10Mentoring: The Key to Life Planning


Ken Blanchard and Claire Díaz-Ortiz

When people look back on their lives and the successes they’ve had, almost without exception they talk about the people along the way who’ve guided their journey. That’s because successful people do not reach their goals alone. Behind even the most independent achiever is a person or group of people who helped that person succeed.

Like coaching, mentoring is a one-to-one process. But the relationship between an individual and a coach has specific objectives and goals focused on developing potential, improving relationships, and enhancing performance. Mentoring, on the other hand, has big-picture objectives and goals. As the subtitle of this chapter suggests, mentoring ...

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