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  • 1.  5 Key Benefits of Mentoring

    Posted 12-03-2021 15:41
    Hi folx - 

    Just posted a handy-dandy infographic with 5 Key Benefits of Mentoring over on our blog. Mentoring:
    • increases confidence,
    • helps us focus on being present and strengthens our active listening skills,
    • hone our communication skills,
    • expand our network, and 
    • explore new and different perspectives.
    Admittedly, that's just my opinion. I'm curious about your thoughts. What do you think is most beneficial about #mentoring?

    Stay awesome,

  • 2.  RE: 5 Key Benefits of Mentoring

    Posted 12-21-2021 13:50
    @Quinn Drew I like that all these benefits work for both the mentor and the mentee. I usually think about mentoring only benefitting the mentee, but having been on both sides I know you are right--being a mentor is a huge learning experience! Having those in-depth conversations with another person always leads to growth, no matter which role you're in.

    I might add that being in a mentoring relationship makes you appreciate how far you've already come in your career. Even for the mentee, they know what they want as a next step, so they're usually not starting from scratch and have experiences to share with their mentor. I think so many times we get caught up in what we don't know or what we haven't experienced yet. A mentoring relationship is a chance to look at where you are and be proud of all you've accomplished.​

    Maria Liccardo