Leading companies isn’t easy – especially if you’re in your first leadership role.
As a Director, you need support in order to best serve your Board and stakeholders. A trusted independent advisor can provide you with invaluable advice and informed perspectives when you need it most
- With a confidential, experienced coach and mentor, you can test out ideas and receive crucial guidance in critical moments
- Learn how to make strategic decisions and assess risks
- Mentoring helps to develop management and relationship skills, which become increasingly important as your role and responsibilities grow with your company
Almost every great Director has been mentored, worked on personal development, and attended leadership programs over the course of their careers. However, when in a high-level role, it is rarely possible to give this work the dedicated time it needs.
This becomes an issue especially when tasked with making decisions in new areas and addressing problems they may have never foreseen in previous roles.
In these situations, mentoring becomes vital to success. While an executive coach can help give you feedback and develop specific skills, very few coaches have held roles like yours. Mentors, however, have. A great mentor provides advice based on specific examples from their own careers, wisdom, and networking as-needed. Furthermore, unlike organised mentoring programs, director mentoring is typically directed by you, the mentee, making it highly customised and specific to the issues you face in your organisation.