Our mission is to create a culture of collaboration and mentorship that drives positive change within the food and farming sectors.
Join us today to take part in our industry-wide mentoring network, built from the findings of our founders' Nuffield Farming Scholarship and t.
Watch Helen's Nuffield Presentation here:
This program does what it says on the tin, Everyone is Welcome!
Let us connect you with someone to become your critical friend and thought partner.
Women in farming is an area Helen speaks very passionately about, everyone is invited including those people who sit unseen in our farming businesses.
We are looking to work with existing Women in Farming programs to create mentoring networks across the country and sectors, so we all work together. If you are involved in a group please get in touch.
We advocate for increasing diversity of thought and transferring skills into our food and farming industry. By creating an avenue for people to access a mentor with this program, we not only create a critical friend relationship but access to a network of people wanting them to succeed.
If you are at the early stage of your career, a mentor can enable you to explore options and discuss your thoughts with someone outside of your family and peer group who isn't emotionally involved. Equipping yourself early with a mentor and support network we can give you the tools required to flourish.
Becoming a mentee at Cultivate Success is an opportunity to embark on a unique personal and professional growth journey. Our program is tailored to individuals who are committed to their development and eager to learn. As a mentee, you will:
1. Receive Personalised Mentorship: Engage in one-on-one sessions with experienced mentors who provide guidance, support, and insights tailored to your unique career stage and aspirations.
2. Develop Skills and Knowledge: Accelerate your learning curve in your chosen field, gaining practical advice and knowledge from seasoned professionals.
3. Expand Your Professional Network: Connect with a diverse community of professionals, mentors, and fellow mentees, opening doors to new opportunities and collaborations.
4. Achieve Your Goals: With the support of your mentor, you can set and achieve realistic personal and professional goals, ensuring measurable progress in your career or business
5. Gain a Supportive Community: Join a network of like-minded individuals who share your passion for growth and development, offering a supportive and nurturing environment.
6. Flexible Learning: Benefit from a program that respects your individual learning style and pace, making the experience both effective and enjoyable.
At Cultivate Success, we provide the tools and support necessary for substantial growth. If you're ready to take your personal and professional development to the next level, we invite you to join us as a mentee and unlock your potential.
Our program does have a fee, but it's there to make sure the course is high-quality and worthwhile for everyone. We understand that cost can be an issue, so if you're finding it tough to afford, please get in touch with us for assistance.
Right now, we're talking with various charities and organisations that want to help cover the cost for some participants. We'll have a list of these soon.
You might also want to look into getting sponsorship from local agricultural charities or your workplace, especially since this program is part of your ongoing professional training.
The price for the training (that includes mentoring and goal setting), support throughout the program, learning styles assessments and 6 x 1 hour mentoring sessions is £390 (excl. VAT).
Mrs E, 2023 Mentee
At our organisation, we believe that a mentor can be anyone with a passion for sharing their knowledge and guiding others. You don't need to hold a high-ranking position or have decades of experience. What matters most are key qualities like empathy, effective communication, commitment to others' growth, and a genuine desire to see people succeed. If you find joy in inspiring and motivating others, possess patience and flexibility, and are keen on continuous learning and professional development, you already have the foundation of a great mentor. We value diversity in perspectives and experiences, as this enriches the mentoring journey for both mentors and mentees. So, if you resonate with these traits and are excited about the prospect of making a positive impact in someone's personal and professional life, we encourage you to apply to be a mentor with us. Embrace this opportunity to not only contribute to someone else's growth but also to enrich your own life through this rewarding experience.
Why become a Cultivate Mentor?
Joining Cultivate Success as a mentor is an enriching opportunity that extends beyond the traditional confines of a monetary exchange. As a mentor with us, you're embarking on a journey where your knowledge and experiences aren't just shared, but they're celebrated and valued as tools for transformation. Here's what you gain:
1. Professional Development: Enhance your leadership, coaching, and communication skills as you guide mentees. This experience is a valuable addition to your professional portfolio.
2. Networking Opportunities: Connect with a diverse community of professionals, expanding your network beyond your current sphere. These connections can lead to unexpected opportunities and collaborations.
3. Personal Fulfilment: Experience the deep satisfaction and fulfilment that comes from making a tangible difference in someone's life and career. Your guidance could be the turning point for an aspiring person.
4. Recognition and Profile Building: Gain recognition for your expertise and contributions. We celebrate our mentors, providing a platform to showcase your skills and elevate your professional profile.
5. Continuous Learning: Engage in a two-way learning street. Mentoring allows you to stay abreast of new trends and perspectives within your industry, keeping your own knowledge fresh and relevant.
6. Flexible Commitment: Our platform respects your time. You can engage in mentoring relationships that fit your schedule, making it a manageable and rewarding addition to your professional life.
7. Community and Support: Be part of a supportive and like-minded community of professionals who share your passion for growth and development, both for themselves and others.
At Cultivate Success, we believe that mentorship is a powerful tool for personal and professional growth – not just for the mentee, but for the mentor as well. If you're looking to make a meaningful impact while growing yourself, we invite you to join us as a mentor. Let's shape futures together.
Training for Mentors and Mentees
At Cultivate Success, we believe in the power of preparation and ongoing development. To ensure that both mentors and mentees gain the most from their experience, we provide specialised training tailored to each group.
For Mentors: Our training program equips mentors with the tools and skills necessary to effectively guide and support their mentees. This includes strategies for effective communication, methods to inspire and motivate, and techniques to provide constructive feedback. We also cover best practices for setting goals and boundaries, ensuring a productive and respectful mentoring relationship.
For Mentees: We prepare our mentees to maximize their mentoring experience. This involves training on how to set realistic goals, communicate needs and expectations clearly, and how to actively engage in the mentoring process. By preparing mentees, we ensure they are ready to fully embrace the opportunity, making the most of the time and wisdom their mentors provide.
This dual approach to training ensures that both parties are well-prepared, fostering a more productive, fulfilling, and efficient mentoring experience. We believe that by investing in the initial training of our mentors and mentees, we are setting the stage for more meaningful connections and successful outcomes. Our aim is to ensure that every interaction within our program is time well spent, leading to mutual growth and lasting impact.
Our unique matching process at Cultivate Success includes a thorough consideration of learning styles, personality traits, personal drivers, specialist areas, goals, and career stages. This multifaceted approach ensures a highly compatible mentor-mentee pairing, fostering immediate rapport and a deeper connection. By aligning these key aspects, we facilitate a mentoring relationship that is not only effective but also enjoyable, enhancing personal and professional growth for both mentors and mentees.
To get started with our program, the first thing to do is register your interest using the form on our website. We're currently setting up several programs, set to launch in early 2024, and we'll contact you when we have one that matches your profile.
Our programs are available either through self-funding (£390) or with support from charitable organisations. If you're thinking of self-funding, you might be able to get help from your local agricultural charities or employer as this program is part of your ongoing CPD – feel free to contact us for more details.
The fee for our program ensures that it's a high-quality, valuable experience for everyone involved. As a mentee, you'll receive training, a learning style analysis, and six mentorship sessions.
Mentors are able to join at no fee and will have access to training and support and a chance to improve their leadership and communication skills, expand their professional network, and experience the satisfaction of guiding emerging talent.
The program lasts for 7 months, which includes 6 months of active mentorship. This is a great opportunity to either learn from experienced professionals or to share your knowledge and skills with those starting their journey. If the cost is a concern, remember, we're here to help you find a way to participate..