The Coaching & Mentoring Network website is a free online information resource dedicated to the broad field of coaching and mentoring. Subscribers can join the coach and mentor referral service to promote their services as a coach and to find like minded colleagues for peer consulting, supervision and networking.


Both coaching and mentoring are processes that enable clients to achieve their full potential. Executive, business, performance and skills coaching and mentoring can assist in the development of the individual and the organisation.

Coaching and mentoring share many similarities whether the services are offered in a paid (professional) or unpaid (philanthropic) role:

  • Mentoring, particularly in its traditional sense, enables an individual to follow in the path of an older and wiser colleague who can pass on knowledge, experience and open doors to otherwise out-of-reach opportunities.
  • Coaching on the other hand is not generally performed on the basis that the coach has direct experience of their client’s formal occupational role unless the coaching is specific and skills focused.

The common thread uniting all types of coaching & mentoring is that these services offer a vehicle for analysis, reflection and action that ultimately enable the client to achieve success in one more areas of their life or work.