Mentoring is a strategic way to develop, retain and manage talent.

Since Greek mythology mentors have assisted us to navigate life’s questions and challenges. Valuable mentors assist their mentees to understand the unwritten software of senior executive life. Global research has found that partnering with a confidential experienced mentor builds confidence, enhances performance, refines leadership skills, improves stakeholder management, clarifies goals and expands networks.  Mentors act as a sounding board, drawing on their experience to offer guidance, a fresh perspective and insights and enabling the mentees to develop their own strategies to apply in the workplace.

Mentoring is often a component of leadership programs as it offers participants a trusted advisor to discuss issues around leadership, strategy and career planning distinct from the group setting of other training.


Mentoring is a strategic way to develop, succession plan and manage talent. Mentoring:

  • Improves participants confidence, leadership skills, stakeholder communications and management of workplace issues
  • Broadens professional networks
  • Strengthens the mentoring and learning culture
  • Increases communication across business units, industry groups and across the organisation
  • Increases talent pool for senior and critical roles
  • Increases engagement and retention

In 2015 Harvard Business Review surveyed CEO’s in formal mentoring programs: 84% said mentors had helped them avoid costly mistakes and become proficient in their roles faster and 69% were making better decisions.