Nov 4, 2019
Today I am talking about getting started with mentoring.
Not only is mentoring good in the workplace as it gives a new starter a great way to settle them in with the team, and then by keep mentoring them, they will grow in confidence and be a major asset to your business.
But it is good to start a mentoring program for your online business as a way of sharing that knowledge you already have and people will pay handsomely for too.
So what exactly is mentoring? Mentoring is essentially about helping people to develop more effectively. This can be within your business or it could be a program that you develop and deliver online.
However, Mentoring is not the same as training, teaching or coaching. It is more bout asking questions to find out what the individual’s goals are, so that they can lead and guide that person to their goals.
They need to offer support and help the individual to use self-reflection so that the individual can help put their own action plan in order. I often ask the mentee, what went well, what did not go so well, and what would you do differently next time?
So how would you offer a program that you became the mentor?
After doing an initial assessment of the mentee, you can write an individual learning plan for them, and them give them a roadmap for them to follow, with a way for that mentee to ask questions as they go along their journey, and you can offer, say, weekly coaching sessions with them as an individual, or in a group.
So what skills do you need as a mentor?