Tag: Life mentoring

Do you ever have feelings of not being good enough?

It’s a cold rainy day here in Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia. The wood burning stove is on and I’m watching an Aussie rules game of football on the television. How good then to get a call from a client, George, with whom I haven’t spoken to in over twelve months. George runs a very successful […]

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Who is the real you?

I remember participating in a culture session when I was part of Shirlaws, the global coaching company. The facilitator issued us with lots of paper and ask us to create a number of face masks. Each mask was to represent the different personas that we presented to the world. Everyone there seemed to have no […]

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Born to Mentor or Learn to Mentor

Let me say right up front that I don’t think every person can be a good mentor. Yes you might be successful, have had a wonderful career and a long-term happy marriage. But does that mean you are capable of being an effective mentor. Not necessarily! In my experience many successful people lack self awareness. […]

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Fear is the natural reaction when getting closer to the truth!

I’m writing this post at 35000 feet on my way from Sydney to Hamilton Island. My wife is across the aisle and I’m on my way to spend the weekend working with the management team of a new client. I will be presenting and facilitating for two days and I’m feeling excited and confident. Cast […]

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What should I speak to my mentor about?

Whilst the concept of mentoring has been around forever, the idea of having a range of Life Mentors is new. In the past we would seek guidance from the elders in our community, but today this practice is far less prevalent. Could this be because we are just expected to know about things, because technology […]

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What is the difference between a vision and a goal?

This is a great question and one that I find myself regularly discussing with my clients. First thing to say is that both concepts, at least as I define them, are essential tools in the creation of a valuable and happy life. Let’s start with vision. The best definition I’ve come across is that a […]

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Lessons from the 2015 Australian Intergenerational Report: The Challenge of Change

Lessons from the 2015 Australian Intergenerational Report: The Challenge of Change

Every five years the Australian Government commissions a report that attempts to provide us with an insight into some of the challenges that we, here in Australia, will face over the next 40 years and the decisions we need to make now. A mammoth task, made more difficult this time round by the political discussion […]

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Where to find a good Life Mentor

I seem to hear the word mentor everywhere these days. There are numerous schemes operating within companies, many educational establishments have mentoring programs and entrepreneurs often speak about those that have mentored them along the way. But are these examples of Life Mentoring? Probably not. Yes, mentors will often stray from their core topic of […]

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What to look for in a Life Mentor

Choosing a Life Mentor could be one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. Get it right and you could uncover a fabulous treasure trove of knowledge and support for your journey through life. Get it wrong and you could waste a lot of time, money and worst of all, emotional energy. […]

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