Some time ago I was delivering a mentoring workshop for some senior managers in a very large financial services business. The training manager was taking part and at the first coffee break he came up to me and said “They say it’s going well, but it’s a bit slow!”. “Thank you for the feedback” I said and when we restarted the workshop, I mentioned “I have had some welcome feedback from your training manager. He tells me that it is going well, but it’s a bit slow!” “Yes, yes” said the managers. “Ok” I replied, “That’s good, but I don’t think it’s slow enough!” Continue reading
Are you an entrepreneur seeking to grow your business or a professional advisor seeking to refresh your business strategy and mentoring skills for growth-oriented start-ups? Leeds Beckett University is developing a certification for business mentors across Europe called MentorCert. This course is a collective learning experience that will condense three years of simulated strategic business growth into two days of learning!
Throughout 2018, 150 staff from across the globe have joined WWF’s mentoring programme, with people from Africa, Asia, Europe, the US and South America. In order to fulfil the demand from mentees, WWF took the innovative step of contacting 20 former employees to use them as Alumni Mentors.
In this engaging and experiential Coaching at Work Masterclass, Lis Merrick will consider how to design and develop a mentoring approach within an organisation. She will explore the different models, dynamics and uses of mentoring globally and the key steps to create a really robust and effective programme. Watch the introductory video.
Mentoring takes many different approaches. Walking Mentorship is an approach that harnesses the clarity of mind brought by walking in wonderful locations. In this guest blog, João Perre Viana Founder of Walking Mentorship, talks about what brought him to mentor whilst walking. He shows how to channel the resultant high flow of ideas and creative thinking. Continue reading
Our good friend David Clutterbuck has written an open letter on diversity in coaching (shown below). He discusses how AI systems tend to inherit existing biases in areas such as gender and race. The next phase of our evolution is likely to be driven by those who can successfully harness the benefits of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The major FAAMG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google) technology players are racing to entrench their assistant offerings as essential parts of our everyday lives. Continue reading
Once you have built your rapport and established your mentoring agreement, it is time for setting direction! This fast-paced 60 second video briefing highlights the key points mentors and mentees need to consider when setting direction in mentoring. Continue reading
Following the enthusiastic response to the Women in Aquaculture interview series in 2018, and the success of its inaugural Setting the gender agenda event at Aquaculture UK, The Fish Site has launched an innovative global pilot programme with Coach Mentoring Ltd’s support. It will offer professional mentoring to women and men in the industry. The majority of mentors are established female aquaculture professionals to enable female-led experience sharing, support networks and career advancement. Continue reading