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2018 Business Mentoring Conference

The 2018 Business Mentoring Conference in London took place on 30th April. The event was held at the NatWest Conference Centre just off Bishopsgate in London and it was great to see that so many of you were able to attend.

The conference delivered against the backdrop of these uncertain yet exciting times, where innovation and entrepreneurship with the right guidance can thrive. This was presented as something to celebrate.

Our keynote speakers provided thought-provoking and practical insights to take back into our mentoring. And the interactive sessions provided the opportunity to learn tangible skills and techniques to improve our practice. As always, there was also the invaluable opportunity to connect with and learn from others in our field

Chris Harding spoke motivationally on ‘The Rapidly Changing World’, explaining how he helps his clients not only to navigate but also to gain momentum and take the advantage in today’s fast-moving climate. The widely-respected Julie Starr shared her in-depth knowledge of ‘high impact mentoring’, revisiting some core principles and opening up new perspectives.

Interactive sessions were taken by:

The Agile Business Consortium with Geoff Ellingham – Key Agile concepts and how to apply them in coaching.

C-Me Profiling with Isla Baliszewska – Techniques to equip teams and individuals to maximise opportunities and personal growth.

AQR International with Doug Strycharczyk – Mental Toughness, how the MTQ Plus framework can help mentors understand why their clients behave the way they do.

Harrow Mentoring with Omasta-Milsom – Key insights in the development and evolvement of mentoring programmes.

Entrepreneurial Spark with Gayle Mann – Detailing how this NatWest integrated initiative is exploring ways to prepare entrepreneurs for industry 4.0 – we all need to be clued up.

The Q&As were another highlight. Nick Howe from NatWest gave his fascinating insider view of how our national bank is planning for the short to medium term.

The Association of Business Mentors would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who took part and made it such a success. A special thanks to our sponsors: Mentoring Harrow and Natwest.

Were you there?

Please feel free to add your thoughts on this year’s conference.


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