Making The Most Of Mentoring - Unlocking The Power Of The Relationship

Wednesday 26th May 2021 8:15am to 9:45am Add to my calendar

This event is invite only - if you are a WIBF mentee and have not received an invite, please email

This 90 minute interactive and engaging session will explore the skills needed to maximise your interactions with your mentor, so that you can both get the best out of the experience. You will examine how to set constructive and respectful boundaries from the start; how to manage your state and engagement levels during your conversations; and how to ignite your curiosity and questioning, to draw out as much insight and learning as possible.

The masterclass will cover:

  • Managing state and status: engaging at the right level with your mentor from day one
  • Curiosity: the art and the skills for effective questioning and listening
  • Practice: pair work to explore how to set and manage boundaries and expectations with your mentor, applying the skills learnt in the session

This virtual event will be delivered via Zoom - please register with us in advance of the session to ensure you receive the joining instructions.

Abi Eniola has led groups and individuals in communications skills, personal impact, presentations, leadership and management development since 1997. She designed and runs RADA Business’s successful Impact and Influence for Women course and is passionate about helping women to discover their voices, increase their confidence and become powerful communicators. Abi has also worked in the area of inclusion since 1998.

As an actor, Abi worked in theatre, television and radio for twenty years, and could be heard around the world in the BBC Radio soap Westway. She was also part of the education team at the Unicorn Theatre and ran regular workshops at the Tricycle Theatre.

Along with an MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice, Abi holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Social Anthropology and is an ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited executive coach. She combines very practical techniques from the world of theatre with transformational coaching, to help individuals to dramatically improve their physical and vocal presence.

Her transformational coaching approach goes beyond improving ways of thinking and behaving, to transforming ways of being and seeing in any situation. By creating a safe, enjoyable environment, Abi supports and empowers people to achieve their communication and impact goals quickly.

Abi has extensive experience in the public and private sectors and has worked with many organisations, including: BBC, Granada Television, Guardian, Freshfields, Linklaters, Berwin Leigton Paisner LLP, House of Commons, UK Border Agency, Department for International Trade, RBS, Barclays, HSBC, Citigroup, KPMG, EY, Deloitte, NHS England & Wales, General Medical Council, Royal College of Midwives, Cancer Research UK, Aviva, Chubb Insurance, M& G Insurance, Lend Lease, BT, Atkins, Eaton, Maybourne Hotel Group, TGI Friday, and Olympic Games Organising Committee.

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