Tag Archives: mentoring

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 […]

Mentoring Development Needs & Outcomes: Benchmark Report 2020

We’ve been collecting data across thousands of mentors and mentees in our programs for the last three years. In this webinar we will share with you the highlights of what we’ve learned about what mentees say they are seeking from their mentoring experience. There may be some surprises. This webinar was based on findings in […]

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 […]