Course outline: mentoring skills for leaders

Every manager dreams of having a motivated, high-performing team. Mentoring can help you create that team. Learn how to be a great mentor, by applying techniques from positive psychology. Find out how to help your people build their strengths, think creatively and build flourishing careers. Learn to structure a mentoring conversation to build motivation. Hear ways to coach ‘negative thinkers’ into more constructive mindsets. Get tips for helping your most talented people learn, grow and achieve by using career mentoring strategies.

Topics you’ll cover

  • What is mentoring?
  • Setting up for success
  • Building motivation
  • Creating growth mindsets
  • Spotting and building strengths
  • Coaching for success
  • Giving developmental feedback
  • Mentoring for career development

What you’ll learn in this course

By the end of this course, you should be able to achieve these results.

  • Choose when - and who - to mentor at work
  • Inspire and engage a mentee by helping them set meaningful goals
  • Pinpoint and develop a mentee’s signature strengths
  • Use coaching techniques to develop your mentee’s thinking skills
  • Deliver developmental feedback
  • Apply simple career guidance techniques during a mentoring session

About the course facilitator

Eleanor Shakiba is a positive psychology trainer and success coach. Her training style is dynamic and bold, with a dash of quirky humour. She believes that interaction, activity and experimentation promote learning. That’s why she uses experiential training techniques instead of ‘chalk and talk’ lectures.

What people say about Eleanor Shakiba’s courses on positive leadership

"Great course. Engaging delivery, articulated in a way that will stick and resonate. Good balance of theory and practical. Subject matter expert. Conducive learning environment. Well done! "

University of Wollongong open program

"Inspiring, relevant and very easy to take back to my day-to-day and put into practice. Super engaging, clear and concise."

Mikailla Faber
The Sydney Collective

"The information was clear and will be practical to implement with my team; presenter delivered the content well and was supportive in the practical work; very useful information that I will use with my team."


"Eleanor’s presentation of coaching for high performance was practical and illuminating; I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and would highly recommend it to others who are looking for peak performance from their team."

Robert Urquhart


Get started now!

Book this program for your team. Choose a delivery format that fits your needs. Your options include running a workshop for your team, enrolling in a public workshop, or one-to-one coaching with Eleanor Shakiba.