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Mentoring Vs Coaching Options Conversations in the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales




On the 2nd March, 2021, the Teachers’ Guild of NSW was pleased to invite Denise Archie HFTGN, founder and joint owner and CEO of both Coaching College and the Australasian Centre for Work Education (RTO #40857), to join us for an evening of professional discussion and goalsetting as we considered the difference between and the inclusion of mentoring and coaching in the education sector. The evening began at 6pm with light refreshments, held at the Concord Golf Club. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF NEW SOUTH WALES Presented Mentoring Vs Coaching Options Conversations in the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales Denise, who herself is a passionate educator from the classroom to the boardroom, used the OPTIONS™ model to show just how easy it can be to establish a mentoring program grounded in evidence-based Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Her approach to mentoring and coaching aims to see the value in, and build rapport between, mentors and mentorees in order to achieve personal outcomes and professional growth.



There are many definitions of ‘Mentors’. One of the briefest is found in Webster’s Universal Dictionary, which defines a Mentor as a ‘Counsellor, wise and prudent adviser’. The protective aspect of the role of Mentoring has given rise to the use of the word ‘protégé’ from the French verb, protégé, to protect, for the one who receives Mentoring support. However, many modern organisations prefer to use terms such as ‘Mentee’ or ‘Mentoree’. Coaching involves holding the space for ‘possibility thinking’ for their clients and