Monthly Archives: January 2017

Is “Speed Mentoring” Really Mentoring?

Is “Speed Mentoring” Really Mentoring? “Speed mentoring”, also referred to as “flash mentoring”, has been in vogue for a couple of years.  Its roots in speed dating have made me uncomfortable from the moment it came on the scene, but now that the phenomenon seems to be enduring, I feel it’s time to seriously consider […]

Helping the coachee or mentee work with anger

Helping the coachee or mentee work with anger While anger is usually seen as an unhelpful emotion, it doesn’t have to be so. Managed anger can be a force for good, and has been a significant factor in every peaceful social change, from the abolition of slavery to equal opportunities at work and in society. […]

Helping the coachee/ mentee develop a wider community of support

Helping the coachee/ mentee develop a wider community of support One of the most common questions in coaching and mentoring is “Who can you get to support you in achieving this goal?” When people struggle to respond, as is often the case, or feel that they are on their own, it may indicate that they […]