MDQ Associates (previously known as Clutterbuck Associates South Africa) draws on both international expertise from a leading global authority through our David Clutterbuck Partnership as well as Coaching and Mentoring International and local expertise. Our well-known and highly experienced partners offer talent management consulting and workshops incorporating best practice in managing in-house coaching and mentoring programmes.

International Mentoring Day

In the UK, a National Mentoring Day was created by Chelsey Baker, an award-winning business mentor, to help encourage and celebrate mentoring in all its forms. The idea has been taken up by Coaching and Mentoring International and activities are planned in countries around the world. A free webinar is on offer as follows: Date:…

Are you ready to be coached? 2

Setting coachees up for success – Part 2 – Developing coachees’ self-coaching capacity In general, coaching is perceived as being about learning and human growth, resulting in sustainable behavioural change and enhanced personal effectiveness for the coachee. Yet, because we live in a constantly changing environment, a key challenge is posed for coaching practitioners; this…

Courageous Networking

Extracted from DDI White Paper – Strong Start to Job Success  by: Dr W C Byham with MDQ comments on the application in coaching and mentoring Courageous Networking defined Courageous Networking is the proactive relationship-building and information-seeking behaviour that new hires engage in to help them become quickly proficient in the job. The name “courageous” networking…

Mentoring as an Empowerment Tool

‘Mentoring is the most effective leadership development tool’ (Unn Solle from the Oslo Business School in Norway, speaking about a programme for women leaders at the European Mentoring and Coaching Centre conference, October 2002). Mentoring has been shown to make major contributions to retention and recruitment of talent, to succession planning, knowledge management, stress reduction…

Unilever Global Mentoring Programme

Presented at the Coaching at Work Conference on 11 July 2012  |  Published in ‘Coaching at Work’ Unilever’s Global Mentoring Programme aims to guide its high-potential women into senior roles at the consumer goods giant. Now the course has evolved beyond mentoring, and into sponsorship, too. Katherine Ray reports “The Unilever Global Mentoring Programme was launched…