Text The People Mentor

Leadership Development Mentoring & Coaching

Supporting leaders to get things done in a dynamic, kind and engaging way.

Many Managers and Leaders fall into their roles accidentally.

Or they are left to fend for themselves.

It can feel overwhelming.

It’s like being a rabbit in headlights. With team members looking to you for answers.

Dealing with conflict, team absences and poor behaviour leaves you feeling drained.

You spend every day firefighting and trying to keep your head above water instead of making progress and hitting targets.

Why invest in Leadership and Management Mentoring?

Studies have shown definite benefits from having a mentor.

Per SAP’s combined research:

  • People mentored receive a larger number of promotions
  • They feel more fulfilled with their career
  • They feel dedicated to their career
  • And more likely to have faith that they will move forward in their career

Mentoring increases engagement with employees and creates better employee retention.

It  reduces feelings of isolation and aids professional development leading to improved job satisfaction and happiness.

Sometimes all we need is someone to offload on who doesn’t judge, cares and understands what you’re going through.

Nicola kindly offered to help me with a staff mental health issue I was having. She is kind, personable and very knowledgeable in her field. Her advice was straightforward and practical. It helped so much. Would I recommend Nicola? Yes, in a heartbeat.

Paul Drake

Want to create a more dynamic, confident happy you?

Want to be able to relax and switch off when home?

Don’t want to be the team peacemaker anymore?

Want to be the real you, not wearing a mask day in, day out?

If you want all this and more,  book a discovery call now and find out how mentoring can develop your leadership skills.

Leadership and Management mentoring provides you with a safe space to offload
and
come up with solutions that can improve the way you are currently working

A team who does the doing, who achieve the results and who work together successfully, because of your leadership.

You as the leader or manager feeling accomplished and celebrating achievements.

Imagine the award for the “Leader of the Year” or “team of the year”

With 30 years of experience and expertise leading teams and projects in a large office-based organisation, you are in safe hands

Before the session 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 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 to the best position to feel in control and resilient, with whatever is thrown at you in the workplace.

There is nothing worse than being left stranded after a session.  Sometimes issues can be bubbling up that can’t wait.  If you are in a programme of mentoring sessions with me, then you get my support through email, chat, telephone or zoom in between sessions.

Struggling with having a difficult conversation or an uncertain situation to deal with? 

My mission is to create the space that gives you the support.

I will also send out any tips or additional resources that I think you may find useful  

 

My blog covers what I need from you.

The key is that you want to learn and develop and are happy to explore, sharing warts and all.  Without frank, honest conversations, nothing will change.

In between the sessions you need to take the actions agreed.  This is how we can tell what’s working well for you.  It also gives us the opportunity to explore what didn’t go so well and why.  Often it will just be a simple tweak needed. 

The times I would go on training courses, to be given new methods to try and when I went back to the workplace, I could almost guarantee the first time the method would backfire.  I would have dearly loved a space to offload and explore what had happened.  Being a manager and leader is lonely at times. That sense of being able to bounce thoughts and ideas freely can remove great big barriers and often get you to see that what you thought was terrible, was in fact something tiny. 

Payment is taken at the time of booking.  Individual sessions can be booked and paid for through the Calendly link.

The first session, which includes the DISC assessment is £150.  The assessment is essential as it tells me your preferred way of communicating, how you prefer to be managed, how you react under stress and gives pointers to create smoother relationships.

It also aids with your emotional intelligence understanding.  Something we all need to work on.

It will give you time to consider your team and how they fit with your styles and approaches.

Further sessions are priced at £99 including support between sessions

For longer booked programmes of six sessions the cost is £595 including the DISC assessment) which is payable upfront as one payment or in three instalments – the first payment at the start, next payment before session 3 and the final payment before session 5.   This is via PayPal.

Longer mentoring programmes can be arranged, subject to need.

Before we start any work together we will have an initial session together to make sure we gel.

Being open and willing to discuss different options will help with the sessions.  Having a “growth” mindset rather than a “fixed” one is key.

Being prepared to try different approaches and ideas will give you a new dimension with you and your team.

If you’re coming into the mentoring time thinking the sessions won’t help, then you need to establish whether it is the right time for you.

I’m there to help you navigate bumpy roads and understand what you need to change.

The first session will reinforce to you whether mentoring is what you need right now.  We all have different learning styles and occasionally mentoring may not work for some or your mindset can be in a different place. .

 That’s okay.

Just tell me if it is not working for you and we can stop any future sessions planned and reimburse monies for sessions not undertaken. 

Your heart and mind have to be bought into this journey.

I understand that life and business has a habit of throwing curveballs and will accommodate rescheduling where possible, however, it is important to remember that you have brought me in to address important issues for you. 

This work needs to be prioritised.  I’ll respect your time and expect you to respect mine.

Leading teams and projects with so many personalities and deadlines can seem so pressurised.

You owe it to yourself to care about yourself.  If you don’t who will?

Feeling lonely in your role?

Struggling with making decisions?

Feel like your confidence is being eroded?

Then leadership mentoring creates your time to delve deep and understand what you need.

Seeing constant problems and feeling like you are paddling frantically?

Mentoring will give you time to reflect, identify the right actions to give you the best outcomes.

I remember feeling under immense pressure and having no one to turn to. I ended up with a heart attack.  Don’t let that be you?

Mentoring creates opportunities too. You just never know where it will lead.

But it always leads somewhere better for you and the business.

In the first instance I think it is vital we have a session together to understand your leadership style, understand your DISC style and check what your goals are for the business and teams. 

Any changes you want to see within your team have to start with you.  Culture starts from the top down.

You play a key role in helping embed any changes agreed with the team member in their sessions, so it is essential we are on the same wavelength. After completing a DISC questionnaire, you will receive a comprehensive report that looks at your leadership behaviours.  It will help you with understanding where more work is needed and where your strengths lie.

Once the team member completes their DISC questionnaire you will understand how to align to get better results.

Once we’ve had our session, we will agree a mentoring session for your employee.

It is essential your team member is completely onboard with the whole process and that you’ve spelt it out to them why the mentoring is needed.

Managers who aren’t aware they need to develop don’t do well with mentoring. If your team member isn’t on board with the process, they won’t get the most out of it.

You need to be sharing where changes need to happen before my session with them and clearly sharing the benefits.  As part of our session, we can articulate this for you to use. If this sounds like a difficult conversation, don’t worry we can help you with that.

Your session will be £150 including the DISC report

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.

 

 

 

 

A brilliant series of coaching sessions that not only gave me chance to reflect and develop my own approach to the initial subject but so much more around how to help develop and train people around me. Nicola sent useful, engaging and thought-provoking content, she challenged and questioned my thought processes.

Chris Huffen, Regional Managing Director (Outstanding Recruitment)

Nicola is a breath of fresh air - giving good solid advice and support tailored to your needs.

Tracey Harrison, Senior Lead (Civil Service)

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