Convener: Ronni E.
Notetaker: Karen M.
Specific resources to share from session: (links, books, organizations, articles etc.)
Looking for places to be a Mentor or Mentee if you want more formal pairings
More on Everyone is a Mentor
http://nevillechristie.com/how-many-different-types-of-mentoring-are-there/ (LOVE his way of presenting the ‘New Way’
And how to Active Listen
Just some really awesome sites I have collected
Question to everyone – Who was/is your favorite mentor for you? And Why?
What were their strengths?
Gave Platforms for mentee to work
brought mentee to the table
furthering mentee’s careers
able to help with difficult advice in a palatable fashion
Anyone can be mentor above, even if in different field
What you share, tell, show – and what can they share, tell show
Can they Listen
Exercise – What is my specialtiy (without naming the specialty)
Good approaches to finding out – Present a problem, feelings, a day in the life. Personalize the environment and topic.
Always make your mentee feel safe (That does not mean you have to hold back feedback, just make sure you’re being empathetic, and supportive in presentation.
List to the story, always thank and acknowledge their sharing before diving in. personalize your response/story back – show empathy.
How to be a mentor/mentee
Don’t be afraid to reach out – For folks offering to be mentors, offer to be a sounding board, a neutral ear, sharing experiences.
Let them share the problem, getting the energy out, apply EQ -(Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ))
Question: How do I show passion at work – very quiet person – Awesome answer “I leave my Karma Sutra @ home but the way I show my passion @ work is x, y ,z)
Ted Talks – How to Share an “I” story – failure is a very good one with lesson – “I screwed up and this is what i would have done differently”
Question: I thought you had only one or two mentors. It sounds like you can have as many as you want — Answer YES, we all have different needs form an alliance group – 2-4 people with different levels of experience in both life and business.
Mentors helping /managing VENTING.
Let the person vent – (set the stage to ‘let it all hang out’ once’ Get that energy out and off the person. Then after venting – deep breath and have the person find a ‘good moment’ about that person to help them now focus on what they want changed in a pro-active way.
Mentees can be Mentors = Everyone has a different perspective and those that are higher up the ladder may not be so connected to the day to day. Providing that experience knowledge helps those who are above you make better decisions and choices..