Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a coach or a mentor, and what's the difference?

In my practice, I integrate, harmonise and flow between coaching and mentoring to best support my clients diverse needs. 

The best way to describe how I see the relationship between coaching and mentoring is that mentoring is a broader container for coaching. 

Mentoring guides your overall development as a person and as a leader by providing a meta perspective to what you are working on . You draw on my experience as someone who has worked on the same challenges and I provide perspectives and insights from my experience that you can reflect on and apply as relevant.

And within mentoring, we work on your individual goals and challenges in the now as they arise through coaching. 

it is flexible, for sometimes you may bring a question or challenge that sounds like it is just an "in the now" thing and we unpack it via coaching to realise that it has deeper and broader roots and implications that now need shifting gears to reflecting on a broader scale, taking the bird's eye view.

both coaching and mentoring have invaluable merits as guiding styles, and I think realistically, mentoring never happens without coaching, and good coaching is never without mentoring. They should really be summed up as different modes of professional guidance and support. 

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Do I need to also be working with a therapist at the same time while working with you?
I have no experience working with a coach. How can I start working with you?
I'm used to working with coaches ad hoc. Why do you require a three- or six-month commitment for mentoring?
What's the difference between your coaching and mentoring sessions?
What does it mean to be collaborative in coaching and mentoring?
I can't afford sessions. Do you offer concession, sliding scale or other alternatives?
I don't really know what I want to work on specifically but I really feel called to this theme of integrity and humanity. How do I start?
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