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Welcome to the World of Mentoring and More!
Sharon Heron has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Mentoring. She is an experienced consultant and lecturer with significant expertise in mentoring, leadership development, theological education, pastoral care and spiritual formation. She also leads Quiet Days and Retreats.
She is currently Executive Director of the International Christian Mentoring Network, (whose head office is in Denver, USA), a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, the Spiritual Mentors’ Forum (UK), and the Mentoring and Befriending Network (UK). Sharon has authored articles and booklets, and is an international conference speaker. In April 2008 Sharon was awarded the Linda Phillips-Jones Award for Excellence in Research or Evaluation of Christian Mentoring by Faith-Centred Mentoring & More, USA at the International Conference on Mentoring, Denver Seminary, Colorado, USA.
"Mentoring is one of the buzz words of the 21st century. Its potential as a people development tool is being recognised in many societal arenas, including business, education, medicine, faith-based organisations and social projects. It's benefits, now established by empirical research and not simply anecdotal evidence, means that, increasingly, people are willing to invest time and resources into establishing mentoring programmes. This is where Connexions Plus can help."
Passing the baton.
Mentoring has often been likened to the act of passing the baton in a relay race. Mentors, who are further down the track having led the way, are able to pass on experience and knowledge to those emerging from behind.
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A good mentor, like any good team mate, also cheers on and encourages their mentee as they discover what they can do with their newly acquired insight, knowledge and experience.
Mentoring, then, should not be heirarchical - as it has often been in the past. Rather, mentors and mentees share the same path in a team effort.
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As well as offering consultancy and training in the area of mentoring, Dr Heron (herself a mentor), has many years of experience in an educational environment and qualifications that enable her to also offer lectures and consultancy in study skills, research methodology, adult and continuing education and theology (spiritual formation, theological education, pastoral care, discipleship, leadership, mentoring and missiology).
Sharon also leads Retreats and Quiet Days.