The ultimate kick-start guide to become an inspiring mentor and make a difference in the life of another in a few short months of practice. Get all the tips you need to make smart decisions on preparing-for, launching, managing, and wrapping-up your mentoring relationship. From early preparation and staying focused when you are feeling distracted, to navigating the complexities of goal-setting when your mentoree is ambitious, or lofty, or struggling and overwhelmed, to using questions and exploring, to listening for insight, and adding different perspectives to decision-making processes, to simply experiencing AHA! moments, to recognizing when it is time to wrap-up - you are embarking on a pathway to developing your Mentor Mind-Set. You will have valued conversations that improve the quality of the decision-making of your mentoree, and in turn, your own decision-making will be enhanced.
Catherine has deep expertise in supporting organizations in finding ways to capitalize on their talent and deliver better outcomes by taking a values-based approach to managing the most difficult of managerial and leadership issues - individual and organizational transition management.
Catherine has worked with multi-faceted organizations in the public, private and 3rd sector over 30-years. A selection of her clients include: Teaching and community hospitals, many Ontario Government Ministries, primary manufacturing, mining/construction/industrials, automotive and manufacturing, financial institutions, technology and pharmaceuticals, and professional associations.
Catherine is a thought leader, International speaker and author. She authored Delivering Bad News.../Annoncer des mauvaises nouvelles... for the provincial government and later sold 25,000 copies to the federal government (that is a business best seller in Canada!). Over the course of her career, she designed the acclaimed labour/management adjustment program for the then restructuring steel industry across Canada, widespread reductions in force for the Federal and Ontario Government, restructuring of the health sector in Ontario, and the too-many-to-count complex individual employment terminations that needed her gentle touch. She developed a reputation for handling the most complex of employment issues with grace that preserved the dignity of the individual, the credibility of leadership and the integrity of the organization.
Catherine is a Fellow Certified Management Consultant, an honour bestowed on individuals for their contribution to their field of expertise, the profession, and to society; and an alumnus of the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference.