Essentials for the Inspired Mentor
Just-in-time mentor development briefings providing tips and techniques for those who want to make mentoring a way of being human
The ultimate kick-start guide to become an inspiring mentor and make a difference in the life of another in a few short months of practice. Get all the tips you need to make smart decisions on preparing-for, launching, managing, and wrapping-up your mentoring relationship. From early preparation and staying focused when you are feeling distracted, to navigating the complexities of goal-setting when your mentoree is ambitious, or lofty, or struggling and overwhelmed, to using questions and exploring, to listening for insight, and adding different perspectives to decision-making processes, to simply experiencing AHA! moments, to recognizing when it is time to wrap-up - you are embarking on a pathway to developing your Mentor Mind-Set. You will have valued conversations that improve the quality of the decision-making of your mentoree, and in turn, your own decision-making will be enhanced.
Catherine has deep expertise in supporting organizations in finding ways to capitalize on their talent and deliver better outcomes by: building coaching and mentoring capacity inside organizations; mentoring for leadership development and career management.
Catherine has worked with multi-faceted organizations in the public, private and 3rd sector over 30-years. A selection of her clients include: Teaching and community hospitals in Ontario and Bermuda, many Ontario Government Ministries, mining/construction/industrials, automotive and manufacturing, financial institutions, technology and pharmaceuticals, and professional associations.
Catherine is a thought leader, International speaker and author. She is a co-author: Mentoring and the World of Work in Canada ; author, Cascade to Wisdom, and A Quick Guide for Mentoring Partners. She is a contributing author to: Successful Professional Women of the Americas: From Polar Winds to Tropical Breezes; Developing Successful Diversity Mentoring Programmes, An International Casebook, and The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring.
Catherine is a Fellow Certified Management Consultant, an honour bestowed on individuals for their contribution to their field of expertise, the profession, and to society; and an alumnus of the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference.