Benefits of mentoring and coaching
The benefits of these programs are mainly skewed toward the learners who grow both personally and professionally, and acquire broader thinking and new technical, interpersonal or leadership skills through a one-to-one learning experience.
However, mentors and coaches also learn from the process by having their thinking provoked and ideas challenged as would normally happen in a teaching role. The process increases work motivation and renews energy in routine-weary professionals that have already achieved much. Training a young beginner also provides a different perspective and better understanding of current ideas and trends.
When mentoring or coaching take place with trainers and trainees from the same organization, they deliver a powerful learning solution for the organization with all the above benefits combined.