‘Mentoring involves primarily encouragement, listening with
empathy, sharing experience and developing insight while acting as a sounding
For some years NZIM Southern has assisted individual managers
with specific challenges they face in their jobs and careers.
We have a small team of highly skilled senior executives who volunteer
their time to share their wisdom and experience.
Recipients find the opportunity to get an impartial view from a
senior executive invaluable in dealing with challenges or problems.
This service is available to individual and corporate members.
Mentoring has been in use for a number of years and many have found
the exercise very helpful in clarifying the direction their personal
development should take.
Others have identified individual strengths and weaknesses,
related these to their work situations and arranged
some very positive discussion meetings with their seniors, resulting
in positive career
advancement and a happier workplace environment.
There is still some confusion relating to the roles of Mentoring, Coaching,
and Consulting but in principle these are the key differences: