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Which to Choose—A Coach or a Mentor?

Corporate training departments teach job skills to help employees become more effective and successful. Some skills, however, are best learned one-on-one - either from a coach or a mentor.

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Coaches work with people whose primary focus is change, while mentors work with people whose primary focus is career. A coach is usually external to an organization while a mentor is usually based internally. A coach is selected based on fit, and a mentor is selected based on the skills and knowledge needed b

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