Making Learning Stick: The Power of Coaching and Mentoring

Recognising the Forgetting Curve:

Any learning process is multifaceted, and the retention of new skills diminishes over time without reinforcement. The Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve highlights the rapid loss of information without active review.

Training vs. Reinforcement:

Why Learning Fades:

Learning something new is like filling a bucket with water, but over time, it leaks out. Without a way to refill it, the knowledge can vanish quickly.

Training Alone Isn’t Enough:

Imagine learning to ride a bike but never riding it again. The initial lessons help, but without practice, the skills can fade away.

How Coaching and Mentoring Help:

  1. Reminder Boost:
    • Think of coaches and mentors as friendly reminders. They help you remember what you’ve learned by revisiting key ideas regularly.
  2. Real-World Practice:
    • Coaches and mentors guide you to use what you’ve learned in real situations. It’s like riding that bike on different paths to get better at it.
  3. Fixing Mistakes:
    • Everyone makes mistakes. Coaches and mentors are like helpful guides who point out what went wrong and how to make it right.
  4. Keep Going, You Can Do It!:
    • Learning can be hard. Coaches and mentors help you to stay motivated and not give up when things get difficult.
  5. Adapting to Changes:
    • As things change around you, coaches and mentors help you adjust your skills to fit the new situations. It’s like upgrading your bike for different tracks and courses.

Beating the Forgetfulness:

With coaching and mentoring, it’s like having a steady flow of water to keep your learning bucket full. They make sure what you’ve learned stays with you and keeps getting better.

Why It Matters for Businesses:

For businesses,  helping employees learn by adding coaching and mentoring to training is like giving them the tools to make learning last. It’s not just about knowing; it’s about using what you know and getting even better at it.

t: +44 (0) 1529 413476    e:   m: 07770 648544Paul Clayton, Healdi

About the Author – Paul Clayton FISM 

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