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Offer of Mentoring

Last updated by David Wallis on 2024-05-30.


On-to-one mentoring is an effective way for you to mine my expertise.

Learning from working with clients for 30 years, I've gained experience in using IT to pursue business advantage through increases in productivity.

My aim is to pass on my expertise remotely — by phone, text, email or remote connection.

Your goal is approached one objective at a time, as and when a session in pursuit of an objective suits your diary. Thus you avoid any sense of being thrown in at the deep on any goal.

Sample Excel bar and line chart

Mentoring is less disruptive to the working day than formal training courses and workshops

It's a useful resource for people working from home who cannot immediately cross the office to get guidance from a colleague. I can provide that guidance on an hourly basis

Business Goals and Objectives

Goals describe the long-term direction of, or your aspirations for, your business. Goals tend to be broad-brush: “to maximise profitability”; “to become the leading supplier in our sector”. As such, goals do not lend themselves to measurement.

Objectives are the clearly defined steps towards your goals. Objectives are well-defined: “Achieve 23% profitability within a year”; “Complete CRM database testing by end of August”. Objectives are measurable.

The SMART model is a popular way of breaking down the requirements for an objective:

Specific — relates to what the business does

Measurable — has to have a value

Agreed — by all those concerned

Realistic — should be ambitious, yet achievable given the resources

Time limited — must have a definite time for completion.

“A brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction”

John C Crosby (1859–1943)