What kind of body language mistakes do you think people make
when speaking or making presentations?
What’s your best advice to lead effectively?
What do you find unique about doing business with Maritimers?
How do leaders know when it’s time to coach and when mentoring is more appropriate?
I had the privilege of sitting on a panel at an event entitled ‘Inspiring Mentors, Connecting New Brunswick’ last week. The event was sponsored by The Financial and Consumer Services Commission and, given the capacity attendance, was hitting on a hot topic – the importance of mentorship to businesses, communities and individuals.
I jumped at the opportunity to be part of the conversation – our mandate at Vision Coaching is to help educate the business community – and leaders – on what coaching is and how it both compliments and differs from mentoring.
We’ve found the most effective way to educate leaders is to have them participate in an interactive workshop where they see demonstrations of – and ultimately experience – coaching and mentorship skills. These workshops quickly highlight the power of both mentoring and coaching when used properly.
As published in the Telegraph-Journal, Saturday, March 16, 2014
Shilo Boucher never dreamed she would be the CEO and president of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. She knew when she was a teenager that she wanted to be a chartered accountant and, as a woman who likes to get things done, that is exactly what she did.
After attending UNB Saint John, she quickly attained her chartered accountant designation and prepared to launch into her profession.
Shilo initially set her sights on building her career at Deloitte. When she became a manager, Shilo started looking for ways to give back to the community and she landed on the YMCA as the perfect place to volunteer. Through a friend, and mentor, the newly minted chartered accountant became a director and eventually the treasurer on the YMCA board.