What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a dynamic process characterised by empathetic listening, mutual sharing of experiences, professional camaraderie, fostering insight through reflection, acting as a sounding board, and providing encouragement. As described by David Clutterbuck, Co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, it nurtures personal and professional growth.

According to Eric Parsloe, Co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and founder of The OCM, mentoring aims to empower individuals to take charge of their own learning, unlocking their potential, enhancing their skills, and becoming the best version of themselves.

Benefits of Mentoring

Mentoring offers a wide array of benefits, impacting personal and professional dimensions, including:

  • Empowerment and support in personal development.
  • Guidance in identifying and achieving career goals.
  • Assistance in recognising and addressing skill and knowledge gaps.
  • Boosting self-confidence.
  • Fostering a broader perspective on career choices and opportunities.
    (Source: Southampton University)

Karen Blake Mentoring Service

Our mentors engage with mentees individually, offering various meeting options, including face-to-face, telephone, or virtual sessions through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Our mentoring support includes:

  • Valuable advice and guidance.
  • Skill and knowledge development.
  • Enhancement of communication skills.
  • Gaining fresh perspectives.
  • Career advancement by staying focused on your professional path.

To kickstart your mentoring journey, let’s start a conversation!

Mentoring Programme

How it works:

Our mentoring programme consists of monthly meetings or telephone appointments, with each session building upon the previous one. A minimum commitment of 6 sessions, each lasting one hour.


6 x 1-hour sessions – £300 or £50 per month

Please note that different fee structures may apply if your employer sponsors your mentoring. Contact us at info@karenblakecoaching.com for details.

Cancellation Policy

Appointments cancelled less than two working days in advance are subject to a fee equivalent to one hour of the coach’s time (i.e., £50). Cancellations on the day of the meeting or non-attendance will incur the full fee for the scheduled time.

Ready to unlock your full potential through mentoring? Contact us today to start your journey of personal and professional growth!