I’m on Faculty of Thought Leaders Business School. I started as a student over 6 years ago. On top of our quarterly ‘Immersions’ where we are all together for 3 days to learn and implement, we were allocated a mentor. Mine was the world leader in storytelling, Gabrielle Dolan. She’s uber impressive. I have no doubt she contributed to how quickly I grew myself and my practice.
Mentoring as a concept, gives us the chance to have someone, who is more experienced and expert, as a sound board to your ideas, thinking and can grow you in ways that you didn’t see. It’s about helping us grow and improve and reaching our goals. So it’s good. But it could be better.
Think about it. If you get lots of value from one conversation, how much value would you get from 2 or 3 or 10 at once. So yeah… this is where we need to head. Amplifying the experience by increasing the number of people in it.
Being in Business School I get to rub shoulders with the best of the best. Tracey Ezard is one of those. Tracey is a frickin legend. She’s an expert in learning. She used to be a Teacher and now she teaches Teachers and those who teach in any environment. And she came up with this model, or I should say kick arse model, to help us understand all the elements for an amazing learning environment to exist.
What I love about it, aside from all the content it covers, is that it asks the participants (yeah YOU), to assess whether you are a Leaner or Learner in those group learning environments. Coz this is where the magic happens. When we all contribute to each other’s success.
Ask yourself; Do you go into mentoring or learning environment and expect the trainer to do all the work? Or do you recognise that it’s a two way street?
This is an awesome way to understand what it takes for group learning environments to thrive and for you to get the best from them and with them.
We are offering a free group mentoring session for anyone who signs up to our ‘Feedback that doesn’t suck’ webinar series. It will be this stuff in action. I’m just lucky I get to learn from the best. So let’s pass it on right?!