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.

Human Resources Training, workplace Mentoring

Establishing the Mentor – Mentee Relationship in your Organization


A 60-minute webinar is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources industry, on March 11 on the topic, “Establishing the Mentor – Mentee Relationship in your Organization”. Lynn Ware, CEO and President, Integral Talent Systems, Inc., will be the speaker at this webinar.

Please log on to  http://bit.ly/2Eh1tfE to enroll for this webinar. This training program 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).


Mentorship programs are of vital importance in an organization’s succession planning and career development efforts. It is thus crucial for any organization to know that it is doing the right things in fostering successful mentor-mentee relationships among its staff. It needs to put matrices in place to measure the effectiveness of its mentorship program.

The purpose of this webinar is to describe the value of mentoring to an organization’s career development efforts. Dr. Ware will explain the business case for implementing a mentorship program within the organization and offer participants the tools and tips that go on to make mentorship initiatives successful.

At this webinar, Dr. Ware will equip participants with the tools and tips necessary for:

  • Establishing the business case for mentorship programs
  • Mentor matching
  • Understanding the role of the mentor
  • Understanding the role of the mentee
  • How to establish a lasting and effective relationship.

In this session that is of high value to HR professionals and senior managers, Dr. Ware will cover the following areas:

  • The Business Case for Mentorship
  • Role Clarification
    • Defining Mentoring
    • Identifying Role of a Mentor vs. Manager for Development at Eisenmann
  • Mentor Matching
    • Deciding how Mentors should get a Assigned (or if they should)
    • Identifying who should Become Mentors and Why
  • Tools and Tips for
    • Mentorship Conversations
    • Maintaining the Relationship


About the speaker:

Dr. Lynn B. Ware is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and thought leader who has practiced for over thirty years in the talent management field. She has designed, developed and implemented career development systems in partnership with several Best Place to Work organizations such as Google and Scripps Medical Center.

Dr. Ware has experience designing, implementing and measuring a wide variety of integrated talent management solutions in the consumer products, energy, financial services, health care, technology, manufacturing and retail industries. She is frequently quoted on trends in talent management in numerous publications such as the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Harvard Business Review, and Computer World magazine, and has been featured several times on CNN as a global talent management expert.