During this session Debra will provide some insights into the differences between coaching and mentoring. As a qualified coach and the Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety’s (AIHS) Mentoring Program, she has been exploring these differences for some time. Both are valid, and done well, both add a great deal of value to the development of those people we are influencing in the work place.
A key skill is being able to bring awareness to what kind of conversation is best in which situation. Debra will offer some hints and tips as to what to listen for that will indicate the type of conversation required in a given situation.
Debra has been providing coaching and facilitation for individuals and organisations for over 20 years. Her approach has been described as fluid and insightful. She has the capacity to hear what has not been said, and offer insights that a person has not been able to see for themselves.
Debra truly believes in the capacity of the people she coaches and trains to bring awareness to the habits of behaviour that are holding them back and make different choices. She recently authored a book aimed at informing people about effective coaching conversations and is called upon by a number of organisations to coach and train their senior leadership team.
Debra is a member of the AIHS College of Fellows and Chairs the Mentoring Committee. She holds a Grad. Dip. in OHS Management, a Grad. Dip. in Business Management and a Degree in Social Work. She is a certified Master NLP Practitioner. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety and is the Chairperson of the AIHS’s College of Fellows mentoring program.