In episode five of TAP Speaks: Kate Beardmore shares her experience of stepping into the role of a mentor and learning how to effectively support her mentee.
In episode five, Kate talks about the process of discovering how much there was to share with her mentor, “I’m not super confident a lot of the time in myself as a fencer, so I wasn’t sure how much I could give to her. So, when I actually started the process it was really nice to be able to learn that I had quite a lot to give, but then I had to learn how to give it to her.”
Kate also describes the bond created and connecting through shared passions, “Eleanor and I really connected on the passion about talking about women in sport and periods in sport and just opening that up and making it more of an open topic for everyone to discuss.”
TAP Speaks: with British Fencing is a series of eight videos exploring elements of the collaboration between BF and The True Athlete Project. Each week we will be sharing an episode from the series.
On Guard, On Demand Online: Find this series on BF TV and share on social media using the hashtag #TAPintofencing
To receive the Fencing Digest, our new weekly summary email featuring the previous week’s latest news and announcements: Sign up here.
Sign up to receive regular highlights from the exciting world of fencing - celebrating the best of our unique and inspiring community