Traditional L&D can all too easily fail to meet the hopes not just of organisations, but of learners too. Focused by necessity on the broader, strategic needs of the organisation, training becomes a standardised event. To gain the personal development they need, learners need help to extract it from the learning they receive. Their newly acquired skills need encouragement and deliberate practice, and to be understood in their day-to-day context if they are to deliver on the promise of the training, yet all too often these potential improvements are lost.
But there is an answer.
By staying in touch with individual learners once their training is over, ASK Personal Development Mentors (PDMs) can help them make their learning personal, meaningful, effective and sustained, supporting them in many different ways.
Whether delivered as part of a development programme, or as a standalone activity, we find that a personal mentor is a powerful tool to support individuals in achieving their potential and in overcoming personal barriers to success.
- Identifying personal priorities
- Organising workplace learning experiences
- Preparing for formal and informal learning events
- Identifying new capabilities and their potential impact
- Identifying learning opportunities
- Monitoring performance impact
- Helping them to apply new capabilities
- Setting personal goals to drive motivation and productivity
- Providing feedback
- Future development planning
We don’t subscribe to any one coaching psychology, philosophy or methodology: we see coaching as a business-led process, in which diagnosis must precede prescription, so our approach is always tailored to suit your unique needs and goals.
We take great care to match our coaches to the client, looking at your needs, the relevant experience and the style which we think best meets your learning outcomes. Our coaches work to create a confidential, safe and disciplined thinking space that is tailored to your business challenges, within which their coachees can explore the key questions they face and achieve their potential.
All our coaches are highly qualified and experienced, draw on both specialised and commercial knowledge, are members of recognised coaching bodies and undertake supervision as part of their continual professional development.