I help people make career decisions so that they can find fulfillment at work. If you’re just embarking on your career, or making a career transition, I’ll be happy to help you overcome the fear and anxiety that usually accompany those stages in life, and give you direction on how to equip yourself for the exciting career journey ahead of you. 🙂
If you already know what you want to do, I’m happy to help with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation. As an L&D professional, I can also assist in the development of specific skills you’ll need to succeed in the career path of your choice.
You can learn a little about me and what I’m passionate about from my TEDx talk.
I provide individualized support to assist leaders, managers, and individuals to develop their leadership skills, grow relationships, overcome challenges, and gain clarity to achieve their goals.
With more than 15 years of working experience and have held several key positions, I’ve dealt with thousands of people from all walks of life. Problem solving and soft-skills is my biggest strength. Apart from that, I’m well-versed in various fields and subjects. Mentees, feel free to contact me and I will bring out the best in YOU. Life is a beautiful Journey, embrace it and you will SHINE through always
I’m passionate about teaching and mentoring and I’m committed to helping mentees achieve their best. I am curious, thoughtful and inventive. I have also taken the altMBA, levelling up my leadership, mentoring and decision-making skills and I would be thrilled to help mentees level theirs up too!
I love my job training and developing people skills, no day is ever the same. Each day students/ participants present new challenges and situations.
I enjoy people and the diversity of it all.
How can I help you grow, strive to learn new skill sets?
I have had many years experience as a senior teacher/trainer over and above having extensive experience as an executive coach and mentor for emerging managers and leaders. I have over 35 years business and management experience in the private, public and not for profit sectors. My expertise is in strategic and operational planning, training, coaching, financial management, audit, business administration, governance and risk management, corporate services, and analytical skills have helped to ensure business success for many organisations and numerous individuals.
Paul Onek is an entrepreneur, leader and motivational speaker who worked in top management position at a Fortune 100 Company MTN for 12 years and retired to run his own businesses. He is the Managing Director of Japotech Solutions an ICT Company registered in Uganda with a Vision of providing simple and innovative solutions in Africa.
-Develop and manage the mentoring relationship. Initially, this involves assessing your own readiness and interest, selecting someone to mentor and getting to know each other. Over time, it means working to build trust, set goals and keep the mentoring relationship on track.
–Sponsor. Opening doors and advocating for your mentee can allow them to develop new skills and gain meaningful visibility. You can create and seek new opportunities for them and connect them with people in your network.
–Survey the environment. Mentors keep a watchful eye on the horizon, looking for both threatening organizational forces and positive opportunities. You want to be on the lookout for include rumors, people taking an adversarial position relative to the mentee, shortcuts through the system, low-visibility or no-win assignments and high-visibility or win-win assignments.
–Guide and counsel. You may serve as a confidant, sounding-board and personal advisor to your mentee, especially as the relationship grows deeper over time. You may help your mentee understand conflict or explore ways to deal with problems, for example. You also can warn your mentee about behavior that is a poor fit with organizational culture.
–Teach. Many mentors enjoy the teaching aspects of mentoring, which mean not only imparting their knowledge but also sharing their experiences and recommending assignments.
–Model. Just while observing you mentees pick up many things: ethics, values and standards; style, beliefs and attitudes; methods and procedures. They are likely to follow your lead, adapt your approach to their own style, and build confidence through their affiliation with you. As a mentor, you need to be keenly aware of your own behavior.
–Motivate and inspire. Mentors support, validate and encourage their mentees. When you help your mentees link their own goals, values and emotions to the larger organizational agenda, they become more engaged in their work and in their own development.
You will not do all seven of these things all the time. Each mentoring situation is different, and you’ll need to shift your role depending on the person and their goals. For example, if you’re mentoring an up-and-coming project manager who will be moving on to another assignment soon, your focus may stay on her near-term challenges and preparation for the next step. Another mentee may be need help navigating the organization and building his career, so sponsoring and protecting may be your focus.
Always remember that mentoring is a shared job. You aren’t solely responsible for creating a successful mentoring relationship. The person being mentored needs to be flexible, honest, open and receptive to feedback and insight. He or she needs to be willing and able to take action in pursuit of goals, to invest in learning and to take steps toward needed change. The mentee also needs to be willing to give you feedback and talk about what is or isn’t working well in the relationship.
As you work together, you’ll make course corrections, the relationship will deepen, and you’ll discover that being a mentor is no longer an unnecessary, expendable task. Instead it will be a rewarding one for you that has a profound impact on others.
My name is Dr. Bireda. I have a PhD degree in psychology, MA degree in Educational Psychology and BA degree in English language teaching . I have worked as a language teacher, journalist, lecturer, counselling and career development specialist. I would be interested in mentoring research writing, how to publish research papers, editing research papers, job searching skill and career advising.