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BIMA Breakfast Briefing - Mentoring

23 May 2018

Posted by Rachel Johnson

Mentoring is at its best when both parties know the commitment involved and have a plan for using the months wisely, and the Breakfast Briefing explained what that commitment is and what the ground rules are.

 
Jane Newell Brown, People Consultant in the Mentoring Council

We were delighted to welcome a roomful of prospective mentors and mentees to Huge’s London HQ for the of this year’s BIMA's latest mentoring cohort.

When we think about our career, most of us have a natural tendency to dwell on the negatives - on the times things didn’t go so well and the occasions we didn't get the outcomes we wanted.

People Consultant in the Mentoring Council, Jane Newell Brown began this Breakfast Briefing with a challenge to think differently: to learn from the many experiences that do go as planned and examine when we were at our best and why.

It’s that positive take on introspection that’s at the heart of the six-month BIMA Mentoring Programme, which aims to pair mentees with mentors a ‘level’ or two ahead of their existing positions, so the support they can offer is at its most relevant and applicable.

Mentoring, Jane says, is at its best when both parties know the commitment involved and have a plan for using the months wisely, and the Breakfast Briefing explained what that commitment is and what the ground rules are.

Most importantly, James Basset, Digital Creative Director at Sony Music; Rachel Faber, Business Director at Your Favourite Story and Chris Spurr, Director at Effection gave their thoughts on why they became mentors and mentees in the first place, and shared the impact their experiences have had.

You can view the full event here – with apologies that the audio is on the quiet side, so crank the speakers/headphones up before you start.

If you’d like to apply to be a mentor or mentee on the next cohort (starting in August), or if you’d like to  join  BIMA’s Mentoring Council, please sign up here

Rachel Johnson
Posted by Rachel Johnson

Rachel has recently joined BIMA having worked for more than 20 years in the world of Marketing. Rachel has many impressive client, charity and agency-side results to her credit and stories to tell. As both a team player and independent advisor, Rachel loves to see the bigger picture and is a strong strategic thinker. She has led ambitious projects for start-ups, worked alongside growing businesses and has been fortunate to work with some of the UK’s most respected and renowned agencies. A self-motivated original thinker, Rachel is also an extremely able marketer. She brings out the best in people at all levels. Her wealth of transferable skills includes project management – often with direct budgetary control - results-driven commercial awareness, proven networking strengths, digital marketing expertise and broad IT literacy. However, her achievements do not end there! In her spare time, she makes full-use of her Cumbrian home-town environment, walking, biking and running, and spending time as an enthusiastic side-line rugby and football mum for her two boys – Louie and Harley.

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