WHAT IS MENTORING?
People often confuse mentoring and coaching. A mentor is not a coach. A mentor is an experienced and trusted adviser who seeks to pass on personal experience and makes suggestions based on those experiences to those that they mentor.
A mentor can be any person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modelling positive behaviours. An effective mentor understands that his or her role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of the mentee (you).
WHAT IS MINDSET?
Put simply, it's a way of thinking, or your frame of mind.
Your mindset is your collection of thoughts and beliefs that shape your thought habits. And your thought habits affect how you think, what you feel, and what you do. Your mind-set impacts how you make sense of the world, and how you make sense of you.
Your mindset is a big deal.
CHANGE YOUR MINDSET - CHANGE YOUR LIFE
WHY PICK ME AS YOUR MENTOR?
I have a very broad spectrum of personal experiences and business skills.
I have owned a number of successful (and not so successful) businesses, experiencing the highs of starting and running new and successful businesses, to the lows of personal burn out and bankruptcy. My businesses have included the UK's first, legal, all night alcohol delivery company, started from scratch in 2003 before peaking at over 5000 paying members, covering seven towns in the South of England. I have also owned a mobile bar company providing boutique bars for private and corporate events and a security company (Group) providing Corporate and personal security in the U.K. I could go on and on but I hope that you can see that I've been about, managed people and know my shit...…. So to speak.
Whilst in the Army, I spent many years teaching equitation to military and civilian adults and children. Now, you may ask what that has to do with mentoring and that would be a fair question that deserves a fair answer.
Equitation is all about communication and mindset. Getting the rider, who may be terrified, into the right mindset to take on this huge and dangerous task takes years of training and may I say, skill. Not only are you working to calm, reassure, encourage and communicate with the rider, but you are also constantly assessing body language and movement of both the rider and the horse. Couple this with my broad spectrum of personal experiences and business skills and you have a no nonsense mentor.
13 years in the Army means that I'm a no nonsense, confident character. I am not everybody's cup of tea and it's important that you have a mentor that you connect with. As an ex soldier, I'm a team player and a straight talker but I'm prone to the occasional swear word and this does not fit with some people. That said, I am here to work with you, to support you, guide you and hold you to account.
You can count on me to be there for you.
For a free mentoring consultation, or to make enquiries, please contact me via the form below or feel free to contact me directly on the number at the bottom of the page.
I look forward to hearing from you.