Do you wish you had someone you could talk to and work with independent of your company?
Everyone needs a sounding board. Everyone can benefit from objective input and advice.
EP mentors over 30 industry professionals every year. This is not just advice but on-going confidential support that listens to what the concerns are of a mentee and then work them through in a logical constructive fashion.
Work can be intense and fast paced making it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture – how to solve problems and where the opportunities lie. Work has never been easy but expectations and pressure seem to be rising so it can be invaluable to have an independent professional that one can just go and talk to about any issues.
EP has long played such a role for many. We are fortunate to possess a wealth of industry knowledge but more importantly we view the industry from a different perspective. It is easier for us to objective as our sight is not impaired by the crowd.
So if you would like to work with an experienced mentor; if you would like to work with someone who can help develop your own personal skills then it may be worth having a conversation with us.
Solving professional problems is one cause for many seeking a mentor but improving ones personal skills is another. Many believe that they are not as skilled socially as they would like to be and yet social skills in hospitality sit at the heart of the industry.
Do you hate networking events? Do they make you feel uneasy and tense? Do you feel confident in your own presentation?
Nothing is more effective than good social skills in influencing clients and colleagues.
There are many clichés such as It is not what you know but who you know or They just know the people in the right places but throughout the ages it has been an important skill to learn how to network and build influence across different social and professional groups
Maximizing your own approach and impact is still the best way of winning new business and influencing others. Some believe that it can be replaced through the development of a strong virtual personality but it does not matter how many connections one has on LinkedIn or Facebook friends – the reality is that there needs to substance and real contact to a relationship
EP coaches and mentors both groups and individuals in this area. This includes:
- Understanding where your strengths lie How to develop and demonstrate them
- Are you comfortable with your own personality?
- How to present yourself
- Self and values – what are these? Can you name the top 5 values of You
- The 5 – 7 second effect – look/dress/body language
- Consistency – Each time – All the time
- Individuals perpetrate the brand
- Its not about being smart, Its about being appropriate
- Be in control of your body – Your mouth could be saying plenty of intelligent words but your body may be saying the opposite.
- Does your name start with …Erm’?
For more information on how EP can help you develop please contact Ben Butler