Posted: 7th April 2015
WiRE Member Tracey Nixon from PlumEssence Therapies considers how mentoring could help you and your business
Today I have been receiving some fantastic mentoring from Cheryl Turner of Tao Business Solutions. Both Cheryl and I are approved mentors for WiRE. I’m a SFEDI registered mentor but there are times when I need help to do the things that don’t come naturally to me. After all, shouldn’t I be walking my talk? With the correct one to one support and education, at my ability levels, I have gained in confidence in how to produce newsletters and use Twitter and Hootsuite. “Mentoring is a relationship which gives people the opportunity to share their professional skills and experience and to grow and develop in the process” (Office of Director of Equal Opportunities in Public Appointment (Lewes 2000))
Although the quotes below, taken from the SFEDI guidelines, relate to business mentoring, much can be applied to individuals and personal circumstances.
It’s often a lonely place to be when stepping out on your own for the first time or running an existing business day to day, that’s when a mentor can help.
A true mentoring relationship is a mutually beneficial experience where the mentor shares their personal knowledge and experiences and promotes a self-discovery approach. A mentor can:
If you want to consider receiving mentoring, to help you move forward in both business and personal circumstances, Tracey is happy to meet up for a coffee and a chat, or a telephone consultation, with no charge. Tracey feels building rapport and understanding your needs is paramount to having a successful working relationship. All you need to do is make contact by emailing Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01889 808388 or 07803 399594.
If you have to leave a message, I will always return your call. Thank you.