Mentoring sessions can be a short-term arrangement until the original reason for the partnership is fulfilled or it can last many years - its your choice!.

For me mentoring is more than ‘giving advice’, or passing on what my experience was in a particular area or situation. It's about motivating and empowering the other person to identify their own issues and goals, and helping them to find ways of resolving or reaching them - not by doing it for them, or expecting them to ‘do it the way I did it’, but by understanding and respecting different ways of working.

It must be understood that mentoring is not counselling or therapy - though the mentor may help the mentee to access more specialised avenues of help if it becomes apparent that this would be the best way forward. For me mentoring is extremely rewarding and quite often benefit my own skills development.

What's in it for you?

  • Being able to change/achieve your goals more quickly and effectively than working alone
  • Building a network of expertise to draw on can benefit both yourself and others