"The development of our senior leaders is a fundamental part of our people strategy but as a ‘not for profit’ we have to ensure that we spend our money wisely. We therefore have particularly high expectations of our external providers and I'm pleased to say that Mentore has met them by delivering transformational developmental support for our most senior women through their mentoring programme. It makes sense to invest in top talent this way, as we know it will have trickle-down benefits for our performance as an organisation."
Human Resources and Organisational Development Director
Not for profit organisation
"I was taken out of my comfort zone when Lord Davies posed difficult questions that really made me think about things in a completely new way. His mentoring has been transformational for my executive development."
Managing Director, Global Telecom Markets, BT
"I thought yesterday's session was amazing and feel truly inspired by the opportunity. My mind set has already altered after just one session."
Head of Digital Sales & Marketing, Santander UK
"This is a totally different experience. I have been mentored now for six months by Tessa Jowell and the discussions that we have are always strategic bringing a breadth of thinking I have not experienced before from a coaching perspective. Mentoring in this way opens your mind to new ways of thinking, challenging the views and perceptions you previously held on to and seemed so part of me. It is nothing like any other coaching or mentoring experience. Whilst I am still on a journey my reflections of reality are different today than six months ago and bring to me a sense of clear purpose and intent that I can honestly say has been liberating."
Director, Products Marketing & Segments, Santander Wealth Management
“Part of the huge value of this programme is taking the time to sit back and reflect on what you've done, not done, what's ok and what is really hard…it's quite powerful to take time out to do that and then to explore how to move forward. This has been particularly relevant as I took on a new challenge and explored with my mentor how I might think of some new approaches to develop my overall leadership style”
Head of Group Planning and Management Information, BP plc
"As I've progressed I’ve found it invaluable to have mentors. You need to be clear what you want a mentor for, and don’t be afraid to have more than one, for different reasons e.g. discussing challenges in your current role, or planning your next career move – good advice rarely comes from a single person. A good mentor asks you questions nobody else asks you, challenges you, and helps you see what you can’t see for yourself. Being a good mentee is equally important - don’t get one if you aren’t prepared to prepare, listen, reflect and act. And don’t forget to give back – I’ve been a mentor as well as a mentee for a number of years.”
Chief Operating Officer Equiniti