Are Mentors Really Helpful In Acheiving Your Career Goals?

Ife Ade Tokan | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Ife Ade Tokan

A mentor is indispensable in getting you to the next level in your career and enhancing your prospects of success. It is never too late to get a mentor, simply because the road to success has no destination, but a constant journey of development and self-assessment till the day you die. So get one today!

Why We All Need Mentors

Sara Link | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Sara Link

When I think back to key moments in my life, I was fortunate enough to have supportive mentors who helped provide me with guidance, ideas and confidence, to achieve my goals at different points in time. I think back to a teacher at my school who recognised my interest in international relations and helped me consider a study abroad programme...

Independent Research Backs The Effectiveness Of Mosaic's Mentoring Programmes

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Jonathan Freeman

After a busy and successful year, Mosaic, HRH The Prince of Wales' mentoring initiative that is now proudly part of The Prince's Trust, has been busy ...

Solving the UK's Young People Crisis Requires a Change in Attitude

Emma Atkins | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Emma Atkins

In the current social and economic climate, with issues such as mental health and poverty hitting the headlines as prevalent issues, young people are going to require these attitudes - in particular resilience - more than ever over the coming years. It's our responsibility to make sure the support is available to bring these out and empower young people to lead their own positive lives.

Celebrating the Power of Mentoring on Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Cherie Blair | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Cherie Blair

Confidence is crucial for entrepreneurial success, and having a mentor who can offer encouragement along the way can make a huge difference. But mentoring also helps women develop hard skills that are vital to business growth. Knowing how to write a robust business plan, balance a budget or implement a marketing strategy are competencies that are often out of reach for women living in developing communities... Ultimately, the real success stories are the women entrepreneurs themselves. Onty says that working with Cherie enabled her business to break even for the first time. Business growth aside, she's also determined to use her success to help other young women in her community - proof that empowering women generates lasting impacts.

Bribery & Corruption

David C. M. Carter | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

Bribery and corruption - like beauty and so many other lofty moral issues and ideals - are always in the eye of the beholder. I recall in 1980 worki...

Real Leadership

David C. M. Carter | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
David C. M. Carter

Working as a CEO mentor for over 18 years now, I have had the privilege of working with a number of truly inspirational 'greats'. The two traits that they all have though, are gravitas and charisma. They know their stuff and they emit an aura - even the shy ones.

Seven Pieces of Career Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

Vicky Bullen | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

If you are lucky you will get plenty of advice as you forge ahead with your career...and of course there is always the internet to turn to now for comment and thought. But as I think about some of the things people have taught me over the years I often wish that I had learned them earlier - I wish someone had sat me down and just shared a few key pointers right at the beginning.

Can Your Business Failure Be Another's Success?

Yasmina Siadatan | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Yasmina Siadatan

According to the Small Business Federation, businesses that seek support are 70% more likely to survive beyond the first 5 years. It's not rocket science - like everything in life, you're more likely to succeed with input from those who've done it before. Entire business sectors have grown based on that premise...

Entrepreneurs need like minded friends!

Michaela Jedinak | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
Michaela Jedinak

I am co founder of leading personal style site and my own fashion label I have been now an entrepreneu...

The Challenges Faced by Female Entrepreneurs and the Importance of Female Mentoring

Annoushka Ducas MBE | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK
Annoushka Ducas MBE

One of the most important lessons I have learnt from my years in business is that nothing is possible without hard work. Women today are often juggling family, children and work and this is one of the challenges we face daily. However, as a mother of four children, I know the importance of having a support system, but also being able to be self-reliant.

Mentor Advice Helps the Innovative Business Survive

Brendan Flattery | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

In today's complex entrepreneurial business environment, mentoring can be more important than ever and make the difference between success and failure. Around the world, business confidence is returning and as trading conditions improve, high growth is the target.

Natural Entrepreneurship - Turning a Passion Into Profession, With Alix Bateman

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Katerina Zherebtsova

Alix was asked to be a guest speaker, showcasing high end craftsmanship and exchanging opinions on making inspiring choices in life.

The Importance of Sisterhood

Sadie Brown | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

As I am sat at Triumph HQ in London waiting to meet with an old friend and marketing guru, I am mesmerized not only by the beautiful sets of underwear adorning every corner like a wallpaper of diversity and femininity, but also by the warm and open feel from the staff buzzing around me...

Desperately Seeking Female Role Model

Bexy Cameron | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bexy Cameron

Globally, women are under represented at the top in politics world-wide by 85%and over represented at the bottom; we make up 70% of the worlds impoverished. But when you aren't actively part of either of those demographics and reside in a world as 'progressive' as the creative industry, you can be lead to think that inequality is something that happens to 'other women'.

The Importance of Mentoring: Listen, Share and Enjoy

Victoria Fox | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Victoria Fox

When I started out in business I was very lucky to work with someone who listened to me, shared their knowledge and skills, and basically helped my working experience become an enjoyable one. In short, this colleague was my mentor. A mentor can be anyone who helps you grow by sharing their knowledge with you, offering advice, and being genuinely concerned about you and your success.

Your World After the End of The World: An Experiment

Annalisa Sarasini | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annalisa Sarasini

Two years ago, when I decided to leave my job as VP of Sales for a public company, many people told me "don't do it/that's the end of your career/such a risky move" because I didn't have another job lined up. They saw what I was doing as the end of my world, whilst for me it was the beginning of a new one.

What Do Women Entrepreneurs in Honduras and India Have in Common?

Annalisa Sarasini | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Annalisa Sarasini

There are so many obvious answers to this question: they started a business, they want to make money, they live in developing markets, and of course they want to be successful. But what do we really mean by "to be successful"? Making a lot of money? Be famous? Own a huge house and be on holiday forever? Sometimes that's it, but not always... and not everywhere....

Britain's Hereditocracy, Ctd

Brian John Spencer | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

On the Skills Problem, let it be said quite flatly: the economy has changed but university curricula haven't. What I'm trying to say is that many universities don't actually teach your skills that make its students into a good fit with the job market. So you know what that often means? Yep, joblessness...

Inspiring the Leaders of Tomorrow

Haroon Ali | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Haroon Ali

The Leadership Through Sports programme aims to assist young adults to become leaders and ambassadors in their communities by creating life-changing opportunities. It has definitely made a difference to my life.

Mentors Are the Hidden Gems That Can Make or Break a Business (And Its Owner)

Rekha Mehr | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK
Rekha Mehr

My biggest regret is not finding a mentor earlier on into my journey. I put this down to a lack of clear information about the specific types of mentoring services available and lack of transparency around the costs of their services.

The Importance of Being Mentored

Bev James | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK
Bev James

The concept of mentoring is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and more needs to be done to encourage businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to large multinational corporations, to get mentors and in turn give back through mentoring schemes.

Mentoring in the Workplace: Empathy by the Back Door

Rose Schreiber | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK
Rose Schreiber

While there are many private sector mentoring programmes in place, these are too often seen as 'nice-to-have', but not essential. Many businesses have yet to appreciate the real added value that mentoring can have in many areas of employee performance.

London: Europe's Start-up 'Nation' in the Making

Priyam Sharma | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Priyam Sharma

Since our time working in the startup scene and attending countless entrepreneurial presentations and events in London and abroad, we have been getting a clear sense of what makes London a truly special place to build a startup.

The Importance of Mentoring for Women in IT

Sheila Flavell | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Tech
Sheila Flavell

As the Chief Operating Officer of a leading IT services supplier I have long been an advocate of mentoring for women and strongly believe that the method is especially relevant for women working within the field of IT.