I have experienced various consultants and coaches over the years, but feel that the balance Merryck brings is phenomenally powerful.
FTSE 250 company
Drawn from a broad spectrum of industries and public/private company backgrounds, Merryck Mentors each bring top-job experience to their current role. The majority of them also continue
to be active in a variety of director and advisory roles in the commercial and not for profit arenas.
As we climb the ladder of success, we only get feedback that we’re as smart as we need to be. In fact, the higher we go more is at stake - in business and personal life. And that is when it’s most critical to have a trusted mentor.
CEO, Petro Canada
The career profile is just a starting point. We are looking for a combination of elements that can best be defined as character. For a level of quiet confidence that eliminates the need for posturing. In addition to strategic insights, we look for the commitment to personal learning and leadership development that defines a good mentor.
They must share our core values:
Commitment to Excellence
A spirit of Generosity
Outstanding Client Service
We do not look for perfection -- battle scars can be the best mentor training of all. But we do look and listen closely for what a prospective mentor feels he or she learned earning those scars. Our selection process is rigorous, and needless to say we turn away far more than we engage.
My mentor understands the challenges that CEOs face and provides wisdom based on his experience and knowledge. I thoroughly recommend their service to any leader looking for an external support network.
Financial Services Company
Life and work experience qualify our mentors initially. However the ability to apply this knowledge on behalf of a Merryck client requires in-depth training and ongoing professional development. We have spent more than a decade, working with hundreds of CEOs worldwide, refining and improving the art of mentoring great business leaders.
Before taking on his or her first engagement, a mentor must complete a full onboarding, including:
In addition, each Merryck Mentor commits to attendance to our ongoing professional development activities.
The Merryck mentoring process links both professional and personal ideas, strengths, weakness and business goals. In this process the organization not only gains a great leader, but leverages that individual’s full potential.
Human Resources Director
Global Resources Company
Your focus on profit and performance with a ready appreciation of the demands of the CEO really attracted me.
CEO, David Lloyd Leisure (Whitbread)