Sports Mentoring that builds, creates and innovates

Being a part of the culture change

My Mentoring Approach
promoting emotional development as we do physical development
Gemma Watson

Safe and confidential sessions that focus on mindset and well-being. For me mindset growth stems from awareness. When you are aware of the areas to support you can implement a plan of action. My trauma-informed approach allows me to understand individuals that may come from difficult life experiences.

The aim is to be a part of a change in culture and a movement in ensuring that athletes get the support that is needed.

Research shows short term mentoring can have a devastating impact on development.

Relationships with mentors that last less than three months; where there is irregular and inconsistent contact; where there is a disconnect between the personalities, interests, and expectations of the mentors and mentees; where mentors are unprepared and lack skills to relate to youth; and where there is no emotional bond between the mentor and mentee have been found to be harmful to youth (Jekielek et al., 2002; Rhodes & DuBois, 2006)

 

In light of this research the aim is to build healthy relationships that spark mutual trust.

I started my coaching organisation in 2020 to align my values and principles when supporting development in others. My experience in personal coaching and mentoring comes from supporting a range of individuals. Within in my time in education, I have been fortunate to provide pastoral support to many young players such as such as Djed Spence, Aaron Wan Bissaka, TQ Addy, Brandon Pierrick, Francis Jno Baptiste and many more. My mentoring is supported by my framework, which covers three aspects of growth and development while unpacking an individuals' values, beliefs and principles. When I worked in education I saw a big disconnect in the academy players support and a low focus on their emotional development.