The Mentors Who Made Me
For anyone thinking about getting a mentor, becoming a mentor or anyone considering implementing a mentoring programme at their organisation, The Mentors Who Made Me podcast will give you some real-life inspiration and guidance on what works, what doesn’t work and how to unlock the power of mentoring for the benefit of engagement, career development, inclusion and culture.
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Episode 1: Lucy Mullins
Join us as we speak with Lucy Mullins, an executive coach and Co-Founder of Ride The Wave, an exciting new professional coach training programme. We’ll be talking about the mentors in her life as well as the differences between coaching and mentoring and what we can take from coaching techniques to become better mentors ourselves.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 1 – Lucy Mullins
Episode 2: Ed Beccle
Join us as we speak to our very own founder Ed Beccle about what role mentoring has played in his career and how it helped him create the Grasp mentoring platform.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 2 – Ed Beccle
Episode 3: Alan Slavik
This week we talk to Alan Slavik, the latest addition to the Grasp team, about his vast experience with mentors and his journey through the field of learning and development.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 3 – Alan Slavik
Episode 4: Kenny Temowo
In this episode, we speak with the Head of Leadership Development and Learning at Improbable, Kenny Temowo, about experience design, creativity in learning and the mentors who have supported him throughout his career and personal development.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 4 – Kenny Temowo
Episode 5: Leïla Bazzi
We talk to lawyer, gender equality advocate and founder of Lean In Morocco Chapter, Leïla Bazzi, about mentoring and gender equality.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 5 – Leila Bazzi
Episode 6: Sergey Gorbatov
This week we spoke to Sergey Gorbatov; professor, researcher, speaker of leadership and HR and co-author of Fair Talk: Three Steps to Powerful Feedback about how to give and use feedback effectively in your personal and professional development.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 6 – Sergey Gorbatov
Episode 7: Kate McCourt
We speak to Kate McCourt VP CIS Development, Change Management & Europe at DHL Express about her experience with mentoring programmes in large organisations. Kate speaks to us about how, and more importantly why, to find and reach out to mentors – “you’ll be surprised how willing people are to help you”.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 7 – Kate McCourt
Episode 8: Mariana Machado
We speak to Mariana Machado about all things mentoring and culture and explore how understanding human behaviours and mindsets is key to the growth and development of employees. Mariana tells us about her far from linear career and we discuss how mentoring can help employees move to different roles, to the benefit of themselves and their organisation.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 8 – Mariana Machado
Episode 9: Nathan Chestney-Stagg
Having proactively found his first mentor on a golf range when he was just 13 years old, NCS knows a thing or two about mentoring. We talk to Nathan about his mentoring matrix, diversity of thought and active listening and get to delve into his experience to see what makes a great mentorship.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 9 – Nathan Chestney-Stagg
Episode 10: Chris Aleong
This week we speak to mentoring enthusiast Chris Aleong about how mentoring helped him change from a career in finance to a career in Life Sciences. Chris shares with us best practice for mentors as well as a fantastic example of how you can change direction in your career and be successful, especially with a little help from mentorship.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 10 – Chris Aleong
Episode 11: José María Villarreal
This week we talk to José María Villarreal about the opportunities of self exploration and growth through mentoring and harnessing global talent in large organisations.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 11 – José María Villarreal
Episode 12: Professor Jennifer Petriglieri
We speak to Jennifer Petriglieri, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, and author of Couples That Work, about her amazing book on how dual-career couples can thrive in love and in work. Jennifer shares how mentorship has supported her throughout her life and we discuss how to find and use mentorship to help find a better balance between parenting and work without sacrificing our careers.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 12 – Professor Jennifer Petriglieri
Episode 13: Elizabeth Lembke
We speak to Elizabeth Lembke about communication in today’s workplace, systemic coaching, the importance of collaboration and boss mentors.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 13 – Elizabeth Lembke
Episode 14: Donna Peters
This week we speak to Career Coach and Host of The Me-Suite Donna Petes, about the meaning and importance of mentorship in career development and how the mentors in her life made her what she is today.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 14 – Donna Peters
Episode 15: Amanda Nolen
In our final episode of the season, we speak to Amanda Nolen, Learning Strategist and Author of the LinkedIn course, ‘The Future of Workplace Learning’. Take a listen as we explore skills gaps and the role of mentoring in the future of learning.
LISTEN NOW: Episode 15 – Amanda Nolen