In Praise of Mentorship
Whichever field you work in, mentorship is a crucial component of success. By getting one-on-one coaching from a mentor who is established in their field, you receive valuable insights and practical tools for success that can be hard to convey in a structured teaching environment. In fact, research shows that, across professions, mentorship is measurably correlated with improved behavioural and career outcomes.
Statistics show that over 75% of professionals would like mentorship input whereas only 37% are actually receiving it. Comera Movement Science has always been built on a foundation of coaching and mentorship, passing down and refining skills through each iteration. That’s why we decided to launch Mentorship Sessions for Both Kinetic Control and Movement Science Practitioner.
The Personal Touch
Mentorship provides a variety of benefits that can be hard to get from more structured training. A seasoned mentor will be able to identify potential areas for improvement and provide bespoke coaching on these, understand where you’re going and give you practical advice for getting there and provide advice that is truly tailored to you.
Been There. Done That
Experience is a great teacher; a seasoned mentor can help you acquire insights you won’t find in a textbook. Within CMS, our mentors are all experienced tutors and clinicians so, whichever route you choose to pursue, they can give you practical and actionable tips based on real experience.
Not Just for Christmas: in it for the long term
One of the greatest benefits of mentorship is the ongoing nature of the relationship. A long-term mentor will understand where you’ve come from and where you are going and tailor their support to your stage in that journey. A trusted advisor who understands you as a person can be an invaluable tool, whether in education or clinical practice. Head of Education, Lincoln Blandford speaks with first-hand knowledge of the value of mentoring. Lincoln states,
‘I was very fortunate with respect to the mentor process. When I first started out as an educator, I was teaching for an organisation that assigned mentors to all new tutors. My mentors certainly acted as role models, delivering inspirational sessions, and offering invaluable critical evaluations of my own attempts. Therefore, for a period of two years or more, my own development as a teacher was steered by others’ expertise. When I joined Comera Movement Science, a decade and a half later, my abilities had another chance to advance, working alongside both Mark Comerford and Dr Sarah Mottram, plus a range of other incredibly skilled clinicians and educators. Our recent adoption of a structured mentoring scheme is very much aligned with what I perceive as a fast-track of self-development.’