Category: Mentoring

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5 Reasons Your Organisation Needs Mentoring

Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills employees can learn from mentors, but also because mentoring provides the opportunity for personal and professional development. Skilled mentoring greatly improves employees’ chances for promotion and progression. Research shows that employees who experience good mentoring progress further and faster than peers who may not

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Go Virtual. Stay Personal. imaghe of Antoinette Oglethorpe

Go Virtual. Stay Personal – How to Continue Learning in Disruptive Times

With the COVID-19 outbreak, organisations are rethinking work and development. HR and learning professionals are shifting to virtual training platforms to build critical skills that will differentiate their workforce when we emerge from the current crisis. We too have been thinking hard about how best to meet the needs of our clients and our commitment

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How to Craft Compelling Career Stories

In my last blog post, I talked about the power of storytelling in mentoring and career conversations. So, today I thought I’d share some thoughts on how to craft compelling career stories. Some people are great natural storytellers. They mentally recall their experiences and have no trouble relaying them as interesting stories. For the rest

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The Power of Storytelling in Mentoring and Career Conversations

Do you want your employees to really engage with what you are saying? Do you want to grab their emotions rather than just their logical brain? The secret is to use stories. Storytelling is the oldest and most powerful way to engage, excite and educate people. When people are inspired, they take action. That’s not

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Antoinette Oglethorpe wins Business Woman of the Year award at the SME MK Business Awards 2020

Winner of the Best Coach Award 2019

The Best Business Women Awards have announced their winners for 2019. I am thrilled to say I won Best Coach! The Best Business Women Awards seek to find the very best female business talent from across the UK. The business world is full of talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs. The Best Business Women Awards are

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