How would you feel if you had an impartial, independent, skilled friend to turn to when you need a second opinion about a tricky work problem?
Someone who wouldn’t judge (you, at least), who would give you honest advice and then follow up to make sure it actually worked? Someone who could help you see through the politics and get to the real issue?
Someone who would give you the answers when you needed them, to save you the effort of trial and error “research”?
I could be that person for you!
My bespoke mentoring for project managers could be exactly what you need to excel in your projects and feel more confident at work.
Is Mentoring Right For You?
If you are working in project management or would like to work in projects and need some help:
- sorting out some of the daily problems you face
- putting together a career plan for your next promotion
- improving project communications
- getting to grips with virtual teams
- improving collaboration and team work
- cutting through the bureaucracy and redesigning processes
- or practically any other project-related problem
… then you should do it!
What’s In It For Your Company?
Mentoring can raise your productivity and improve the culture of your team.
You’ll be more effective at your job. This isn’t about letters after your name: I’m methodology agnostic. What I care about is helping you deliver more successfully and with less stress for everyone involved – and your employer should definitely benefit from that.
It can also help companies save money because individuals who feel supported at work are less likely to leave, reducing the company’s turnover.
Basically, mentoring is awesome!
Why Choose Me?
Lots of people use mentors from within their organisation, and I’ve had mentors from within my employer’s business as well when I was starting out.
But some organisations don’t have a big pool of experienced people to draw on to be your mentor. Or they might not have a project management background. Or they might just be too busy. Or you might not want to trust them with your work problems, for fear that it could come back and hurt your career one day.
For lots of reasons, people are choosing to draw on experienced mentors from outside their immediate circle. Plus, research shows that mentoring partnerships where you get to chose your own mentor are more successful (instead of schemes where you are allocated one).
I have nearly 20 years of work experience to draw on. I’ve led big projects, small projects and everything in between.
Unlike a training course or a book, investing in a relationship with someone who has been there and done that gives you access to my experience, my resources, my network and my personal library – all of which I can tailor to give you personalised advice that fits the challenges you’ve got. You’ll be supercharging your projects and career!
Think of me as your personal Google for project management and career problems!
If I can’t help, I’ll say so and probably direct you to someone who can.
How It Works
If you are based in London or the South East, we can probably meet face-to-face. Personally, I favour breakfast! But we’ll find a time that works for us both and meet about once a month.
If you’re based further away, we’ll meet via Skype at a convenient time, again, once a month.
I want to give my mentees a high level of personal service, so I have to limit the number of people I can support in any given year. Please get in touch and we can discuss whether we’re a good fit for each other.
Mentoring packages start at a bundle of four 90-minute sessions for £450 (£75 ph).
I look forward to helping you achieve what I know you’re capable of!