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Mentoring and Building Trust

          The ability to build trust very early in a mentoring relationship is one if not the primary goal of an effective mentor. There are times when this seems to happen naturally and then there are the times where it is a challenge. What are some of the factors that can influence how this journey progresses. What I have found is that our upbringing … [Read more...]

Mentoring Beyond – Using Intuitive Skills

        Intuitive is defined as, “Using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive.”  I have been reflecting the past few days on the various mentoring relationships that I am blessed to be a part of. I think of the mentoring tools and techniques that I employ with my focus on bringing value to the person I am spending time … [Read more...]

Mentoring Relationships

          While most of us were counting sheep in the wonderful world of dream land I was going through my list of people that I was blessed with having a mentoring relationship with. It caused me to reflect on what the characteristics of a good mentoring relationship would be and was I bringing value to the mentoring relationships that I had. The link … [Read more...]

Mentoring and Emotional Intelligence

      There is a lot of talk about emotional intelligence and what does it mean in our day to day lives. I thought we would first explore that and then look at the significance of emotional intelligence in the mentoring process. Emotional intelligence has been defined as the “capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions and to handle interpersonal … [Read more...]

Mentoring, Personal Development and Empowerment

          Fear can be a powerful tool that can cast a negative aura around all that it touches. Fear is something that we all face at various times in our life. Fear is something that we can manage or choose to let it manage us. Much the same as my position on stress. In the mentoring process there is always the stigma of fear when we bring up the topic … [Read more...]