My approach to mentoring:
Mentoring students provides them with guidance and insights from collective experience.
Mentees utilise these insights to discover new avenues of study, explore potential arenas for work experience and develop research interests.
liaising with advocates for mentees, communicating their work and interests to colleagues and to the professional community.
My contribution to mentees is to relate their research interests, career goals and ideas to the practical applications. I have worked first-hand with developing systems and processes in response to direct business needs, as well as identifying areas of business practices requiring analysis and application. I absorb research in terms of the practical applications and the business practices to which the research can be applied.
I consider it a major role in my appointment to be accessible to mentees for advising, mentoring and discussion.
Mentees who wish to discover “real-world” scenarios will match well with my contributions. I can give them the insights that come from twenty years’ experience in the for-profit business world.
I have mentored over 32 students (graduate: 4 M.A.; undergraduate: 26 B.A. with honors), 2 postdocs.
I am Highfield Qualifications Accredited and classed as a Learning & Development Specialist
My skills and experience cover the full training cycle spectrum; training needs analysis, design and development of content, post event evaluation and delivery in a wide range of settings including classroom-based training, workshop facilitation, presentations and 1 to 1 and group coaching.