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Leadership mentoring by Papa CJ

By | Papa CJ | Comedian • Executive Coach • Author • Oxford MBA • HBR Writer • papacj.com • WIT of the Week newsletter on LinkedIn, papacj.substack.com & papacj.medium.com • I uplift others & help them be the best version of themselves

A little known pursuit of mine is mentoring. I work with young entrepreneurs (age 25-45) in leadership positions who run organisations of a certain size. 

A mentor can play many different roles including that of a sponsor, teacher, informer, supporter, advisor and connector. In addition to being a safe and trusted sounding board, a mentor delivers value by being a capability developer, thought partner and a process partner. The positive impact of these interventions overflow onto the teams that the mentee works with as well. 

My approach towards working with mentees is a blend between coach, mentor and occasionally consultant. Areas in which my clients have said they have benefitted include both soft and hard skills, such as:

  • Building their own personal brands
  • Giving speeches and presentations
  • Structuring their thoughts and writing
  • Storytelling
  • Influencing
  • Improving creativity
  • Working with different kinds of people
  • Managing conflict
  • Delegation and motivation
  • Selling skills and strategies
  • Having a greater presence
  • Understanding how to best utilise their strengths

A little space has opened up in my roster. If you’d like to be considered as a mentee, kindly write in to papacj@papacj.com with the subject line ‘mentoring’. 

My relevant credentials include:

1. MBA degree from the University of Oxford.

2. Invited speaker to Harvard Business School.

3. Experienced Executive Coach with global clients.

– Europe: Nike, Google & UBS

– America: Accenture, Deutsche Bank & E&Y

– UK: Universal Music, HM Treasury & BBC

– India: HSBC, Unilever, Godrej & Oracle

4. Harvard Business Review has published a 45-minute podcast on my journey of transformation.

Stay safe and have a lovely day. 

Republished with permission and originally published at Papa C J’s LinkedIn

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