Why Have a Mentor?

Because two heads are better than one!

Last year, I had the honour of being asked to mentor a budding Business English coach.

And let me tell you, having a mentor is like having a secret weapon in your arsenal.

Of course, you can go it alone. But why not have a partner in crime to accelerate your progress and make the journey way more enjoyable?

My job was to give guidance, advice and feedback to help my mentee reach her goals and aspirations.

I shared my knowledge and expertise to teach her new skills and give her a deeper understanding of the world of language teaching.

And, I provided examples of good practice and encouraged her to adopt these behaviors and attitudes.

My discovery

I found out that mentoring isn’t just about giving advice. It’s also about receiving it.

My mentee taught me just as much as I taught her.

This year, I switched roles and am now working with a mentor myself.

My recommendation

If you’re looking for knowledge, wisdom, experience, advice, and/or support, consider working with a mentor.

Or offer your services as a mentor.

It’s a win-win situation.

Mentoring is a learning curve for both parties involved.

Has a mentor or mentee relationship had a positive impact on your business? 

I’d love to know!

 

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