Although there are some differences between Mentoring and Coaching, Tanya’s style with the client encompasses both.
Mentoring is the commitment of a trusted guide or adviser to influence and train another in an area of personal growth.
A coach typically has extensive training/equipping/and experience to help others accomplish a desired goal or realize a lifelong dream. A coach typically has discernment regarding people, godly wisdom, and a passion to encourage others to be all that God intended for them to be.
Is Mentoring Similar to Counseling?
Mentoring/Coaching is not counseling! Counseling focuses on what is broken in an effort to fix it. This makes change come because of a crisis. Coaching centers on what is right, what works, and what the client can become. Christian Mentors/Coaches show clients how they are part of Gods plan- and help them get to their piece of the puzzle.
The Benefits of Having a Mentor/Coach
- promotes genuine growth and change
- provides a model to follow
- helps you reach your goals more efficiently
- coaches you to become all that God intended for you to become
- can help bridge the gap between a painful past and a promise-filled
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17