07 February 2021

Season 2, Episode 3. Mentorship is a Strategy with Herman Stewart 

Herman is the Founder and CEO of Every Child Needs a Mentor, the UK’s leading specialist mentoring organization. With over 20 years of youth mentoring experience, Herman Stewart got recognized as the UK’s leading expert in youth mentoring. Herman authored the book Every Child Needs A Mentor that aims to inspire, help, and engage the people who support the youth with ideas they can use with mentoring.

Herman’s mentoring expertise has been sought by many organizations globally, including government, businesses, and education establishments. He was the city of Birmingham’s Lead Mentor. His work has been regarded as ‘High-quality provision for mentoring’ by Ofsted, and his Mentoring work has been included in a white paper for policy on social inclusion.

[00:01 – 03:34] Opening Segment

  • I introduce and welcome our guest, Herman Stewart
  • Quick plug to Herman’s podcast

[03:35 – 11:29] Herman’s Story

  • Herman talks about his passion for mentoring
    • He shares his background – how he realized the importance of mentorships
  • Engaging the innate superpower and greatness inside us
  • Herman on mentoring the youth. The story of how he started his mentoring consultancy.

[11:30 – 21:23] Mentorship is a Strategy

  • Herman talks about their approach in mentoring the youth
  • He gives an analogy between youth mentoring and the educational system
  • Herman shares stories of the impacts they made with their mentorship programs
  • If you become great at mentoring the youth – you’ll be great at mentoring adults.

[21:24 – 25:06] Closing Segment

  • Herman’s recommended resources for mentors
  • Final thoughts for the listeners

Tweetable Quotes:

“I believe within all of us is greatness.” – Herman Stewart

“I feel that mentoring is CPD for children. So, why not give children the best type of mentoring.” – Herman Stewart

“So, it’s more around how you utilize mentoring as an accelerator and a strategic methodology to improve your people, improve your business, and help you to improve the communities that you serve.” – Herman Stewart

Resources Mentioned:

 You can connect with Herman on LinkedIn or through their website https://www.everychildneedsamentor.com/

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