Testimonials: Mentor Training Programme
"I had thought that I was a good business leader until my weaknesses were exposed by my LeaderShape coach/mentor trainer as we progressed through the syllabus of the coaching course. She is an inspirational coach and I now always refer to her for help and advise when facing new business situations."
Peter Soddy, Strategic Marketing Consultant and co-author of Sunday Times Enterprise Network ('97), Innovators Club ('02) and Telegraph Business Club ('04).
"I have found the Merlin Mentor training programme to be stimulating, it has helped me to widen my horizons from running my own business to applying my experience to helping others. The listening, questioning and reflecting techniques learned have provided a very useful basis for my mentoring tool kit."
Kay Murray, Director of an Electronics Co.
"The training and support aspects of the mentor training programme have been led and facilitated by LeaderShape. They have been professionally run, and provided us with practical tools and ideas to use in our mentoring. The sessions have always been relevant and fun, with a good balance of guidance, personal support and group interaction."
Keith Baldwin, Management Consultant.
"I learned a great deal from my LeaderShape coach, in particular how to use reflection to improve my mentoring and harness my own understanding of my modus operandi."
Maria Dramalioti, Taylor Technology Investor.
"During my mentor training my LeaderShape coach provided me with some vibrant and energetic thinking and reflecting time. Through clever use of questioning and appreciation of time management we have been able to unearth key issues quickly, debate them rationally, and most importantly formalise ways in which to solve them."
Matthew Porton, CEO Genesis Capital Plc.
"The major benefits of the Merlin mentor training course were help in identifying the kinds of approaches most relevant to new situations faced by those performing mentoring for the first time. I believe the training has helped me to assist the various companies I have mentored since."
Tim Bentley, Finance Director (retired), Pfizer Ltd.
"One thinks one knows how to do something, but it is not until shown by a professional that one realises all the gaps in one's knowledge and style and the rationale behind the actions one takes. Thank you so much for making it such an excellent course and I look forward to more tutoring and mentoring from you over the next 12 months."
Hugh Burnett OBE, DL, FCA Ex-Chairman Cash Bases
"Throughout the training programme the support provided by LeaderShape has been excellent. Your experience, wisdom and objectivity have been extremely valuable. The value of talking through problems and issues has been beneficial because you are able to discern things I have not become aware of – as is often the case with supervision!"
Mike Wilman, Senior Lecturer Southampton Business School.
"My LeaderShape coach/mentor was an excellent example; he was reliable, supportive, and importantly challenging. I had several companies to mentor who were hard work, frustrating and sometimes very annoying! But they were so rewarding when I could make a difference to their business."
Paul Sayers, Management Consultant.
"I would just like to say "thank you" and "well done" for the course last week. I thought it was a very high standard in the way it was organised, hosted, and run. On a personal level I feel that I benefited from it a lot, and hope to continue to learn more as the year progresses - it will do me a lot a good outside of the programme, and for that I am grateful. I would also like to congratulate you all in LeaderShape and of course SEEDA/FSE on the whole idea, the scheme, the course/the organisation and presentation, it was all extremely good."
William Pope, Chairman, IEG Technologies UK Limited.
"I found the Merlin Programme very helpful in understanding the difference between coaching/mentoring and being a non executive director or an adviser. I found the theory behind the learning helpful but the practical sessions were the best. I found all the people I have dealt with from LeaderShape to be very professional and constructive in the training process."
Nick Rodgers, Non Exec Director.
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Once trained these mentors mentor others. One of the biggest schemes LeaderShape are involved with is Merlin. Read on for testimonials from those who have benefited from this mentoring.
We focus firmly on the practical "how to" of leadership development: We develop your leadership capability through the coaching, mentoring and facilitation of individuals, groups and teams.