Coaching and mentoring: boosting human talent

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Coaching and mentoring help us grow as professionals and achieve our goals with the help of someone to guide us and accompany us through a learning process. In fact, companies that use these tools to manage human talent are the most highly regarded by workers.


We are rarely aware of our true potential, which is why a lot of our talent goes to waste. We put limits on ourselves that only exist in our imaginations, and we forget or are unaware of the extraordinary strengths and resources we can use to grow professionally. Business tools like coaching and mentoring show us how to overcome psychological barriers and harness our latent abilities.

The effectiveness of these two disciplines lies in personalised talent management. Both coaching and mentoring boost individual skills and work on employees' motivation for the group to function better. This philosophy has taken hold in companies and more and more human resources departments are providing personalised talent management.

Reasons to train talent.#RRSSReasons to train talent.

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1. Expectations are not being reached

When the company is far from achieving the goals it has set out.

2. Changes to the organisational structure

When significant structural or organisational changes are going to be made.

3. Lack of talent

When there are specific deficits within the company, limiting results.

4. Toxic environments

When there are people on the team who have a negative impact on relationships in the company.

5. Lack of leadership

When a leader is unable to get the best out of every member of the team.

6. Lack of motivation

When there is a lack of motivation or creativity among employees.

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Differences between coaching and mentoring.#RRSSDifferences between coaching and mentoring.

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Usually, a coach is external and a mentor belongs to the company, as the latter needs to provide their experience and knowledge. In both cases, the results depend on the trainer, which is why it is advisable to have the support of the company's human resources department. We currently have mentoring programmes to train mentors within the organisation.

After mentors have been trained, mentees are chosen, giving priority to those who show the greatest potential and those in strategic teams. From there, ideally the process would be progressively extended to the whole organisation to include as many employees as possible.

If companies make training part of their corporate version, there would be big advances in the quality of talent management. Coaching and mentoring help employees to reduce stress, believe in themselves more and become more loyal, creative and generous when it comes to their work and sharing knowledge and experience.

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