To date CMi has mentored in excess of 280 individuals over the last 16 years. Today our current and past Mentees are based in 33 countries across 4 continents, here is a small selection of our satisfied clients.
CEO, Snam SpA
"The quality of the CMi mentoring conversations is unrivaled. The opportunity to exchange thoughts with people who have been there before is extremely valuable for me."
Svein Richard Brandztæg
CEO Hydro ASA
"I greatly enjoyed my sounding board discussions with the CMi Mentors. I had the opportunity to tap into a wealth of international business and leadership insight - it was an invaluable experience."
Novo Nordisk AS
"Being able to discuss the challenges of a new role with an independent Mentor adds real value and focus. My Mentor at CMi gave me space to test and weigh ideas, the feedback was direct - based on years of experience and wisdom - and very much tailored to situations he suggested applicable solutions. The CMi network is unique, extensive and international."
CEO, Rio Tinto plc
"I have found it extremely useful as my executive career advanced to seek mentorship from Chairmen who have in many ways, done it all before. This was particularly useful as I took on the role of CEO. Having very different but highly experienced mentors provided me with a useful sounding-board to test real issues in a confidential way and get an outside perspective."
Group CEO of Sulzer Ltd
"CMi is a unique opportunity to have regular, non-judgemental interactions with a sparring partner who has been in your shoes. Or, in the case of my mentor, in much bigger ones".
CEO Commercial & Private Banking, RBS Group plc
"My CMi mentoring has been energising and enlightening and a great support and provided constructive challenge. Having two very different but highly experienced Chairmen as Mentors provided me with a sounding-board unlike any other. I could test and debate real issues in a totally confidential way that I didn’t have access to in any other forum."
CEO, Marks & Spencer Group plc
"Having the chance to discuss and debate issues with independent voices has proven to be crucial to my personal development, allowing me to really focus on the opportunities ahead.
Working with CMi over the last few years has crystallised this for me and helped shape my recent career path. Through its network, I have built relationships with two hugely influential external Chairmen who have mentored me through my most recent roles by providing challenge and reassurance in equal measures. Their wisdom and experience offered in a confidential and objective manner makes CMi's services invaluable."
CEO, Michelin SCA
"As I stepped forward as Chief Executive Officer, I was able to appreciate the very valuable link to a person with strong experience, who could instantly respond and bring a direct opinion on the different alternatives I was facing, notably in my relationship with the Board.
Chairman, Nokia OYJ
"When I took over as Chairman of Nokia's board, the company was in a deep crisis. I felt it could be beneficial to have an external and independent sounding board, a very seasoned Chairman, to test out ideas with. I can warmly recommend this to all and a couple of years later my CEO also engaged with a CMi mentor.
There is really nothing to lose. If mentoring works for you, it can be immensely valuable to have access to the experience of a trusted and neutral outsider. If it does not work, it was still definitely worth trying."
CEO UCB SA
"Honest mentoring is the best possible gift for CEOs. Engaging with energy and authenticity with a mentor provides unique insights which contribute to maximizing our impact as CEO. This has been my experience with my Mentor thanks to CMi"
Daniel Bernard, Vice-Chairman of CapGemini, former CEO and Chairman of Carrefour and former Chairman of Kingfisher