Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person
(the mentor) supports and encourages people to develop specific skills and knowledge that will maximise their business potential and improve their performance. In short, it is the transfer of knowledge, skills and experience.
What is the role of a mentor?
The knowledge, advice, and resources a mentor shares depend on the format and goals of a specific mentoring relationship. A mentor may share with a mentee (or protege) information about
his or her own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role
Personal and Career Mentoring
Mentoring is a powerful personal and career development tool that can enable the mentee to achieve or exceed their life's goals and aspirations. A mentor according to
Merriam-Webster is 'a trusted counselor or guide'.
Business Mentoring does not involve employing a consultant or employee to help run your business. Instead, it’s a relationship between you, the Business Owner, and someone with business experience that can guide you through making the difficult decisions. Point out ways of improving your business, ask you the tough questions and motivate you to want to achieve higher levels of performance, all within the bounds of a trusted relationship.
Because it's lonely at the top, business mentoring can offer you a partner in the process, a sharing of views with someone who really knows the ropes. Working with a Business Mentor will help you gain fresh insights into problems and decision making, through impartial, objective discussion and feedback.