Meeting Your Inner Mentor

Wednesday 26th January 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm Add to my calendar
Member : FREE   Guest : £10  

WIBF and Moody’s are delighted to offer a thought-provoking session, led by Liz Walker and Alison Maitland, to introduce you to your ‘Inner Mentor’.

“You’re not good enough”; “You’ll never achieve that”; “Don’t even bother trying”… We’re all used to hearing the voice of our inner critic and all the negative things that it says about us and our potential. But what if we could summon up an inner mentor, to offer some perspective, some counterbalance and some inspiration?

Mentoring is widely-recognised as critical for professional development. Women, in particular, are encouraged to find mentors who will offer advice and provide support and sponsorship through their careers. And this is indeed often very valuable. But, is it also slightly disempowering? Is it teaching us to reach out to others for guidance when actually we have the resources within?

Our belief is that we all have the inner resources to act as our own mentor. We have a voice inside that can guide and support us. And this session will help you to access it.

Key Takeaways:

  • An introduction to your own inner mentor – an older, wiser and more experienced version of yourself.
  • An opportunity to reflect on the words of wisdom that your inner mentor might share and the role it might play in supporting you going forwards.
  • A simple tool to put the inner mentor and inner critic into perspective and help you choose where to focus your energies.

Liz Walker & Alison Maitland

Liz Walker and Alison Maitland are co-founders of Becoming, a business that enables women to lead unapologetic lives through personal and leadership development.

They offer the Becoming Journey, a virtual learning programme for women who are stuck or knocked off track in their leadership career and want to rediscover the leader that they are and what they truly want to do. They also work with organisations on their gender networks, as well as offering coaching services to women.

Liz is a coach and facilitator with nearly 20 years of experience in leadership, learning and development in global organisations. She has a Masters in Organisational Behaviour and is an EMCC accredited coach, working across a range of sectors and all levels of organisation, including Board level.

Alison is an HCPC registered psychologist, an experienced trainer and facilitator with more than 20 years of research, consulting and HR experience. She has taught, published and researched on issues of equality, intersectionality, identity and difference and regularly speaks on leadership, team-development and inclusive psychology.

Together their work at Becoming is focused on walking alongside women as they explore who they are and how they think about themselves, their purpose and the impact they want to have in the world.

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

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