Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. Workers all have gaps in their knowledge and being able to fill these gaps will ensure the workers are more effective and more efficient. Mentoring is a positive supportive relationship that encourages people to develop to their fullest potential. A mentor can be a role model, coach, sounding board, voice of reason, counsellor, and trusted resource. Mentors care and assure their mentees that they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges.
The three C’s of Mentorship:
Role 1: Consultant. This is the most obvious role for a mentor to play
Role 2: Counselor. Listen
Role 3: Cheerleader. In addition to all of the constructive feedback and advice that a mentor can give, support and enthusiasm is part of the experience.
Your workplace may be filled with:
Several generations; styles of work may differ
Skills and abilities learned “on the job”
New Team Members with academic credentials, highly technical and passionate about managing their careers
Leaders and/or Managers
Human Resources Departments that may or may not interact
Focus on Business Growth in a world of an increasing rate of change, intense competition, comparisons
At the same time, workplaces may be filled with:
Fear of failure
Too much work, too little time
What is an employee to do? It has been a difficult day, week, and month. Employees want to bring their true selves to work; they want to rely on God and his plan for their lives. Who can they speak to for encouragement, trusting conversation, and to learn from someone with experience, learn from the younger more technical employees perhaps?
The MarketPlace Leaders’ Mentorship Program may be the place to start.
We have experienced employees who are willing to invest time in the business people who reach out for help. Perhaps the help is in tangible advice, it is always the ability to listen and the discussion may be to pray together. How do we live our FAITH at work?
You need only to sign up as a mentor or indicate you wish to meet with a mentor. Introductions will be made. You decide on the meetings, structure, agenda, and timing. Initially, we recommend one hour per month.
We invite you to reach out and invest in business people in our community.
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