Learning how to work with people to whom you don’t have a natural connection, demonstrating patience with those in need of guidance and support, helping people figure out the best path forward: all trademarks of a great leader AND skills honed through mentoring.
A mentor is a business professional with the experience to provide personalized support, sound business advice and encouragement to help emerging entrepreneurs develop their own abilities and insights. A mentor’s value stems from the fact that they’ve “been there and done that,” giving you the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and successes.
My mentor provided major value – everything from emotional support through the tough times to real world business advice. Most valuable was the ability to have a third party sounding board that wasn’t shy to tell me the truth.
– Robb Price, DeliverGood, Futurpreneur Canada entrepreneur