The first thing to realise is that it’s not criticism of you that you are being sent on these sessions. Quite the opposite. It shows they can see your potential and growth that’s achievable. Your employer wants to bring the best out of you and to do that they need you to be fully committed to the process.
For the mentoring sessions to work, you need to be open to developing.
After an initial discussion with your leader and/or manager, I will ask you to complete a DISC assessment. This will help us understand what areas you need support with the most and what we will focus on. You will receive your full report before our first session together. We will discuss the insights from the report and how you can use this.
During the first session we will agree on the issues that need exploring and what your expectations are from the sessions.
We will explore the areas your manager and/or your leader have highlighted.
We will also decide how many sessions you need and how often.
At times, you can expect me to question and challenge you. This will help you develop and cope when back in the workplace. It will also get you thinking differently.
Subsequent sessions will explore what has gone well, what could have gone better and discuss any issues you want to thrash out.
No subject is out of bounds and you are in a safe space. What you tell me is treated confidentially.
I am not judgemental. Opening up and being honest enables us together to get you the best position to feel in control and resilient, with whatever is thrown at you in the workplace.