I have been a bad, bad girl according to my mentor; I hadn’t done my homework which was to start to map out my 3 year career plan. Whilst trying to tease out of me where I see myself going it dawned on me that I needed to do an honest reflection on what I had learnt on my mentorship journey so far, what were my strengths and where did I need to develop further. What skills do I need to enhance to get that dream job and what do what I really want to do? I came to the conclusion that perhaps it was time to do a 360 degree appraisal; something I have feared for many years! I once said to someone that I didn’t need to a do a 360 degree appraisal as I knew I was a rude, stroppy person and I didn’t need anyone to tell me. To which my colleague said “well as long as you know that…”. But perhaps it is time to get some external insight from colleagues and peers. I mentioned it to a close colleague I work with and he looked horrified and said you do know it can be a painful experience, he obviously has not had the tough love of a mentorship relationship, bring it on.