Robin's Mentoring Matters Blog

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Finding Inspiration – Mentors who shape our lives

Finding Inspiration – Mentors who shape our lives

When you were young, who was your hero? Do you still have heroes? Who are your guiding lights, the people who have and are shaping your life? While walking along the beach on a beautiful Autumn day recently - a privilege in my retirement! - I was reflecting on all the...

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Building a Resilient Youth: The Power of Mentoring

Building a Resilient Youth: The Power of Mentoring

I am continually reminded of the importance of young people understanding that they are responsible for the choices they make each day; that every choice has a consequence and, if they are experiencing challenging times or abuse of any sort, they can choose to speak...

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Key qualities of a mentor as a friend

Key qualities of a mentor as a friend

A couple of weeks ago, as I was thinking more about the key qualities of a mentor as a friend, my wife and I flew to Cape Town to participate in a Memorial gathering for my closest friend Peter Van Ryneveld. Pete had been diagnosed with a brain tumor about eight weeks...

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7 Key Mentoring Life Lessons

7 Key Mentoring Life Lessons

I continue my writing journey, racing towards the deadline to send the completed manuscrip to my publisher, incredibly grateful for the positive words of encouragement I have received from people who were interested in reading an early draft. I am so conscious of the...

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A revolutionary and unique approach to mentoring

A revolutionary and unique approach to mentoring

Looking for some quick tips and ideas to encourage your work with teenagers - as a teacher, coach, parent, grandparent, or youth worker? Perhaps you feel you would like more training, or a refresher course, to prepare you for a mentoring role, though struggle to free...

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