Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching? Mentoring?

What do you need? What is the difference between them? Why are there 2 things when it seems like they do the same?

Well, there is quite a substantial difference. Let’s start with the definitions expressed by the Cambridge Dictionary[1]:


(noun) the job or activity of providing training for people or helping to prepare them for something


(noun) the activity of supporting and advising someone with less experience to help them develop in their work

Here is a visual map of the differences between the two notions that should help you decide what best suits you.

Coaching vs Mentoring_CristinaMuehl

If you still are in doubt of what best suits you, get in touch and we work it out together!


My focus is on working with audit and compliance professionals. This does not exclude other professions, as coaching tools and techniques can be applied to any field.

Book a free session and let's discover if we can work together!


In my pursuit of helping young professionals and giving back to the profession, I’m currently involved in 2 mentoring programs:
  • Registered Mentor for BSc in Applied Accounting offered by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Oxford Brookes University (OBU). You can read more about it on
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Mentoring Program directed at ACFE members development. You can read more about the program on the ACFE dedicated page.

Reach out and let’s start working on your development!


[1] accessed on 28 February 2019