The Three Conversations of Mentoring Seminar.
Whether you are an inexperienced mentor or a seasoned mentor, this course offers unique aspects of mentoring styles and assessment that will enhance your relationship with your mentee.
You will be taken through a self-assessment of personality type to determine your personality preferences and an insight into your mentee. Based on the results you will learn ways to enhance your coaching style to build quicker rapport, get to an issue more easily thereby reaching more and loftier goals.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) accounts for 10-45% of ones' ability to succeed in life. We will examine the factors that measure EI to ascertain which emotional, social or personal skills your mentee might need to work on moving forward. Identify which skills make a stellar mentor and which ones you have and which ones you need to top up.
There are three conversations mentors have to be able to have with their mentees. They need to be able to 1) build trust 2) coach not just give advice, and 3) have strategic conversations so as to plan and think ahead, not just deal with the day to day.
It is easy to give advice, but more tactical to probe and ask questions to uncover hidden thoughts, feelings and desires and to inspire the mentee to do their own thinking. Professional coaching techniques will be learned and practiced in role playing scenarios. Introspective questioning makes for more strategic thinking which builds trust and rapport between the mentor and the mentee.
Colleen Clarke, Principal – Colleen Clarke & Associates
Colleen Clarke is a highly recognized career specialist, corporate trainer, and public speaker in the areas of career management and transition, communication and networking. For the past 20 years she has motivated, inspired and counseled thousands of groups and individuals to maximize their career potential.
As a Workplace Coach through the Adler Institute, Colleen coaches individuals who are being primed for a promotion, who have communication or behavioral skills that need developing or honing and people who are having workplace issues that need resolving.
Colleen founded and facilitated Canada’s most recognized networking self help group for unemployed business professionals, E.A.R.N., the Executive Advancement Resource Network. Her work with over 7000 individuals gave networking a whole new rebirth as the most important job search tool one can utilize to find new employment and life opportunities. She has since taken similar concepts and applied them to building success in your career using networking strategies which include internal networking, visibility marketing and networking for introverts.
Author of Networking How to Build Relationships That Count and How to Get a Job and Keep It, so whether speaking or writing, Colleen insightfully and humorously shares with her audience the practical insights and “hands-on” approaches and techniques she has developed as a motivational leader.
Colleen is often quoted in magazine and news articles and has numerous radio and television interviews to her credit. She was a recent career advisor on Oprah’s network program, ‘Million Dollar Neighborhood.’ She is a workplace advisor for The Globe and Mail’s Nine to Five column and a regular columnist for Workopolis.com.