Welcome to my blog here at Everydaymentor.co.uk!
My name is Alessandra and since 2004 I have been mentoring and developing individuals and businesses, commercially and as a volunteer.
My passion is mentoring and supporting others in achieving their best, through skills development, relationship building, leadership, communication and self confidence. I hope my genuine enthusiasm will jump at you through these pages and forever inspire you to be the best you can be!
This blog is aimed at anyone seeking personal and professional support in one or perhaps more than one way...my objective is to talk about work and life, entrepreneurship, business, women and what it takes to be successful and fulfilled, whatever your definition of success.
I will write about my experience and my learning, but I will also share what many generous people I am lucky to meet are prepared to make available to myself and my readers.
My background is in corporate and consultancy, mainly professional services and the travel and tourism industry. There I have learnt the rope of business and more importantly how crucial people are to the long term sustainability of any enterprise, before branching out on my own to pursue my passion.
Currently I provide consultancy services, coaching and training to a variety of individuals and organisations, as well as acting as visiting lecturer to universities in the UK and internationally.
Being a woman in business for some time means that I have found myself supporting female colleagues and friends for as long as I can remember. In 2004 I co-founded and run a woman award for 6 years before it was taken over by the relevant UK sector skills council. So it won't come as a surprise to you that I am particularly keen to see women progress in their career, find happiness at work and at home and take heart in seeing others achieve their dreams.
Woman or man however, I hope you will stay with me on this journey; you will contribute through comments, questions and feedback and engage with us by telling your stories. I really believe that we can only benefit from a richer, more diverse community of generous minds.
Here is to aspiration, inspiration and reaching for the stars (because we can!).
With honesty, integrity, passion... and a smile.