Tag Archives: mentoring

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 […]

Why mid-career public servants need mentoring

Time and time again, government agencies tell us that middle management and front-line management are the least engaged cohorts, based on their census or survey data. Like many organisations, government agencies often focus career development opportunities on new recruits, graduates, high potentials and on senior leaders. Layers in between, especially front-line staff who provide services […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Association Case Studies – Engaging members with mentoring webinar

Join  Melissa Richardson, Gina Miebusch and guest panellists Elizabeth Foley, CEO, Australian Institute of Project Management and Monika Cole, Executive Officer Veterinary Business and Early Career Groups, Australian Veterinary Association as we discuss how mentoring can engage members at any level, give them a feeling of belonging, provide them with ongoing, meaningful development and help […]

Mentor Training

Great managers often don’t make great mentors automatically. Mentoring takes a certain skillset to get the most out of the conversation, in particular active listening. These skills can be an asset in the workplace to get the most out of direct reports. To help your mentors become good at what they do it is important […]

How to create a coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation

GUEST BLOG: Most organisations of more than a few hundred people have some experience of coaching. They may have employed a professional coach to support an executive, or given line managers some instruction on how to coach. But this is a long way from achieving a coaching and mentoring culture. Indeed, we can identify four […]

Indigenous Mentoring

The Indigenous Mentoring webinar will explore best practices in mentoring program delivery and how to tailor the design to Indigenous cohorts when they are mentors, mentees or both. Join our presenters as they talk to their experience of implementing Indigenous Programs and how to tailor that in particular to government applications. Presenter Gina Meibusch, Client […]