Having made a success of my career and my businesses, I felt I had a wealth of knowledge I could offer to someone else. I had a desire to share my experience and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs. So I contacted the Lancaster University to participate in their Career Mentoring Programme and have recently finished working with 3 of their students. This is the second year I have participated in this programme and have enjoyed working with the students, recognising and encouraging them to reach their potential.
Millennial’s are the ones creating the workplace of tomorrow, and I wanted to impart valuable leadership lessons. I felt it was important to make a difference in their assessment of career goals, and how to achieve them, providing them with tools for the transition out of university and into the workplace.
Helping students, providing guidance and support has not all been a one way process though. While this may have been a journey of insight for the students, I also have found that working on a one – to one basis, has helped me continue to hone my skills in leadership. I gained a personal satisfaction, in enabling talent to thrive, paying back the advantages I have has in my career to help others. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you are making a difference to someone else’s life.
Read about my experience here