National Mentoring Day in the UK is on the 27th October each year. Mentoring can have a huge impact on our development all year round, yet so many of us could benefit in understanding just why we need a mentor.
Have you ever wondered what mentoring is, why you should bother and how to go about getting started? Or maybe you're considering if you've got what it takes to be a mentor? Well, wonder no longer! As part of National Mentoring Day, I am here to break it down for you.
Different to coaching, feedback and counselling, career-based mentoring allows us to learn and develop from someone who has taken the path that we are on.
They become an impartial and objective sounding board, someone that we can confide our deepest, darkest professional secrets to!
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...if that's what is holding you back from having a mentor!
Having a mentor has huge benefits for our mindset and resilience, and there are important things to know before you dive in.
Put twenty minutes aside for your development and watch my video below where I talk about what mentoring is (and what it isn't!), why you should consider having one and how to get started in setting up the relationship...and I even check-in with my first ever mentor from many, many years ago to get her take on things!