History in the making

A historical analysis of the terms coaching and mentoring, explaining their origins and differences but noting significant areas of common ground Bob Garvey Mentor or coach? When it comes to defining terms, most practitioners have a clear idea of which one they are – and what it means to them. So why can’t they agree? Perhaps Socrates holds the answer, suggests Bob Garvey There is much debate about the meaning of the terms “mentoring” and “coaching”, and some writers attempt to position their own brand of coaching or mentoring by (inaccurately) criticising the other, as David Megginson and David Clutterbuck […]

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