Manager vs. Coach vs. Mentor


No. of mini-lessons3

ResourcesDevelopment Plan

Duration 10'

No. of mini-lessons 3

Resources Development Plan

Course overview

The terms manager, coach, and mentor are often used interchangeably. But as you probably know all too well, managers tend to be really busy. Developing team members is important for organizations, but it’s just one of many responsibilities that managers hold. Luckily coaches and mentors can also help to develop employees in distinctly different ways.  

Developing existing employees is crucial. It leads to increased performance and improves the likelihood of retaining talented individuals by preparing them for progression. Understanding the difference between managing, coaching, and mentoring employees will help you to ensure they get the development they need and deserve.

What's covered

The difference between managing, coaching, and mentoring employees

How a “connector” style of management can help to put team members in touch with suitable coaches and mentors

When management, coaching, or mentorship are the most appropriate for employees

Why your teams need this course

Managers and business leaders can benefit from understanding the difference between managing, coaching, and mentoring employees. Ensuring the right support is offered to employees will benefit them, their team, and the organization as a whole. This course will help you see the benefits and distinct expertise that the roles of manager, mentor, and coach have to offer.