Mentoring Troubleshooting Guide

Are you facing some issues with your mentoring program? Lacking rapport? Run out of things to speak about? Failing to gain a response? Missing meetings? Unrealistic goals? Tough conversations? A well supported mentoring program can help the final outcome. The mentoring troubleshooting guide is a tool to help support your mentees and mentors have a…

definition of mentoring

Mentoring Defined

mentor: (noun) an experienced and trusted adviser. mentoring: (verb) advise and train someone. Broadly speaking the Oxford Dictionary offers an adequate definition of mentoring. But in practice Australian organisations employ a broad spectrum of mentoring approaches. Developmental Mentoring, supported by consultancies such as Horizons Unlimited, tends toward the latter end of the spectrum. The focus…

mentoring and sponsorship

Mentoring and Sponsorship

There is growing impatience across Australia with the slow pace of change in the advancement of women in business. Recently we have seen a surge in female Board appointments in large Australian listed companies, but this is proving difficult to sustain and is not replicated in the pipeline of senior executive women from which Board…


Ethical Mentoring

What is ethical mentoring? Mentoring programs have historically been established to foster career and skills development. Ethical mentoring takes a different approach in that is aimed squarely at fostering good ethical decision-making and an ethical culture. Ethical mentoring involves a confidential relationship, usually between peers, aimed at helping the mentee to resolve specific ethical dilemmas…


Create a Coaching & Mentoring Culture

“When you create a culture of coaching, the result may not be directly measurable in dollars. But we have yet to find a company that can’t benefit from more candor, less denial, richer communication, conscious development of talent, and disciplined leaders, who show compassion for people” – Sherman and Freas (2004), “The Wild West of…

diversity mentoring

Diversity Mentoring

Today’s organisations must be able to capitalise on diversity – tapping into a multi-cultural workforce, managing the demands of an increasingly well-educated and experienced cadre of female managers and facilitating virtual teams and alliances in a global workplace. By facilitating cross-group understanding and supporting disadvantaged or minority groups within an organisation, mentoring is emerging as…

choose a supervisor

Choosing A Supervisor

Practitioners in the helping professions use sessions with a supervisor to discuss their work, help them continue to develop and grow, and to explore issues and dilemmas. Supervisors provide both support for the practitioner and quality control for the benefit of the end client. The practice of supervision is mandatory for psychologists and psychotherapists. It…


Choosing A Mentor

When looking for a mentor we tend to focus on finding someone who is in a high position and hope that their sponsorship will accelerate our career progress. Certainly finding someone with the relevant experience and influence can be important to a successful mentoring relationship. But not all experienced and influential people make good mentors,…