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The Coach Mentoring team has developed and supported mentoring for many organisations on a global basis with our combination of consultancy and Products.

Alumni Mentors help WWF improve skills and strategic thinking Case Study

WWF Alumni MentoringFrom 2018-2022, 530 mentees and 450 mentors from across the globe (including the global south) have joined WWF’s mentoring programme. They were matched across thematic boundaries, across functions and across regions, with participants from Africa, Asia, Europe, the US and South America.

Following good experiences with Alumni mentors in pilot in 2016, to fulfil the demand from mentees, in 2018 WWF took the innovative step of contacting 20 former employees to use them as Alumni Mentors. Coach Mentoring Ltd continues to assist WWF in planning the Alumni Mentoring project and guided WWF through this novel approach to mentoring. 

Specifically, “Mentoring for Practices” was tailored to build technical knowledge relevant to WWF’s work while also allowing personal development. It gave special attention to support quick learning ‘on the job’ while also encouraging innovative thinking and bringing in external perspectives via WWF Alumni. Continue reading →

Women in Aquaculture Mentoring Programme Case Study

Women in aquacultureFollowing 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 →

CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) Case Study

CIPDAt the end of 2014, the CIPD wanted to launch a pilot mentoring programme with a view to supporting their career development offering. The programme’s objectives were to support CIPD members in:

  • Gaining their first role in HR
  • Making a transition in their next role to another area of HR
  • Gaining a promotion in HR role

The requirements were to run the scheme virtually to enable a broad access and to gather feedback and evaluation data with a view to rolling out the programme to more members. Continue reading →

The Royal Society of Chemistry Mentoring Programme Case Study

RSCSince 2014 Coach Mentoring has supported the Royal Society of Chemistry in designing and developing a mentoring programme for their employees.

Sue Hughes, Training and OD Manager, is very impressed with the level of commitment and rigour applied by Coach Mentoring in the materials and support offered on the design. The RSC has, in a very short period of time, had over 80 mentors volunteer to join the programme, and so far they have 15 relationships underway with a further 32 mentees being trained and matched before the end of 2015.

Sue says “Thanks for all your help over the past year to make this happen, it has really helped me think and make decisions on the mentoring programme and the programme is definitely a better product for having Coach Mentoring involved. We have already had some great feedback from employees, and our drop in sessions have been really valuable in generating a lot of interest in mentoring.”

AOMP (Across Organisational Mentoring Programme) Case Study

Across Organisational Mentoring ProgrammeFollowing the launch of the AOMP mentoring pilot in April 2016 with eleven mentoring pairs across several countries and six Humanitarian and Development Organisations, a further programme has been delivered in 2017 with planning for the 2018 cohort ongoing for an October launch. Participating organisations in 2017 included British Red Cross, War Child, CAFOD, Unicef UK, Save the Children, UNHCR, WaterAid, World Vision and Plan International, and in 2018 we hope more organisations will join the programme.

All participants are briefed on the process and skills of mentoring through webinars and individual virtual sessions, set at times to allow access across different time zones.  A comprehensive workbook for mentors and mentees is provided as an additional resource. Continue reading →

NWDA (North West Development Agency) Case Study

NWRDAThe NWDA Business mentoring programme commenced in September 2009 and is seeking to support 3,000 SME leaders and managers in the North West of England over a three-year period. The aim of the programme is to establish an exemplary one–to–one mentoring programme demonstrating accredited quality standards. The focus of the mentoring is on small businesses with the potential to grow, which is a core objective of increasing the availability and standard of mentoring provision in the region and robust evaluation. Continue reading →


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Mentoring clients

The Coach Mentoring client list includes:

  • AB Foods,
  • ABN AMRO Bank,
  • Across Organisational Mentoring Programme,
  • Actis,
  • Alfred McAlpine,
  • Allianz,
  • Amazon,
  • Asda,
  • Bovis Lend Lease,
  • BT,
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC),
  • Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD),
  • City Holdings,
  • Co-operative Financial Services,
  • Cognizant, USA,
  • Crisis,
  • Cumbria Probation Trust,
  • Danish Association of Lawyers & Economists,
  • Diageo,
  • DJEOF,
  • East Midlands Councils,
  • Egon Zehnder,
  • Ernst and Young, UK and Poland,
  • European Bank of Reconstruction and Development,
  • Fleximums,
  • Global PA Association,
  • Help Musicians UK,
  • Herman Miller,
  • Institute of Development Studies, Brighton,
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP,
  • Jardine Lloyd,
  • Johnson Matthey,
  • JP Politikens Hus,
  • Kelloggs,
  • Local Government,
  • McBride,
  • MACE,
  • Mencap,
  • Merck Poland,
  • MetLife,
  • National Grid,
  • NHS Leadership Academy,
  • North West Development Agency,
  • Pladis,
  • Royal Society of Chemistry,
  • Sandoz,
  • South Essex College,
  • Statoil,
  • The Good Shepherd,
  • The Fish Site,
  • Unicef UK,
  • Unilever,
  • University of Edinburgh,
  • WWF,
  • York St. John University.

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a two-way learning relationship, which is concerned with developing and unlocking the potential of the mentee, but also provides learning and development for the mentor. It supports the mentee in determining which goals to pursue and why. It seeks to build wisdom – the ability to apply skills, knowledge and experience in new situations and to new problems. It provides a sounding board, where the mentee can explore alternative approaches.

Mentors can be role models to their mentees, peers or even individuals in more junior positions, where “reverse mentoring” relationships can be designed to inform more senior executives in a mentee capacity.

Mentoring is an off-line relationship, so a line manager would not mentor his direct reports.

Benefits of Mentoring

  • Supports employee retention and improved recruitment
  • Improved morale, motivation and relationships
  • Helps build a learning culture
  • Improved implementation of change
  • Improved communication, particularly across organizational divisions, eroding any “silo” effects
  • Releases potential and improves productivity
  • Sharing of tacit knowledge
  • Cost effective, mutual development for the mentee and mentor!
  • Creates a talent pool for succession planning and talent management

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