Daring to Succeed – The importance of Goal Setting and How To Build Powerful Mentoring Relationships for your Career Success - AM Session
Mentore has a proven track record in accelerating careers and developing leaders with premium mentoring at both financial services, professional service and other FTSE 100 companies such as BT, BP, BNY Mellon, Lloyds Banking Group, and Santander UK. Mentore’s differentiated approach to mentoring programmes, has enabled them to build a deep understanding of the benefits of mentoring and particularly of the ways to get the most out of mentoring for yourself and for your organisation.
In an interactive session, Emma Avignon, CEO Mentore will provide first-hand experience of how to set your own goals for mentoring and provide practical ways to build an effective and enjoyable relationship with your mentor. She will share advice on how to be a great mentee, the importance of setting goals and how to identify your own success factors and how to get the most out of a mentor and your mentoring experience.
As well as sharing advice and guidance from her experience, Emma will answer your questions and leave you with realistic and actionable takeaways.
Emma Avignon is the CEO of Mentore Consulting, which works with businesses to identify, develop and accelerate their most talented professionals by designing bespoke development programmes, delivered through professional mentoring. Emma achieves a best-fit match with an experienced mentor and leads a team that provides best in class advice, experience and guidance through mentoring, as well as access to appropriate networks and connections. Mentore’s purpose has always been centred around diversity and Emma is committed to enabling mentees to flourish, creating high performance leadership teams, whilst also achieving a diversity of thinking at the top of organisations.
Emma speaks on the value of mentoring, networking and sponsorship and offers practical advice as to how people in minority groups can progress their own careers, how allies can play an active role and how organisations can change to foster diversity in senior leadership teams.
Emma is passionate about working with companies to create environments for all people to flourish. Through her consultancy work, Emma advises companies on how to embed diversity and inclusion goals into the heart of their business strategy – to achieve measurable, sustainable change and engagement from across all groups of people in the organisation.
Emma has more than 15 years of experience working for large professional services firms including PWC and EY, where she provided restructuring and transaction advice to multi-national corporations. Emma consulted with both boards and executive leadership teams to drive the development and delivery of strategic initiatives.
Emma also mentors future business leaders across corporates, charities and social enterprises.
Emma is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BA in Modern Languages, French and German, from the University of Leeds. She enjoys art, music, gardening and the outdoors, whilst blending her work with looking after and having fun with her two teenage children.
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