Mentoring can be a useful addition to a training programme, helping apply learning in practice and supporting professional and personal growth. It can increase confidence by providing support as new skills are learnt and developed.
A mentor acts as a critical friend to a learner: challenging assumptions, offering alternative perspectives, and facilitating them finding solutions themselves. Mentoring encourages reflective practice by providing a sounding board for ideas and enhances professional development through action planning and goal setting.
Chris Taylor Solutions can provide mentoring to enhance personal development and to augment training courses. Mentoring arrangements will usually include some face-to-face meetings, but will also make use of current technologies such as Skype.