Being mentored - why we practise what we preach
Stella and I have been mentored over the last 12 months and it has been invaluable!
We don’t mind sharing with you that our financial management skills are not as strong as they could be! So Chris Gardener at Strategic Mentors has worked with us on a monthly basis to develop that area with us, as our business grows.
Apart from helping us achieve some very tangible outcomes in strengthening our processes and therefore our decision making, the mentoring relationship has been a great reminder of why it is such a powerful development tool...
• having an external sounding board
• having someone ask the (sometimes obvious) questions you don’t ask yourselves
• being challenged
• being given the confidence to do things differently
• having time and space to think
Stella Chandler and I founded Focal Point on a shared belief that a training course run in isolation doesn't work. We passionately believe there must be support both before and after the training or coaching session itself for it to make a difference. When I am not facilitating sessions with clients or looking at ways to grow the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...