Silk Mentoring focuses on a suite of services aimed at enhancing women’s communication skills, boosting their self-confidence and building intimate yet professional relationships.

The mentor-mentee relationship is based on trust. Mentoring empowers the client to identify their strengths, facilitates the development of skills, challenges moving beyond comfort zones while ensuring a safe learning environment.

First we get to know each other to establish there is a fit between your needs and our services. This orientation is free of charge! We focus on you as a person. We will spend time exploring and understanding your needs, where you are in your journey, where you wish to go and what you might need to get there. Should you decide to engage with us, we will build a mentoring pathway together, ensuring your learning is appropriate, motivating and that it fits your schedule. Each path is unique, and because our services are exclusively high-touch, the number of participants is always limited! Explore our services and let us know which might suit you best.

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Personalized Mentoring

Our Personalized Mentoring is at the core of what we do. We are experienced mentors with rich…. 

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Our Personalized Mentoring is at the core of what we do. We are experienced mentors with rich professional, educational and experiential backgrounds. We will help you improve your confidence, power of presence, negotiation, storytelling and boundary-setting skills among other things to further your personal and professional goals. We do this program in English. Our mentoring approach won’t be boring and formal and it can happen anywhere, over a cup of coffee, taking a trip, even by Skype! Our philosophy is that you learn better and faster when the learning settings are informal and natural and the “growth” topics are stimulating and meaningful.

Online Mentoring Group

If personalized mentoring feels a little too intensive, we also offer  ONLINE Group Mentoring

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If personalized mentoring feels a little too intensive, we also offer Group Mentoring. Ideal group sizes are 3 to 5 women. You can sign up as a group or we can introduce you into one of our existing groups. When mentoring groups, our approach is a bit more formal in order to ensure all participants have sufficient opportunities to speak and practice the skills we focus on in the Silk Mentoring Empowerment Cycle. The setting will remain casual, but we work through more structured exercises and activities. Our aim is to make your learning more engaging and fun, until you become less self-conscious, and able to transfer your skills into different settings.

Corporate Mentoring Package

We offer a Corporate Mentoring Package to women who work in the professional environment. Depending on your setting and needs ….

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We offer a Corporate Mentoring Package to women who work in the professional environment. Depending on your setting and needs, our corporate package can be less or more formal (i.e. informal small group mentoring during lunch period vs. more structured approaches during work hours). Share your challenges, needs, group size etc. and we will work with you to design the most effective solution for your organization. Our mentoring program increases a company’s collaborative advantage.

Public Speaking

If your needs are more formal or specific, we can address these too. We are experienced public speakers. We can help you with Public Speaking … 

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If your needs are more formal or specific, we can address these too. We are experienced public speakers. We can help you with Public Speaking skills and techniques, until this too becomes second nature. Preparing for a speech or presentation? We will be your audience. Looking for feedback on how understandable or effective your presentation is? We will help you tailor or translate your message, improve your grammar and pronunciation, and give you feedback on your non-verbal communication, so you can face your audience confidently. We can help you better present whether you are doing it in person or virtually.

Intercultural Skills

Communication is as much about language as it is about culture. Even people who are perfectly fluent often miscommunicate because they …

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Communication is as much about language as it is about culture. Even people who are perfectly fluent often miscommunicate because they don’t always know, understand or appreciate the culture and perspectives of their audience. This is why another element of our mentoring program focuses on Intercultural Skills, specifically in a professional environment. A focus on intercultural skills can be woven into our individual or group mentoring sessions, or if preferred we can devote attention to these skills specifically. Interacting with international clients? Traveling abroad for business or pleasure? Giving a presentation to your English-speaking colleagues? Let us introduce you to the subtleties of cultural understandings and misunderstandings to help you better appreciate the implication of the words you choose, the communicational style of your foreign peers and general cultural norms.

Weekend Retreats

Our favorite mentoring method is through our Weekend Retreats. Our retreats are up to 15 women and they are …. 

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Our favorite mentoring method is through our Weekend Retreats. Our retreats are up to 15 women and they are full immersion moments in an alternate reality, where we do so much more than communicate and practice our skills. Here, we learn from each other, share and bond. Each retreat is unique. It is organized in an inspiring location, where you will be able to disconnect from your daily routine and fully immerse in your experience. A typical retreat will have the following elements; several hours of formal immersion exercises, team work, personality and values discovery, 1 hour of personal mentoring, mindfulness & meditation, and some forms of physical activity.

Personal Growth Expedition

Our most exclusive mentoring, Personal Growth Expedition, is also the most immersive one. We have travelled the world, have an extensive network of contacts …

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Our most exclusive mentoring, Personal Growth Expedition, is also the most immersive one. We have travelled the world, have an extensive network of contacts, and know some fabulous English speaking places. Let us take you there for a full week of experience. The intercultural aspects of the experience will be very tangible. Abroad, we can organize networking opportunities with other professional women, but we can also
attend international sports events, train for a marathon together, attend special exhibitions, find a magnificent forest or climb a snow-peaked mountain. Our collective imagination is the limit, but don’t worry, all you’ll need to do is pack and enjoy the ride, since we will handle all the planning and logistics.

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Custom Mentoring - Tell us what you need

We are proud of our portfolio of mentoring and learning opportunities, but if you find something lacking or have your own ideas …

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We are proud of our portfolio of mentoring and learning opportunities, but if you find something lacking or have your own ideas about how you would like your learning journey to look like, let us know and we will be happy to work and learn with you!

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