The Workplace Podcast in association with YellowWood

Episode 43: Creating a culture of mentoring with Sonata Kucin

September 29, 2021

Sonata Kucin joins our host William Corless to discuss creating a culture of mentoring in the workplace. Sonata is a Mentoring Culture Consultant, Program Manager, Mentor, Conference speaker, a member of the International Mentoring Association  (IMA) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council  (EMCC).

More than ten years ago, Sonata started her Mentoring Journey.One day at work, she was trying to solve a problem that she had with her team. She realized that the reason for this was one Mentor. Then Sonata acknowledged how powerful Mentoring is. In both ways. Positive and negative.So, she has faced the negative impact of Mentoring, and, as a manager, she had to do something. Sonata decided to look more deeply at what Mentoring is. There she started.

She designs Mentoring programs or collaborates in building a Mentoring Culture for different companies. In this episode we gain insights on the following:

  • Peer mentoring
  • Mentoring vs coaching
  • Reverse mentoring
  • Being a champion and an advocate
  • Benefits of mentoring
  • What organisations can learn about implementing a culture of mentoring
  • Choosing your mentor wisely
  • Mentor selection criteria
  • Managing expectations of the mentor relationship
  • Supports for the mentors themselves
  • Ideal mentoring programme

Listener Giveaway.

Sonata is offering a free 30 min consultations for the first five companies who will contact her after listening to this podcast.  

More about Sonata Kucin you can find on her website

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