Exploring career mentoring and coaching
Exploring career mentoring and coaching

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Exploring career mentoring and coaching

Week 8: What next?


Welcome to Week 8, the final week of the course.

Last week, you looked at some key coaching approaches and techniques, finding the right coach for you and how you might become a coach yourself.

This week will help you to reflect on what you’ve learned throughout the course and make some decisions about your next steps.

Now watch the following video to introduce the week.

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In the final week of this course, you'll pause to reflect on what you've learned and make some decisions about how to move forward. Do you want to find a mentor or a coach, or are you interested in becoming one yourself? You'll set yourself some SMART goals, which must be Specific, Measurable, Agreed, Realistic, and Time-bound. And you'll create an action plan to take them forward. To help you research your options further, you'll explore useful resources for both mentoring and coaching. And finally, you'll take a look into the future, imagining what mentoring or coaching might become. You'll spend some time considering the value of virtual mentors and identifying who could be a virtual mentor for you. Congratulations on reaching the end of this course, and good luck with your next steps.
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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • evaluate how coaching and mentoring can support your career development
  • identify your next steps and set SMART goals
  • describe possible scenarios for the future of coaching or mentoring.

You’ll start by reflecting on what you’ve learned.


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