Following our engagement by the client we will meet the executive to assess their requirements for the programme and to agree the type of mentor best suited to the role. Our mentors are able to draw on a wide range of experience at board level in leading international companies across all sectors. Our initial discussions with the client and the executive will address the type of mentor(s) to be involved in the programme including, amongst others, details of their background, functional, sector and geographical experience and the range of issues to be addressed. In addition to our panel of mentors, we conduct a search to find the mentor best suited to the project in hand. All mentors are highly regarded and experienced industry leaders and are pre-referenced through well informed industry insiders and the investor community.
It is important to emphasise that from this stage onwards, the process will be under the control of the executive and all information discussed with executives will be held in the strictest confidence between the executive, the mentors and EBM. This information will not be divulged to the client nor to any outside parties without the express permission of the executive.
A preliminary Mentoring Programme Agenda (MPA) will then be prepared by EBM and agreed with the executive. We will also seek input from the executive’s Chief Executive, HR Director and other colleagues, as appropriate. Once the MPA has been agreed, EBM will arrange preliminary meetings between the executive and the proposed mentor(s) to discuss the scope and issues to be addressed throughout the programme. Following the initial meeting, it is anticipated that the executive will wish to maintain contact with the mentor(s) by telephone on a regular basis and probably at least once a month. If, after the initial meetings, it becomes clear that the relationship between executive and mentor is not working, we will address this with both sides and change the mentor if necessary.
Throughout the course of the programme, EBM will be in constant touch with the executive and available to address any issues or questions that may arise.