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for personal & social change
"We talk to the people close to us all the time, but quite often it's about everyday stuff... Conversations about
bigger things in life arent's always as easy to just slip into, even though they are often a lot more important.
Things like which set patterns in your life you'd like to change. Or whether you feel you are making
good use of your talents." - Flow 35
Conversational mentoring is a meeting of minds where both the mentor and the mentee take turns to lead
and feed into the other, helping release the restrictions of the mind so you to take those risks needed to
bring change and trust the process so you can not only find but also amplify your unique voice
as an individual and as a small collective working in the field of social change.
"Conversational coaching is the art of informally using coaching techniques during the course of an everyday conversation. Coaching can have a variety of purposes but the main premise is that the coach assumes that the person being coached is the best person to create their own solutions and in addition, has all of the resources and information they need within themselves.
Conversational coaching can be used as a way of helping someone to establish their desired outcome, make the best possible decision about a given situation, analyse a complex scenario, look at an issue from a new perspective, find a solution to a problem or simply just trigger a new or more positive pattern of thinking." - Sharon Grant
Mentoring for Conversational Leadership is about helping you to appreciate "the extraordinary but underutilized power of conversation, recognizing that we can all lead, and adopt a conversational approach to the way in which we live and work together in an increasingly complex world." - David Gurteen
As a mentor, I believe in meeting you where you are and assisting you with what you are looking to grow on while sharing those tools you need to implement change in that aspect of your life that needs it most.
A skillful mentor with years of international experience through diverse organizational, social, cultural and educational contexts, I take a conversational and holistic approach to mentoring and coaching. I work with individuals and small collectives that act as catalysts/advocates/activists for positive social change both at a personal and community/collective level. I facilitate the “unmooring” from old bounded spaces towards new “unused futures”.
Depending on your location, we can have either face to face or online sessions tailored to your needs. I offer my mentoring skills in the following areas:
Setting early career goals: mentoring for new graduates
Envisioning career & life change: guiding through the challenging times of change
Developing conversational leadership skills: navigating & leading organizational culture change
Developing conversational teams: mentoring for small groups/collectives
Mentoring for social change communication: for individuals and collectives serving communities
Experiencing conversational mentoring circles
"Re-wilding" the self: walking in nature mentoring conversations