Suffolk Coaching and Mentoring Partnership

Coach-Mentor Match

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction" — John C. Crosby

What exactly is mentoring?


Mentoring is a powerful, personal empowerment and development tool. To put it simply, it’s a partnership between two people (Mentor and Mentee) normally working in a similar field or sharing similar experiences.

Mentoring helps the Mentee recognise their abilities, limitations and highlights areas for future development as a result. Mentoring can allow the luxury of talking to an independent, impartial confidante who is not your manager. A Mentor will have the ability to listen to your issues, offer support, insights, perspective and wisdom based on experience and assist you in achieving your goals.

If you are an employee within a Partner organisation of SCMP, Mentoring is completely free to you - to all staff at any level.

Here are a few examples of questions that you can answer with the benefit of mentoring:

"I’m technically capable in my job but how can I build productive working relationships and effectively influence others within my role?"

"As a new manager who has taken on a significantly different role, how can I find my feet in this new situation?"

"I'm new to this organisation, how can I get a better understanding of my department and how my role and contributions fits into what others are doing?"

"I want to progress, how can I get to where I want to go in real terms and what do I have to do to get there?"

"As a young manager, how can I get guidance and advice about how to develop my potential so I can go far within this organisation?"

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