In her book, Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, characterizes the search for a mentor to that of the questioning little bird in a much-loved children’s book, asking different objects and animals the question, “Are You my Mother?”The search for a mentor can become like that, with ever-present question in the mentee’s mind, “Are you my [next] mentor?”
Finding a good mentor, one that fits you and your goals, doesn’t have to be a bewildering search.
This keynote offers tips and recommendations to help you, the mentee, research, and converse with and ultimately choose the right mentor for you.
- Identify how to avoid a “TorMentor” and find a “ForMentor”
- Learn how to do the “Big Ask” of a potential mentor and then have a “MentorView” (Mentor + Interview) conversation so you know if you are a good match.
- Leave the event withsolid relationship guidelines to setin place from the beginning that guarantee a prosperous mentoring experience.