Tag Archives: mentoring relationship

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 […]

The Critical Art of Reflection

Reflection is a critical part of the process for mentoring pairs and for people who manage mentoring programs. A skilled mentor offers the mentee a quiet space in which to reflect on issues, on self, on interactions with others, and on systemic issues at play. As mentors become more experienced, they develop the ability to […]

11 Reasons Why You Should Be a Mentor  

Online Training for Mentees and Mentor Training Software Demo Situation Analysis Why you should be a mentor. We often hear the reasons people give for not becoming a mentor.  I don’t have time.  I don’t have the right skills.  My personality isn’t suitable.  For the most part these are excuses, not reasons.  We all have […]

Goal Setting & Measuring the Impact of Mentoring

A well-designed, well-executed and well-managed mentoring program will be very successful and sustainable. Done well, mentoring programs enjoy high engagement and participation rates, low dropout rates, high satisfaction and goal achievement. Mentors enrol year after year, and mentees return to mentor others. But, how can we best measure the impact a mentoring program has, and […]

Reciprocal Mentoring

In reciprocal mentoring, sometimes known as “co–mentoring”, two people work together through a mentoring process in which they both take on the roles of Mentor and Mentee. This could be done by each participating in both roles, or by each person taking a primary role as Mentor or Mentee, but being willing to exchange roles […]

Mind your Mentoring Mindset

Coming from a Mentoring Mindset  Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting Cathy Burke in our webinar “Mentoring Women Under the Spotlight”. As CEO of The Hunger Project, Cathy spent much of her career working with women and men in villages in Africa and the east, supporting them to break the poverty cycle for themselves. […]

I’m a Mentor, Now What?

I’m a Mentor, Now What? In our work with thousands of mentors, we typically see three different reactions to taking on the role of mentor inside an organisation or membership body (gender irrelevant; names are used just to describe the personae):    1. Over-Confident Orlando Orlando has been a manager for over a decade, so […]