My involvement with the Princes Trust Mosaic has been such an incredible personal journey and one that has now resulted in seeing our business concept become a reality and really impact on people’s lives.
Raising confidence is at the heart of Mosaic mentoring programmes and quite rightly so.
Following National Mentoring Day, held on 27th October 2016, entrepreneur and former ‘Dragon’ James Caan CBE writes about the important role mentoring can play in driving entrepreneurship among young people in schools up and down the country.
The recent parliamentary report written by the Women and Equalities Committee is a welcome and detailed portrait of the challenges still faced by Muslim women looking to make a successful career in this country.
Mosaic Ambassador Yusuf Islam recently announced a campaign to help Syrian child refugees with a new single and a special gig in London later this month. He has recorded new song “He Was Alone” to help the estimated 10,000 children who have been orphaned or abandoned in the war-torn country. As a mentoring initiative helping young people from disadvantaged communities around the UK, we needed to know more, and so we asked our Ambassador to elaborate.
‘Following through’ is the only way to build credibility, earn trust, and establish yourself as a leader. Without ‘follow through’, your credibility is suspect, your personal brand is damaged, and your leadership will be questioned.
Faced with doing something new our inner critic revs up. Mindful mentoring can release us from this internal disturbance, enabling us to be calm, focused, in the moment and able to give of our best.
This Enterprise Challenge is rewarding for both the mentors and the students taking part and I would highly recommend it to everyone.