Business coaching and mentoring has long been lauded as a highly effective method to review, improve and grow a business. It can prove to be costly and for this reason used more frequently by large businesses and out for reach for many SMEs. This we hope will change for ISME members as we ISME will be offering our member companies a fully funded business coaching and mentoring programme. Skillnet Ireland have been instrumental in supporting SMEs during the pandemic. Their ‘’Future Dynamics – Industry/Regional Innovation Initiative’’ was exactly what ISME needed to further assist our member companies with their future growth plans, and we are very grateful for their support at this difficult time for Irish businesses.
The areas we will cover, but not exclusively are:
- Digital and Automation
- Growth and Finance
- People and Leadership
- Business Improvement Strategies
- Business Processes
We are still adapting to a world overtaken by a global pandemic, and work-life balance has been significantly altered. During this time, the challenges businesses face would benefit from additional support, and so hearing a mentor’s or coach’s experience, or the sharing of fresh perspectives from a mentee, can shine a new light on to different situations.
Our panel of experienced coaches and business advisors have either sectorial or domain expertise. They have been through ordeals that many businesses are going through themselves. Therefore, offering to share their experience allows the development of a trusted partnership, and set a confident path to success. The progression of this relationship will aid a business owner to delve into their true purpose, both personally and professionally.
Private sector businesses based in Ireland with between 5 and 250 employees are eligible to participate in the ISME Back to Business initiative. Additionally, you must be an existing ISME member to avail of this programme.
To register an initial expression of interest, please email [email protected].
We will be taking online applications in late August asking applicants to complete a form and include need a short document with details on why you/your business wants to participate in this programme and what you would like to achieve.