Mentoring means different things to different people; what does it mean to you?

February 13, 2012

There’s no right way or wrong way to approach Mentoring, Coaching or Critical Friends – other than helping clients identify and achieve goals more efficiently. Or is there? How does this work for us all in the real world…….

To find out, please complete my brief survey.

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I can think of many examples where Mentoring has been of great benefit to clients, particularly in the field of talent management.

Here are two. Entrepreneur magazine found that strong Mentor programmes helped small-business owners attract and retain employees and a Fortune 500 company was able to reduce the turnover rate of its employees, with fewer than three years experience, from 50 to 20 percent through investment in a Mentor programme.

So how does Mentoring impact on smaller organisations? That’s what I want to explore. For example, would you find it useful to have a Mentor to:

  • Bounce ideas off?
  • Help you identify the right direction for your organisation?
  • Keep you focussed on the key issues?
  • Provide a confidential sounding board?
  • Work ‘on’, rather than ‘in’ your business?
  • Encourage and motivate you in these stressful and challenging times?
  • Help you identify and achieve your business goals?

So, what’s important to you – what works and what doesn’t?

To find out, click HERE to complete my brief survey.

When you do, I will share the results with you through my report, ‘Mentoring in the East Anglia Business Community’ which will be published in the Spring.

Jonathan Wainwright enables organisations to create commercial success through digital marketing, traditional communications and team development.

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