Life & Personal Development Mentor

I have been a social worker for 30+ years working in frontline social work and education services, supporting children and young people.

My role over the years has included sharing my knowledge, skills, and experience, to help another person, or group of people, to progress.

My responsibility was to share advice, and resources and to set personal goals with mentees for their career path, as well as to provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modelling.

In addition to helping mentees explore and challenge limiting beliefs by sharing valuable life lessons and exploring activities around values, and beliefs, managing change, problem-solving, shifting beliefs, and building confidence and self-esteem.

What I Expect From A Mentee:

•To build a relationship with their mentor that allows for constructive criticism.

•The mentee needs to feel comfortable to understand that any feedback that the mentor gives them is coming from a good place that is aiming at their professional growth.

•A mentee needs to understand what the mentor is saying, which allows them to learn the topic at hand. Additionally.

•Participate in the Mentors understanding and developing a style of mentoring that supports the mentee.

•Help to set clear goals and expectations.

•Communication is a two-way process.

•Collaboration and teamwork.

•Responsibility for managing their own development.

•Help the mentor to set clear, realistic objectives and initiate learning and career development activities.

•Be responsible for scheduling meetings and rescheduling them if needed.

•Be open to feedback from mentor and receptive to new ideas.

•Show consideration for their mentor’s time.

•Adhere to the confidentiality of mentoring partnership.

•Maintain the commitment to the mentoring partnership – the frequency, structure, and length of the partnership will be discussed and agreed with the mentor, but it’s typically 1-2 hours per month for a period of 6 months, with learning and development activities between meetings.

•Advise the mentor if they believe there is a breakdown in the mentoring relationship.

More about this mentor:

  • Member since over 1 year

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