Mentoring is a widely used development tool that has proved to have a beneficial impact on effectiveness, confidence and career advancement. Our Sports Mentoring service is a relationship between you and your mentor based on trust and mutual regard. Our GND Master Mentor will use their expertise and knowledge to support the development of you. Through 1:1 confidential conversations, you will be encouraged and challenged to achieve your potential and aspirations.
Mentoring is simply intended to be supportive of you at need. Think of it as a confidential access to a critical shoulder that can be used to sound things out.
Sports Mentoring provides a:
safe space to explore options and plan future action
place to be challenged and supported
source of advice and guidance
Having a GND Master Mentor can be very beneficial. It will give you:
increased self-awareness, motivation and confidence
greater clarity of purpose and productivity
increased organisational knowledge and know-how
improved skills and tools
focus and preparation for the future and career aspirations
In order for you to gain the most from the sessions, you will be expected to be accepting in realising challenges, being open and honest about yourself, being willing to take risks, and be having realistic expectations that are shared and agreed with the GND Master Mentor.
Stages of your Sports Mentoring relationship
Every mentoring relationship will develop its unique pattern. Below however outlines the typical, but not necessarily all, expectations in each stage to increase effectiveness of the mentoring relationship and sessions.
During the first stage, both GND Master Mentor and you will:
clarify mutual expectations
establish appropriate boundaries
discover initial exploration of your goals
talk about what success towards the end might look like
agree logistics around meetings and communication
review early sessions to establish the mentoring relationship is working for both parties
In the middle stage, you will:
come with an agenda
reflect on the mentoring sessions
aim to integrate learning from each session
By the end stage, both GND Master Mentor and you will:
be aware when the mentoring relationship has run its course
initiate proactive conversations to plan for the ending
review the original objectives
review the learning and progress
review the outcomes
We base our mentoring on 5 principles of development. This is the model of speaking, listening, asking, planning, doing and reviewing.
Our sessions are flexible and can take place via telephone, video, online or face to face to support you in solving your challenges and achieving your ambitions.