A guiding hand: “If you had told me when I started this role 18 months ago, that I would be confidently doing what I am doing now in a year or so’s time, I wouldn’t have believed you. I did not think I had the necessary capability. Thank you for believing in me and supporting me, from the person I was then, to the one I am now”.
During 2022, the WWF global mentoring programme saw an increasing number of staff joining the programme from Africa, Asia and South/Middle America. 60% of mentees and nearly 30% of mentors came from the Global South. Regardless of location, mentees say that mentoring assisted them with work-related challenges, built skills on the job and made them more confident. Mentors were motivated by the programme and found it developed their leadership skills.
When 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?
I am still glowing with pride that I ran the London Marathon last week. Yes, I was very slow — 5 hours and 8 minutes to be precise! However, it is 19 years since I last ran a marathon, I am over 60 and have had three major operations since 2019, so I am actually thrilled with my result.
Continuing the fun that Lis and some of our loyal mentor community have enjoyed with our recent series of CPD sessions, we would like to invite you to more mentor development learning sessions on the following topics over the next few months.
We are having enormous fun with our 2022 lunch-time webinar series. Next up are sessions to enhance mentors’ skills when mentoring a woman.
We are delivering these particular topics in recognition of International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2022.
Happy 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
Join three virtual sessions of group supervision in early 2022. Ideal if you’re a coach or a mentor wanting to share your experiences and learn from others. Your expert supervisor will guide the group and hold the space, so that you feel comfortable to express yourself, reflect on your relationships and learn more skills. Supervision is a crucial part of your practice with educative, quality control and ethical check-in qualities.
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