As a pioneer into new forms of learning, Michelle helped found the field of professional coaching in Australia in 1997 and became a leading voice forging developmental and transformational coaching worldwide. She has co-authored two international handbooks on coaching, is featured in 20+ books and sought out by media as a leading voice in the field. She has coached thousands of individuals locally and internationally. Having developed coaching psychology models used by professional coaches globally, Michelle's coaching methodologies and training programs have certified executive, business and personal coaches in more than 60 countries.
First, decide if you need actually need or want a mentor. Many use the terms mentoring and coaching synonymously but they are actually very different support systems—each powerful in their own right. A mentor is an expert in a domain or field you want to get awesome at and help you fast track your success and avoid pitfalls. They will give you their advice and help guide you. On the other hand, a coach is an expert in helping you realize your unique ideas and abilities and helps you hone your own expertise. There is a role for both but important to know when you are actually looking for guidance mentoring versus powerhouse questions coaching that invite you to come up with new personal insights and actions.14 August 2021