Northamptonshire based Motivational Speaker Lisa Phillips will be interviewed on the Helen Blaby show on BBC Radio Northampton on 20th August 2017.
During the show, Lisa will be talking about her book ' The Confidence Coach' and her plans to roll out wellness and confidence initiatives across the UK.
For more information or to contact Lisa, please see www.amazingcoaching.co.uk or her motivational speaker website at www.howtoempoweryourstaff.co.uk
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Wellness Speaker and Inspirational Speaker Lisa Phillips is often asked to provide comments for articles written in the media. In this article written for the Seek Recruitment Website, she provides some tips on being a mentor.
Tips on Being a Mentor.
Like many who have had long and fruitful careers, there have been mistakes made and lessons learnt, loads of changes to adapt to, some good luck and a whole lot of hard work. All in all, you’ve achieved a huge amount, and you’ve gained experience and knowledge worth sharing.
Confidence coach, motivational speaker, author and media personality, Lisa Phillips recommends mentoring as it “gives you the opportunity to reflect on your own career”.
There are a plethora of known benefits a mentee can gain from an experienced mentor, including but not limited to, developing their confidence, receiving valuable advice and building their professional networks. However, like Phillips, many business leaders believe that mentorship can play a key role in professional development for both mentee and mentor, serving more as an unofficial business relationship.
So why not embrace a positive change? Becoming a mentor can enrich your life on a personal and professional level by helping you do the following…
Positively impact another person’s career and gain personal satisfaction
You may not consider yourself much of a teacher but sharing your knowledge with a mentee can be empowering. As a mentor you can help other professionals avoid the pitfalls you may have faced in your own career and give them insight into the industry or organisation you may both work for. It can be very personally fulfilling to know that you’re directly contributing to someone else’s growth and development, and seeing your mentee succeed as a result can feel like a reward in itself.
Develop your interpersonal, leadership and management skills
Becoming a mentor can help you learn how to oversee and guide people that come from different backgrounds, environments and stages of life to you. As you may speak a very different “language” to one another, you may be forced to find a new way to communicate more effectively. Leading and helping others requires you to take initiative, be adaptable and problem solve based on the bigger picture, putting your own skills to the test!
Increase your professional networks and learn from future members of your profession
Although you probably have a variety of professional connections at this stage in your career, Lisa Phillips, motivational speaker, author and coach advises to “always keep an open mind, as the chances are you may learn something new as well – particularly if you are mentoring people from different generations.” For example, a Baby Boomer who takes on a Gen Y mentee can learn a lot more about technology or social media. Remember, the people you mentor today are the decision-makers of tomorrow, and can act as a network of allies throughout your profession.
Increase your profile and the profile of your organisation
Workplace mentors do a great job at setting a good example for their colleagues. By mentoring people within your own organisation, you’re demonstrating your commitment to employee support, as well as developing and enhancing your own reputation within the organisation. You’ve spent decades building on your own knowledge, so why not gain some recognition for your skills and expertise?
Give back to your industry
Many business leaders, like founder and CEO of Milan Direct, Dean Ramler see mentoring as a cyclical duty, an entrepreneurial way of “paying it forward”. He believes ““it’s important to give back as much as you can” and that knowledge should be shared, “just so long as they’re not your competitor.”
Lisa Phillips is a Northamptonshire based Wellness speaker, facilitator, author, coach and wellbeing workshop leader. . To find out more about how Lisa can help your organisation please see www.amazingcoaching.co.uk or www.howtoempoweryourstaff.co.uk. Lisa is also the author of ' The Confidence Coach' book ( Exile Publishing 2015)
Formally based in Sydney Australia, Now Northamptonshire based, Wellness speaker, Public speaker and Wellness Workshop facilitator always receives great testimonials for her public speaker events. Here is a few of her testimonials for past events but don't forget to check out her testimonials page for more great reviews of her work!
A blog post on the topic of Resilience by Northamptonshire Wellness Speaker, Public Speaker and Inspirational speaker Lisa Phillips.
Despite the numerous IT systems, apps and programs in place these days which promise to make our lives easier, employees are struggling more than ever with stressful situations and increasing demands on their time and resources.
As a result of this, an increased number of organisations are reaching out to me to assist with their staff wellbeing needs, whether it is running a resilience workshop, speaking at their annual conference on the topic of resilience, or even doing some one on one wellbeing coaching with their staff.
Your ability to be a resilient person, has a great deal to do with your beliefs, thought patterns and whether you believe deep down that you will be able to cope when unexpected circumstances or change arise. Those people who struggle with resilience often have a deep fear that something bad will happen and in turn, that they will not be able to handle it effectively. Therefore, when faced with a change in circumstances or expectation, they find that their mind is flooded with negative thoughts, often bringing up old wounds and an expectation that the worst will happen! They will also feel dis-empowered.
A resilient person however, is able to soothe and encourage their negative thoughts. They may still feel fearful, but there is an expectation that things will be ok and they will be able to cope. They also feel more empowered and have a greater ability to bounce back.
As I often explain during my workshops, it is often not the change in circumstances which causes our stress – it is what ‘ we make it mean’
Think about it – if you make a mistake at work, what do you make it mean about yourself?’
If you are resilient, then the chances are you will just soothe yourself and remind yourself that you are human and it is normal to make mistakes. You may also learn from the mistake you have made and improve on the task it moving forward. I liken this to your emotions feeling safe and steady.
However, if you are struggle with resilience, making a mistake is likely to knock your emotions off balance – a bit like that emotional roller coaster we all often find ourselves on occasionally! You may also make this mean that you are a failure, no good at your job or not good enough. You may also continue to beat yourself up about the mistake for days or even weeks!
Resilience is actually a very personal thing and everyone is different. However, if you really wish to make a difference in your life or your employee’s life, the key is to work on the inner emotions and share with employees techniques to re-frame and soothe themselves in times of stress or change. The change has to come from within and a master at resilience can remain calm and in control, despite the circumstances around them. This often steps from positive self-belief, confidence and the ability to control outcomes.
Lisa Phillips is a motivational speaker and coach whose expertise lies in the areas of self-esteem, confidence and resilience. Her work on resilience has been featured in a wide range of magazines and she has spoken at many conferences and facilitated workshops on resilience within Industries such as Aged and Health Care, Education, Financial Services, Banking, Hospitality and also within the public sector.
To find out more, please see www.amazingcoaching.co.uk or www.howtoempoweryourstaff.co.uk
Lisa also has a range of online training modules which include the topics of resilience and stress management. Please see here for a full list of Lisa’s online courses. http://the-confidence-coach.thinkific.com/
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Did you know that as well as being an award winning wellness, motivational speaker and confidence coach - Lisa Phillips (currently based in Northamptonshire) is also the author of ' The Confidence Coach' book.
As well as being endorsed by several best selling authors such as Beverly Engel, Patricia Evans, there has also been some great reviews of Lisa’s book ‘ The Confidence Coach’ in the Media. Here are a few of our favourites below: