The Ivy House mentor experience

The Ivy House mentors play a fundamental role in the development of the next generation of leaders. Drawing upon their experience and expertise, they provide 1:1 guidance and support to our programme delegates. It is a hugely rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Spinny Witter, who heads up the mentor programme, says, “I have had the extraordinary pleasure of seeing first-hand the impact our mentors make. The feedback we get from our delegates is fantastic. They really appreciate the opportunity to connect to senior people from a range of forward-looking organisations. Both sides find it a truly inspiring process.”

We’re always delighted to hear from people who want to get involved. We look for senior leaders who believe passionately in giving the next generation the support they need to really fulfil their potential. Aside from the mentoring itself, our mentors have the opportunity to join Ivy House events and network with other senior leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Here is what some of our current mentors have to say:

“There is nothing better than seeing a person exceed their own hopes and expectations and it is humbling to be able to provide a bit of support on their journey. I probably learn more from my mentees than they do from me.”
Kate Griffiths-Lambert, Charles Stanley

“I supported one of my recent mentees as they applied for and got their dream job and I could not have been more proud!”
Sarah Anderson, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

“Mentoring is a two-way street. We listen, we share experiences, we guide but we also learn from young professionals at the same time. Any situation where both parties contribute to the process of improved leadership in companies benefits society as a whole.”
Patrick Dewilde, Citigroup

“It’s invigorating to work with such talented, enthusiastic, and humble new leaders. Of course, it’s nice to feel I’m doing something positive for someone else but the thing I value the most is how much I’ve learnt from the mentees I worked with and how much I have personally grown through reflecting on my own experiences. Highly recommended.”
Chris Mitchell, Office for National Statistics

By Elke Edwards, Ivy House
15th May 2019

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