee


About the expert: Valerie was featured in Jan. 2009 Dallas Business Journal. In the more than ten years for which has been consulting and providing Executive coaching, Valerie has been combing her business experience working in Fortune 100 companies and her experience as an entrepreneur.

As President of Integrated Focus, she provides leadership coaching to leaders and high potentials. Her areas of expertise are executive presence, career transitioning and leading change. She works with the owners and executive teams in mid-sized companies providing Strategic Planning and communication skills.

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