Mentor of the Year 2017
‘And the award goes to …..’ was a tense moment as this was the final award of the night and by that point I felt I hadn’t got it. But when my name flashed on the screen and was then announced I had to do a double take and check there was no other Claudia Crawley in the room. And when no-one got up to accept it, well, it had to be me.
Winning the Mentor of the Year award, 2017, meant so much to me. I’d been mentoring under graduate women psychology students at City University, London for 3 years and I’d been nominated each time. At the start of this year, I’d set myself a special goal. 2017 would be my year and I would win. So, I’d said a prayer and put my wish out into the Universe. All I had to do was to carry on giving a great service to my mentees, enabling them to be the best they can be, and make good use of my skills, knowledge and experience.
Well, it paid off. I got it - recognition for the hard work, for striving to be world class in serving my mentees and enabling their growth and empowerment.