Tag: Mentoring

How To Be A Manager

How To Be A Manager

I was in my mid-20s, working for a large Financial Services company in Liverpool and had recently taken over a really challenging team from another manager who had been “let go”. It was one of those great career development opportunities – although I did wonder if perhaps, they had just not been able to find anyone else! I remember going home one Friday evening after surviving my first week as a new manager thinking about how I had no idea what I was doing – and that I needed to read a “How To Be A Manager” book.

Executive Coach Joins Breakthrough Mentoring Scheme for Female Business Leaders

Executive Coach Joins Breakthrough Mentoring Scheme for Female Business Leaders

Female entrepreneurs are a vital part of the UK’s business community, says Denise Chilton Executive business coach, Denise Chilton, is one of only 90 people to be accepted onto the Santander UK Breakthrough Women Business Leaders’ Mentoring Programme. Powered by Women Ahead, a social enterprise working with organisations to improve workplace diversity and inclusion, the pioneering mentoring programme will see…

Thank You To My Secret Admirer

Thank You To My Secret Admirer

Back in April, an email landed in my inbox from Forward Ladies*. It said, “we would very much like to congratulate you on being nominated for the FL National Awards 2018”. I was as surprised as I was delighted because nobody mentioned putting me forwards. I still don’t know who it was but whoever, you are – thank you. So, I am…

Gratitude Jars Are The Way Forwards

Gratitude Jars Are The Way Forwards

Over the last 18 months I have been supporting students at the University of Liverpool to set up their own businesses and step out into the entrepreneurial world of self-employment. I spend most of my day out and about but my base is in the heart of the campus in the Liverpool Guild of Students. Ruth, Katie, Lauren, Jo, Caroline,…