Mentoring is a relationship designed to build confidence so that mentees are able to take control of their own development and work.

Support for a mentee can include: advice on career development, offering different perspectives, providing insight into work and career, structuring goals and direction, understanding a situation, being a critical friend, acting as a sounding board, and encouraging self-reflection. A mentor and mentee relationship is unique to those individuals involved and can be broad in focus, but will have clear mechanisms in place to support giving feedback and embedding learning.

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Catherine has been invaluable in my progress professionally and personally and I've come on so far in the short amount of time we've been working together. It has never felt like a mentoring or a coaching session, it always feels like a conversation, a catch up with a friend. She asks all the right questions in a way that never creates pressure or puts you on the spot.

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The Process

Bright Culture consultants are experienced in providing mentoring and critical friend support for people in a variety of roles with differing needs.  We can work with people one: one or support a team in their development.  But the approach remains the same, we seek to understand the person or team’s objectives and what they want to achieve through the mentoring relationship and understand the skills, culture, and resources at their disposal. With an approach that is warm, supportive, and encouraging.

We provide support for people working in the heritage and arts sector, offering expertise and guidance in: evaluation, strategic planning, creative community engagement, volunteering, NLHF funding applications, audience consultation & development, in particular. Mentoring and critical friend support can be provided for one-off pieces of work or specific challenges, or as a relationship that is developed over a period of time

As a team, we offer a range of different skills and expertise across these areas. In addition, Lisa is a registered consultant for the National Lottery Heritage Fund, providing mentoring and monitoring support on projects. While Catherine is a qualified Coach and currently a mentor for the Mercury Creatives mentoring programme, which supports creative business and arts freelancers working in the performing arts across Essex, East Sussex, Kent and Suffolk.

Please get in touch if you would like to explore how we can tailor support for you in your professional development.


Free initial chat

If you would like to explore how Mentoring could help you or your team, then please get in touch to set up a free initial 30-minute call to discuss.


Mentoring can take place via audio or video call or in-person.


Mentoring for individuals: £85 for a 90 min session.  Or 4 x 90 min sessions for £300.