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Mentoring

The word MENTOR written in vintage lead letterpress type

Mentoring and Coaching are understood in the following way;

Mentoring is a longer term relationship that has both, a personal and a professional dimension.

  • It is established between two persons, a mentor and a mentee.
  • It aims at the promotion of the mentee in terms of career development, networking, organisational know-how, life issues etc

Coaching is perceived as a short term relationship.

  • It provides a special focus on certain professional or personal issues.
  • Coaching can take place both bilaterally (individual coaching) and in small groups (group coaching). It aims at a quick and focused collaboration between the coach and the person’s being coached, the former supporting the latter in developing their own skills.

Are you in control of your life?

Is your career progressing according to a plan?

Do you know where you are heading and have a plan to achieve your goals?

Mentoring allows you to focus on how you can move your career forward and overcome work related issues. As a mentor Nadine can provide guidance, support and space for you to think.

Deliberate learning is the cornerstone. The mentor’s job is to promote intentional learning, which includes capacity building through methods such as instructing, coaching, providing experiences, modeling and advising.

Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers and life which is becoming increasing popular as its potential is realised. It is a partnership between two people (mentor and mentee) it is a helpful relationship based upon mutual trust and respect.

A mentor is a guide who can help the mentee to find the right direction and who can help them to develop solutions to career and life issues. Mentoring provides the mentee with an opportunity to brainstorm and think about career options and progress.

A mentor helps the mentee to believe in themselves and boost their confidence. A mentor will ask questions and challenge, while providing guidance and encouragement.

Mentoring allows the mentee to explore new ideas in confidence. It is a chance to look more closely at yourself, your issues, opportunities and what you want in life. Mentoring is about becoming more self aware, taking responsibility for your life and directing your life in the direction you decide, rather than leaving it to chance.

Who Can Benefit from Mentoring?

Benefits to Mentees

  • Enables faster learning
  • Widens experience
  • Develops new knowledge and skills
  • Supports innovation
  • Promotes a professional relationship that fosters guidance and support during the mentee’s development.
  • Can increase the self-confidence of a new professional as he/she becomes familiar with a new role, increased responsibilities, or a new organizational culture.
  • Challenges mentees to go further, take risks, set new goals, and achieve at higher personal and/or professional standards.
  • Provides a forum to discuss professional issues, and to seek and receive advice on how to balance new responsibilities.
  • Provides role modeling for professional leadership and facilitates the development of increased competencies and stronger interpersonal skills.
  • Reflects the mentee’s commitment to personal and professional growth.

Benefits to Organizations

  • May increase employee satisfaction and retention by reducing a new employee’s sense of isolation.
  • May result in improved employee job performance, contribute to faster learning.
  • Reflects an investment in employee development and may increase employee commitment and loyalty.
  • Promotes a positive image of the organization and reflects employee-centered values.
  • Can be one of the best tools for building diversity.

Reap All the Benefits of Being a Mentee

  • Be a standout
  • Showcase leadership
  • Work smarter, not harder

Mentees gain invaluable insight beyond their own education and experience. Give yourself the edge with the support and guidance of Nadine Hanchar as your mentor.