Tag Archives: mentoring relationship

Mentoring & Wellbeing

The benefits of mentoring for career-related outcomes are widely accepted. At Art of Mentoring, we know that mentees and mentors get much more from the relationship than they expect and that mentoring has positive impacts on wellbeing. Whilst there are many descriptions on what wellbeing encompasses, in the most general sense wellbeing is focused on […]

Reciprocal mentoring – key to diversity-focused culture change

GUEST BLOG It has taken a long time but suddenly business leaders have started to listen to what HR has been telling them for decades – it’s time to get serious about diversity. Among the problems in taking this beyond rhetoric, however, is that traditional recipes, such as implicit bias training, don’t work. The reason […]

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 […]

October is Mental Health Month

It is Mental Health Month in Australia.  We all experience sadness and stress sometimes – these are natural human responses to the challenges of life. It’s normal to feel stressed if your job security is threatened, or you don’t know how you can pay your bills, or to feel sad in response to loss. How can […]

Are you mentorable?

In her TED Talk “No one is talking to mentees” Victoria Black describes her research study which examined mentoring program websites across 187 post-secondary institutions. She found that only 19% addressed ‘mentorability’ by defining mentee characteristics and expectations, compared to 37% which defined mentor characteristics and expectations. Her conclusion? That, on the whole, mentoring programs […]

More of the Mentoring Good Stuff

Interview with Melissa Richardson & UK colleague Kerrie Dorman recently, for her podcast series, “More of the Mentoring Good Stuff”. Take a listen! Art of Mentoring · More of the mentoring good stuff with Kerrie Dorman

Adaptation Mentoring Webinar

This webinar covered the following topics: 1. How adaptation mentoring can help the workforce adapt more quickly and effectively as circumstances change significantly. 2. Mentoring and its ability to assist in the battle with mental health. 3. How to set up virtual mentoring programs that can be accessed from anywhere – with pros and cons […]