A mentor is there to provide an external perspective, support and challenge you in your business aims or career. They are not there to act as a friend but to ask open and sometimes difficult questions to help you clarify your thinking and actions. The key is to build a trusting relationship with clear aims that is of benefit to both parties so that you both can grow as the mentoring proceeds.
Mentoring is useful in all stages of your career whether it is going through the rigours of starting a small business or managing your career within a larger organisation. Often, the most value is added when the mentor comes from a different industry sector or a different function within a company, they can then use their knowledge, experience and contacts to help you make progress towards your aims.
If you want to experience what a mentor can offer you, then please contact us and we would be happy to help.