Mentoring – A recipe for disaster

Mentoring – A recipe for disaster,  by Lis MerrickLis Merrick

In this article, Lis Merrick explores how to design a mentoring programme for the front line in the humanitarian sector.


Lis Merrick is a consultant specialising in mentoring programme design and development. Following a successful career in Human Resources with senior posts for a number of companies, Lis moved into a consultancy career in mentoring and coaching. She is currently Managing Director of Coach Mentoring Limited, the ISMCP Accreditation Chair (European Mentoring and Coaching Council International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes), a Visiting Fellow of the Coaching and Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Business School and an EMCC UK Governor. She was the EMCC UK President – June 2015 to June 2018.

Lis was voted: “Mentoring Person of the Year 2011/12” by Coaching at Work magazine in the UK. Her experience in mentoring programme design and development is now internationally acclaimed, with over 150 mentoring programmes to her name. Lis researches, writes and speaks about mentoring and coaching and this work also informs her practice as an executive coach and designer of programmes. She holds an MBA and an MSc in Coaching and Mentoring from Sheffield Business School. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. She welcomes correspondence on anything to do with mentoring. Contact:

Article: March/April | Vol 14 Issue 2, 55.  © 2019 | COACHING AT WORK

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