Disadvantaged and disillusioned – why mentoring is the tool for creating change

Today we celebrate the annual National Mentoring Day to recognise and raise awareness of the enormous power and benefits of mentoring.  Here I will be talking about the importance of ‘early intervention’ to create successful personal and professional lives.   It never ceases to amaze me how a parent can show such resilience and strength of character when their child’s life is cruelly cut short. Olympic sprinter…

Inequality, diversity and why mentoring matters

Race inequality hit the headlines this week as alarming figures show the number of ethnic minority youngsters who have been out of work for more than a year has risen to almost 50%. Inevitably, we see the usual political debate over who has made the most progress on equality of opportunity. But nevertheless, it is…