Webinar Difference Between Mentor and Coach in Motivating Employees Presented by Valerie Pelan

01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM CDT Duration 60 Minute

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Learn the different skills to mentor, coach, and manage employees.


Effective leaders and managers draw upon many skills.  The key is to know when to mentor or when to coach to create a “win-win” situation for their direct reports.

Coaching and mentoring are often confused. Understanding the difference between the two approaches and how to effectively use each style to improve employee engagement is key for managers who want to retain employees and increase their “social capital” and reputation as leaders and managers.

Areas Covered

Presentation covers:

•        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
•        Example of mentoring and coaching and learn the difference of the two and when to use them effectively
•        The end results are to initiate a positive learning situation and create accountability in the employee.

Who will Benefit

•        Executives
•        Leaders
•        Managers
•        HR 
•        Operations
•        Marketing
•        Engineering, Accounting and other technical departments.

Industries who can attend

This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the All industries and companies.

Speaker Profile

Valerie Pelan, MBA, PCC

Valerie is an experienced leadership coach. Her clients agree she provides a strategic perspective to refine their Executive Presence and team leadership. Her clients like her business background in Fortune 100 companies, her MBA in Economics, and her current experience as entrepreneur and business owner.
Her clients represent a variety of industries, non-profits and government. She has been coaching leaders for 14 years and consults on talent and leadership development, assessment tools, and leadership skills. Her coaching specialty areas:
•        Executive Presence
•        Organizational effectiveness
•        Strategic Thinking
•        Strategic Communication
•        Assertive Communication Models for Women
Valerie is an Executive MBA coach at University of Texas Dallas Niveen Jindal Graduate School of Management for 11 years. She was featured in Choice Magazine (coaching industry publication) in the September 2016 issue for her article on “Generational Similarities 
She has 20+ years of leadership experience at ATT and EDS in product management, financial analysis, economic analysis, and regulatory affairs. This business experience along with her entrepreneurial success mirrors the competitive and global market of her clients. She is certified by the global coaching standards organization, ICF, at PCC level; and is certified in over 10 assessments and 360s to work in various organizational cultures.

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