Coach Mentoring Philanthropy

Senegal Children

“In an ever-expanding world where resources are limited, and in which we are all inter-connected, it is only through sharing that we will create a sustainable future.”

Our philanthropic work enables us to share our professional skills and knowledge towards creating a more sustainable and socially just world and in so doing, demonstrate our love for humanity. "Caring, nourishing, developing, and enhancing what it means to be humane.”

Coach Mentoring Ltd has experience of working with aid, humanitarian, environmental, NGO and charity organisations. Our Philanthropy team, Lis and Ian work both on a pro bono and paid basis in these sectors.

What do we offer our clients?

Our full range of products and services are available through Coach Mentoring Philanthropy. These include:

Philanthropy Team

Lis Merrick

WWF Learning Week

When I consider the enormity of the issues that face humanity and our environment, I feel so inspired to offer my services and talents to “be the change you want to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi). All I have to offer are my coaching and mentoring skills and knowledge and my energy and personality, to make a difference. Through Coach Mentoring Philanthropy we have developed a platform from which I can, with my colleagues “be that change”.

Lis has extensive experience in mentoring and coaching programme design, development and delivery. She enjoys writing about her work and also teaches on the MSc Coaching and Mentoring at Sheffield Business School on the Scheme Design and Evaluation module. Her portfolio of work includes one to one coaching as well as facilitation activities.

Ian Jenner

Mustard Tree Freedom Project Mentoring

I have been fortunate to travel quite extensively and work with people from diverse backgrounds. In all of my experience I continue to be amazed by people’s ingenuity and creativity, how interconnected and in relationship we are and how when we share resources we can make a difference. Leaving a “touch” of grace lies at the heart of the philanthropic work that I do.

I have enjoyed a career with a number of private sector manufacturing businesses; Ford Motor Company, Ranks Hovis McDougall and McBride. Working as facilitator and coachmentor for organisations, teams and individuals lies at the heart of what I do.

In addition to using coaching and mentoring as a line manager and learning and development leader I have had the opportunity to work in the charitable sector with teams, leaders and individuals. Working as a volunteer mentor with the Mustard Tree in Manchester (a charity that works with the homeless and marginalised) and for leaders with Mentor Connect (Church Pastoral Aid Society).

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Coaching with WWF

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Philanthropy Clients

Coach Mentoring Ltd consultants have a great breadth of experience and have worked with clients from a range of sectors, including:

Working in partnership with Lis on the development of our mentoring programme has been invaluable. In addition to her expertise and vast amount of relevant experience, Lis has such a warm, open, ‘can-do’ attitude. The Mentoring Starter Package, provided by Coach Mentoring has proved to be a fantastic practical resource and I am confident we now have a great framework for our mentoring programme going forwards.”

Libby Hartz (Unicef UK)

Having been unable to find a mentoring programme that was suitable for vulnerable children, we were keen to develop our own. Coach Mentoring supported us in developing the structure of the programme, and provided the resources we needed to go on and put it into practice. Lis identified a number of crucial elements that otherwise would have been missed. In particular, her input on programme monitoring, establishing standards of mentoring and evaluation of mentors was really valuable. The mentoring programme has been up and running for almost a year now and we are seeing dramatic positive changes amongst our mentees."

Duncan Dyason, Director (Street Kids Direct)

We have worked with Lis for almost 10 years now, and she has been instrumental in helping us develop a coaching culture within WWF. Lis has taken the time to really understand what is a very complex organisation; she lives and breathes our values, whilst at the same time always remaining focussed on the individual and what is in their best interest. Lis has provided vital support and expertise and equally contributed to the development of our internal coaching and mentoring programmes. Her ability to deliver engaging, personalised training using virtual technology, has proved invaluable in her work with WWF around the world.”

Laila Merval, Partner, People Development (WWF International)