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Mentoring, Coaching, and the Space Between

A recent conversation with a young first-time CEO about executive coaching made me realize that there is still a lot of confusion out there about what coaching is and isn’t. As the leader was trying to answer my question, “What are you hoping coaching will provide you?” His response prompted me to say, “Oh, you’re looking for a mentor.” He replied, “What’s the difference?” What is a Mentor? A mentor is a trusted advisor who shares advice and expertise with someone with less experience in a particular area. The mentor and mentee share a similar journey; one is farther down