Mentoring “..off-line help from one person to another in making significant transitions in knowledge, work or thinking” – Megginson & Clutterbuck
Mentors are usually experts within particular fields who will share experience, open doors and widen the individual’s networks.
What direction is your career progressing in?
How in control are you of your life?
Where are you heading and how are you going to get there?
What is your vision and what do you need to do to achieve your goals?
Mentoring allows you to focus on how you can forward your career and life, overcoming challenges and issues along the way. A mentor can provide guidance, support and space for you to think. They will be there to reflect on your actions and celebrate your success.
In mentoring, the relationship between mentor and mentee is all-important.
- There is a high degree of trust and mutual regard
- The mentor helps the individual become what that individual aspires to be
- The mentor helps the mentee to realise the individual’s potential
What is the difference between Coaching and Mentoring? (link to page or info on coaching page?)
Look to Crocus for the guidance and support of a professional CIPD Mentor
….please get in touch and let’s talk through what you are looking for
+44 (0) 7956-376458 or Suzanne @ crocuscoaching.co.uk
Examples used in Mentoring:
- Starting in job, the first 90 days
- Looking for a new role, promotion or job
- Building a network or your existing network
- Increasing your confidence in Presentation Skills
- Develop new skills e.g. Inspirational Management and Leadership
- Aspiring to be a Manager?
- Increasing your sales and customers
- Building Relationships and communication skills
- Advice about obtaining a work/life balance
What makes an effective Mentor?
- Already has a good record of developing others
- Has a genuine interest in seeing people advance and can relate to their problems
- Has a wide range of current skills to pass on
- Combines patience with good interpersonal skills
- Has sufficient time to devote to the relationship
- Can command a mentee’s respect
- Has his or her own network of contacts and influence
- Is still keen to learn themselves
Here at Crocus our Coaches and Mentors follow the ethics set by Association for Coaching and we also work closely with our coachees and mentees to ensure we are all clear on how we work together effectively and safely.