About Lis Merrick

Lis Merrick is Managing Director of Coach Mentoring Limited, the ISMCP Accreditation Chair (European Mentoring and Coaching Council International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes), a Visiting Fellow of the Coaching and Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Business School and she was the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) UK President from 2015 to 2018.

Use mentoring to positively impact climate change!

Mentoring for climate changeOrganisations can use mentoring to step-up and take the lead on climate change now, rather than wait for governments to impose regulations, which will be too late! The biophysical underpinnings of our world are all threatened by accelerating climate change and the speed and scale of sustainability efforts have been inadequate to date.

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Mentoring. A nice chat, or a conversation with a purpose?

Conversation with a purposeWhen I ask people to describe their current mentoring relationship, or a past mentoring experience, I find it fascinating how much the depth of these mentoring relationships can vary. So let’s explore the diversity of learning richness that can occur in mentoring relationships and whether mentoring is just a nice chat, or a conversation with a purpose?

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Free webinars — How to have more effective mentoring relationships

Free lunchtime webinars — effective mentoring relationshipsHappy New Year, we hope that 2022 is healthy and fulfilling for you all! Every year Coach Mentoring Ltd. briefs many hundreds of mentors and mentees in how to get the best out of their mentoring relationships. Join Lis Merrick for some free bite-size sessions to help you optimise your own mentoring skills and knowledge. It’s a great way to sample a taste of what we might offer your organisation’s mentors and mentees! Continue reading


9th International ‘Days of Mentoring’ featuring three masterclasses

Days of mentoringOrganised by Youth Business International, this is the 9th International Days of Mentoring event held virtually across three days. This year’s mentoring days are open to more than 50 countries and held in English and Russian with simultaneous translation. Focussing on mentoring in entrepreneurship, each day features a mentoring masterclass from mentoring experts Bob Garvey, Auriel Majumdar and Lis Merrick.

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Setting direction in a mentoring relationship

Setting DirectionIt is really critical to have clear focus in a mentoring relationship. Otherwise, it will simply turn into a series of nice conversations, with no real learning or development. In developmental mentoring, setting direction is the mentee’s responsibility with the support and encouragement of their mentor. Generally, mentees have an idea of what they would like to work on, but the mentor needs to provide support to develop this further. Continue reading


Are you using Group Coaching in your organisation?

As a learning intervention, well coached groups can make a terrific impact on reducing knowledge silos, creating motivation across existing established teams and generating innovative, realistic solutions to business problems and organisational challenges. Plus in these complex and rapidly changing times, group coaching enables effective change and transition management.

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Help children roll the dice on climate change

Climate Change DiceOne of our recent well-being webinars (How to be an Eco-Warrior) introduced us to a new climate change friend. Pendar Vatanian, a certified Environmental Management Systems Auditor, created a #ClimateDice game after working with schools for a decade. He hopes to boost children’s imaginations and help them to re-imagine an alternative positive future. Like us, Pendar is a firm believer in the positive power of the imagination, in business as well as education.

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