Your Guide, Supporter, Advocate, Empathetic Ear, Facilitator & Sounding Board.
YOU ARE READY FOR A LANUA MENTOR IF:
You know the problems you would like to address
You are open to advice (especially if it’s difficult to hear)
You are looking for ongoing support
BENEFITS OF HAVING A MENTOR
“A Mentor can be defined as a guide, advocate, empathetic ear, supporter, facilitator, sounding board or a catalyst for change.”
(BMNZ). An experienced mentor is crucial to the development and execution of a successful business strategy.
A mentor can also:
Help in developing greater confidence
Provide a soundboard for discussing ideas, when you're not ready to discuss these issues with employees
Believe in you and your ability
Give advice without emotional involvement in your business, which is a tricky one for business owners
Help to make the appropriate choices and sacrifices by working out what you really want from your life and work
Challenge your organisation’s thinking and be challenged in your own beliefs.
HOW IT WORKS
Introductory meeting to understand your goals and strategic plan
Meeting regularly (usually bi-weekly) initially to define the needs of the mentee and starting to deal with the most urgent issues. This will include a review of the actions you’re taking and whether it’s achieving the desired results.
As the mentoring starts to deliver results, the catch-up usually moves to a monthly cycle