Mentoring Kings langley Hertfordshire

"Mentor, the most important role you were never trained for"

Leone Taylor, Mentor to Tom Daley



My Mentoring Journey by Clare Concannon

Founder of Positive Experience Training 


 Positive Experience Training Course Herfordshire


Most people hit a wall at some point in their life, I did when I ran my first half marathon and again when my luck was down in my career. The rejection at interview was frustrating, however an informal mentor who was a neighbour shared some valuable suggestions. Registering on my teacher training course had an impact on my interview success securing work and a day release for University.

Thinking the unthinkable, I did not want to be a school teacher, lecturing was a good pathway that combined industry experience with my passion for developing people; also having the flexibility of being employed and self-employed.

 My business advisor / mentor at that time had a challenge on his hands, he saw something I could not see- a potential and influential networker. 

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"First seek to understand, then be understood"

 - Stephen Covey

With a formal mentor at hand I dared to explore networking events, only to be uninspired with my first experience. We worked on this and as a follower of the author, Stephen Covey, walked the talk of “First Seek to Understand, then be understood”

My perception and understanding developed into a surprising passion and natural talent.



Idea to Implementation 

This award-winning programme was based on a combination of facilitated peer group mentoring, coaching, business support and monthly networking events and business showcase. The impact of this programme reached far beyond the table into a trusted network of specialist who supported the programme for over four years and are still part of a vital network that goes from strength to strength. 

More recently I have started a small group of trusted peers, we meet every quarter to overcome challenges and explore opportunities.The concept of going Beyond the Table is also part of the mentoring offer which is flexible and easily implemented across all sectors. 

Trusted clients also enjoy a brokerage arrangement to introduce new consultants to projects.


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Clare Concannen Receives NTA Award, Harrow 

 Founder of Positive Experience Training Clare Concannon receives a National Training Award (Greater London Region) from David Grant - Fame Academy and accompanied by Howard Bluston of Harrow in Business (Harrow Based Enterprise Agency)  



What makes Positive Experience Training Different? 

We believe that the uniqueness of Positive Experience Training is the founder's unusual combination of experience and skills:



years in the hospitality industry

Clare spent over 20 years working within the hospitality industry. 



  Training in the corporate world

 Clare then followed a passion for training in the corporate world as a training manager for Baxter and Platts / Compass Group 


years in Higher Education

Clare went on to work as a part-time lecturer and key contact for enterprise in a consortium of 6 universities-West Focus; based at The University of West London (TVU Ealing)

 More recently, Clare has worked as a mentoring consultant for RSM, Regent's University London and the Mentoring Harrow Programme. Here, she supports a diverse range of people from graduates starting on their career path to established individuals looking for a career transition.

In between projects Clare finds the energy to train and  took part in the charity dance competition Strictly Come Hospice, for the local Peace Hospice.
We can now see why negative thoughts take second place and the only comfortable approach to life and work is a positive one!






"My mother is my most influential informal mentor"


Experience beyond academia 

Whist committed to courses that enhance my academic and soft skills, the greatest learning for me is from real life experiences. 

Rescuing dogs is my most challenging yet rewarding hobby. An experienced dog trainer takes me through rigorous instruction so I can enhance my understanding of my best friend’s behaviour. 






Positive Experience Training in the Community


Clare helped to re-home two dogs, Kaiser and Caesar, whilst working with the charity 'All Dogs Matter'.


"Many thanks to Clare for all your help and support with rehoming Kaiser and Caesar, we could not have done it without you!"


All Dogs Matter: 0206 341 396


Go to charity 

 All Dogs Matter Charity Photo