A Varied Array
I have mentored people in a multitude of different roles: chief executives, senior managers, fundraisers, Board members, grant givers, social entrepreneurs and community musicians. I have also worked with an entire senior management team on a one to one basis (save for the Chief Executive).
Some have been part of very large organisations, others have been sole practitioners. They have worked in a whole array or areas from sports clubs to hearing loss, musical inclusion to reducing drug and alcohol dependence. A myriad of issues have been discussed and acted upon during and between mentoring sessions.
I am sufficiently mindful to appreciate that my success at mentoring depends, to a large extent, on working with great mentees! Consequently, I seek to work with people who are motivated to develop, take responsibility and are committed to the mentoring process .
Mentoring the Individual not the Organisation
While the organisation may pay for the mentoring, I do not share any information disclosed during sessions with the organisation or anyone else, unless I am required to by law, or if maintaining confidentiality is likely to endanger the mentee, myself or a third party. Unless I have the mentee’s consent, the only information shared with the organisation is the number/type of sessions conducted and when they have taken place.