Life & Business

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a powerful process that supports people in realising their true potential and in making changes in their life.

How does mentoring work?

Mentoring is a very effective collaboration between you and your mentor. The relationship is non-judgemental and is unconditional.  It is purely to support you to achieve. It takes place via conversation however it is very different from a personal  or social conversation. It is dynamic, focused and designed to move you forward in your life. Mentoring raises your awareness and encourages you take control of, and responsibility of your life.

Consider this for a moment… are the sum total of all the decisions that you have ever made in your life to date. Very true for us all. Now take a moment to answer these questions….

  • How are you living your life?
  • Are you living and enjoying every moment?
  • Are you just going through the motions?
  • Do you keep telling yourself one day you will really start?

The important thing is to ask yourself HOW you WANT to live your life and to what extent is that happening for you right now. If the answer to the second part is ‘not enough’ then if you WANT different, you need to DO different, a mentor can help you with this by working with you to :

  • Work out where you are in your life
  • Decide where you would rather be
  • Open yourself to new ways of thinking
  • Learn to close the gap

The mentoring experience

It can be a wonderful experience to be mentored and feel the support and encouragement of another person who believes in your ability to achieve. My goal when I mentor is to impart the process and have a portable skill so in the future you can mentor yourself through any changes you may want to make, personal or professional or because of any other external circumstance.

Beneficial skills learnt through mentoring include

  • Learn to listen to your inner self
  • Ask yourself powerful and relevant questions
  • Gain clarity about what REALLY matters to you
  • Stop procrastinating
  • Planning and taking steps
  • Keeping focused on plans and their timeframes until you succeed
  • Approaching challenges from different / new perspectives
  • Not allowing problems / challenges to be an excuse to give up
  • Able to successfully mentor others

How does mentoring differ from counselling or therapy?

Mentoring is not a type of counselling or therapy. These specialised interventions deal with not only the current issue the client is facing but also with their past, where there can be unresolved issues that still affect the individual. If we become aware throughout a mentoring session that you would benefit from counselling or any other therapy I will raise this with you to consider and provide a referral if and when appropriate or possible.

What can a mentor help me with?

Mentors utilise techniques to help their clients in all aspects of life. If you’ve ever struggled with something – whether it be sticking to a diet, learning a language, moving out of your comfort zone, standing up for yourself at work, then being mentored could be for you.

A mentor approaches things pragmatically. Through questions and exercises, I will try to get a good idea of how you look at the world. From this I will be able to identify the most effective route to your goal. Everyone is different, some people embrace change and new ideas, so may move quickly and easily whereas others work on chunking down a goal into small steps as change seems daunting. When working with HSPs I ensure that all their specific sensitivities are supported. I take an individual approach with all clients without judgement.

*Love life – Do you wish you had the confidence to approach someone you have your eye on? Do you struggle with commitment? Are you struggling to cope with a divorce? Whatever the problem, a life mentor could help you to understand your love-life and work towards improving it.

*Business life – Starting and running a business is challenging work. Sometimes we get so absorbed in hard work we neglect ourselves. Mentors can help with confidence, leadership, decision-making and work/life balance.

*Personal life – Do you feel like you’re not making the most of life? There’s so much to see, do and learn in this world, but often a lack of confidence, time and will-power can cause us to stay inside not doing anything. Mentors use specialist skills to motivate their clients to do the things they want to do, so they can overcome habitual procrastination.

*Performance – Improvement is at the core of mentoring. Whatever your skills, mentoring could help improve it. Whether you’re a student, an athlete, an artist, a writer, a performer, or a musician – adopting specialist techniques will help you to push your limitations and exceed expectations.

What areas have I mentored in?

Business mentoring includes retail, hairdressing, beautician, medical, legal, trucking, catering, natural therapies, transport, café, restaurants, clothing, entertainment industry.

Life mentoring has helped people…… thrive, improve their wellbeing, improve confidence and self esteem, become happier, become more resilient, find a career they loved, set clear goals, form better relationships, work though separation / divorce,  new cycles in life – retirement, empty nest, new parent, work on things they are passionate about (hobbies)  and have more meaning to their lives

Where to?

You can book a consultation here.

For all bookings at the Adelaide Energy Healing Centre, [192 Prospect Road, Prospect on Friday’s and Saturday’s] please phone (08) 8342 4109

If you would like more information on how I can assist you, please go to the contact page.

Feedback from a Mentoring Client

I highly recommend working with Vanessa for any mentoring

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