Author Archives: Angela Bruce

The Sticky Topic of Stuckness

Stuckness is a word we hear frequently in coaching and mentoring, but what does it mean? Here, Professor David Clutterbuck and Melissa Richardson have identified six kinds of stuckness in mentoring, each with its own context and challenges: When the mentor suddenly doesn’t know what to do or say next When the mentor feels trapped […]

Mentoring new parents returning to work

Mentoring for new parents is an essential mechanism within effective Talent Management and Diversity and Inclusion strategies. By investing in returning talent, organisations are much more likely to retain their best employees and have them working at their best. This new mentoring approach is taking off in the UK – find out why from our […]

Self-Matching vs Partner Preferencing

Self-Matching, Facilitator Matching, Traditional Mentoring, too many options and types of mentoring so how do I choose…? At Art of Mentoring, we have deliberately avoided developing self-matching, fast-knowledge-transfer solutions into our platform because we firmly believe that it does not lend itself to real, developmental mentoring. This type of mentoring is a mutual exchange that […]

Is it time… for men to seek female mentorship?

In a recently released working paper, Overcoming Gender Discrimination in Business: Reconsidering Mentoring in the Post #Me-Too and Covid-19 Eras, the authors provide an excellent description of the “women are wonderful” effect; men are associated with leadership qualities that are valued in corporate circles — confidence, risk taking and negotiation skills — while women are […]

Reverse & Reciprocal Mentoring

During the 2020 pandemic, we saw a huge rise in Reciprocal Mentoring – where traditional mentoring pairs flipped roles and mentors discovered they were receiving mentorship from their mentees. But how does Reciprocal Mentoring work and how does this differ from Reverse Mentoring? Here’s what you will learn in this webinar: Reverse and Reciprocal mentoring […]

Reviewing the mentor’s motivations towards the mentee

GUEST BLOG In every mentoring or coaching relationship, patterns gradually become established in how you work with the learner. We fall into roles, which may not be obvious. Reviewing these from time to time helps keep us balanced and prevents those roles becoming “fixed”. One useful model is the triangle of Protect – Exploit – Equate. Protect […]

9 Lies About Mentoring

I’ve heard it said, a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. What I’m talking about here today is the fake news about mentoring that’s criss-crossing the globe and the fallout we’re suffering, today, because of it. Through challenging these myths about mentoring, I’m going […]

Turning mentoring on its head: Reverse and Reciprocal Mentoring

During the 2020 pandemic, we saw a huge rise in Reciprocal Mentoring – where traditional mentoring pairs flipped roles and mentors discovered they were receiving mentorship from their mentees. But how does Reciprocal Mentoring work and how does this differ from Reverse Mentoring? And why are we seeing a demand increase for these? In our […]

DNA of Award-Winning Mentors & Mentees 2020 Webinar

We invited thousands of mentors and mentees to nominate their partners for the prestigious 2020 Art of Mentoring Mentor and Mentee of the Year Award. In this webinar we will reveal: The 2020 Winners and finalists, and why they were chosen The characteristics and behaviours that define outstanding mentors and mentees, in the eyes of […]

Media Release: Mentor and Mentee of the Year 2020

MEDIA RELEASE Art of Mentoring announces the winners of their 2020 Mentor of the Year and Mentee of the Year Awards. Art of Mentoring Awards Karen Johns, Mentor of the Year Award 2020 and Kerrie Gregory, Mentee of the Year 2020 Sydney, 2 DECEMBER, 2020: To celebrate International Mentoring Day in October, Art of Mentoring, […]