Career mentoring explained

A mentor is a person who is independent of your workplace and shares the experience, skills and knowledge they have gained over a lifetime of work. Your mentor helps you achieve professional and personal ambitions by widening your horizons and honing your performance. Unlike a coach, mentoring takes a long-term view of your development and involves regular meetings over an extended period of time, sometimes up to a year and maybe two or three years.

These days, mentoring is chosen by serious corporate players as a vital part of navigating complex organisations in the same way as coaching is essential for the performance of AFL teams.

In this crazy competitive world of career changes, corporate ladders and internal power plays, mentoring offers a safe environment to explore, analyse and reflect on your career. You can make the most of the opportunities and prospects before you. You gain insight and knowledge about the workplace around you and the industry you work in. You learn the ins and outs of the ‘soft skills’ such as leadership, team building and networking.

When you step into the world of mentoring, you benefit from the body of evidence that demonstrates that mentoring is good not only for achieving your best performance but also your self development.

I help you in all these areas and I also help you to

  • Maximise your skillset
  • Create value for your career
  • Recognise opportunities in the wider market
  • Help you branch out
  • Effectively lead at executive level
  • Optimise your networks and contacts
  • And, most importantly, be content with your career.