Mentor advice – Igniting the entrepreneurial spirit!

By |2017-08-15T11:54:36+00:00June 28th, 2017|Categories: Coaching Tips, Communication, Mentoring Advice|Tags: , , , , |

Mentor advice – Igniting the entrepreneurial spirit! By Karen Tidsall, Founder and Director, InterCHANGEpd According to economist Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950), entrepreneurs are not necessarily motivated by profit but regard it as a standard for measuring achievement or success. Schumpeter discovered that entrepreneurs: greatly value self-reliance strive for distinction through excellence are highly optimistic (otherwise [...]

open questions open minded

By |2017-08-15T11:54:37+00:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: Coaching Tips, Communication, Mentoring Advice|

Open Questions, Open Minded By InterCHANGE Associate Catherine Hamilton “I can’t believe that using an open question has made so much difference” This was the comment from a participant discovering the impact of being asked open questions during a coaching session.  Up until that point she had firmly believed that closed questions helped the talker [...]

International Day of Happiness

By |2017-08-15T11:54:37+00:00March 18th, 2017|Categories: Mentoring Advice|

Happier Mentoring! By InterCHANGE Associate Marisa Angelillo As dedicated Mosaic mentors, we work diligently to make sure our mentees grow in confidence, self-efficacy and we do our best to ensure that we share our work experiences to help prepare them for their future employability. But if there was one other gift we could engender in [...]

Improve Everything By 1%

By |2017-08-15T11:54:44+00:00March 14th, 2015|Categories: Mentoring Advice|

Improve Everything By 1% By Marisa Angelillo, InterCHANGE Associate Trainer  I recently read an article that made a big impact on me - ‘Marginal Gains’.  Apparently, Sir Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France by making very small, marginal improvements to everything he did. It started with changes that you might expect, for example: Improving his [...]

Power of Presence

By |2017-08-15T11:54:46+00:00September 23rd, 2014|Categories: Mentoring Advice|

Power of Presence Written by Claire Gold, InterCHANGE People Development Associate "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled” Plutarch What are the qualities of someone who is present? Inspiring, empathetic, great listener, dynamic, confident, authentic, engaging and assertive are all words that spring to mind. But how [...]