MENTORING

Your creativity is personal to you. Its a private space where no one has been and no one will be. Spend time in that creative space.”

GODSPROMISE ADEOSUN

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Sense of fulfilment and growth in being a part of your Mentee's success story.

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Support your Mentee in brainstorming ideas & accountability.

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Develop your problem solving skills - finding alternative solution to problems.

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Improve skills such as leadership, management, coaching etc.

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Identify areas where you can develop. Such as building confidence.

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Engage in volunteering, which is valued by employers. This will enhance your CV.

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Get recognised for your skills and experience. There are Awards upon completion.

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Gain practical and useful advice, support and encouragement.

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Learn from your Mentors experiences and apply it to your set goal.

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Become more confident in your decisions as you develop your skills.

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Improve skills such as communication, personal etc.

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Greater sense of direction and support in setting goals.

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Opportunity to become a Mentor too, through skills development & experience.

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Get recognised for your skills & experience. There are Awards upon completion.

5 Things to look for in a mentor 

Choosing an appropriate mentor to guide you can be a make or break situation.

Here the list five key points you should keep in mind when selecting a mentor

More often than not, a potential mentor should have more knowledge and understanding than you do in the area you would like to develop in. Be open to having a mentor that may be younger, older or looks/thinks differently to you. Sometimes looking at things from a different perspective brings about clarity. A good mentor can also learn from a mentee too, there may be times where you have an answer to what they may not.

Knowledge & Experience

A good mentor is a lifelong learner, so chances are that they too will have a mentor. If a mentor also has a mentor, there are some skills they will be able to bring forth from their own mentoring experience . They will find value and positive impacts of a fruitful mentoring relationship.

Do they also have a Mentor 

Willingness to Impact people

A potential mentor should be willing to invest/ help a mentee. This does not have to mean financially. They genuinely want to help others without an incentive. 

Honest/Constructive feedback

A good mentor will know how to give feedback in order for the mentee to grow. They do not shy away from honesty as their aim is to want to see  the mentee grow. A good mentor understands that it’s okay not to know everything, when they don’t know the answer they may say “I am unsure, but I will look into this and let you know.”

Compatibility

You might be an introvert and your mentor might be an extrovert, this may mean that sometimes you might feel uncomfortable. If you are not trying to emulate the opposite compliment they bring, you may want to consider a different mentor. Define the attributes you want in a mentor. A good Mentor will help you, their personality, strategy, talents and skills should complement yours so that you can be a better you