Everyone needs a mentor, no matter who they are, no matter how powerful and successful and no matter the professional and personal heights they have attained. A mentor is someone who is willing to invest time, energy and effort in guiding mentees through their personal and/or professional life by using their experience and knowledge to minimise the chances of failure.
Brenda Cuby, Our Founder and MD at BC Training uses the skills of mentors who give her objective advice and help to ensure that she is able to achieve her professional goals and to further her development, and Brenda is now able to give back and mentor others, helping them to live their best lives, in her role as a success coach.
Finding the right mentor can make all the difference. We have all had mentors throughout our lives, whether that was a teacher at school, a friend or relative. Sometimes we choose to ignore their advice, or maybe sometimes the advice came at a time when we weren’t open to receiving it, but as we mature most of us realise that having a mentor is a good idea.
Most of the successful and well-known entrepreneurs in this world have benefited from having a mentor. Success is never a result of a solo endeavour but it is something that has evolved from taking on board opinions and having the guidance of someone else who can see things from a different perspective.
Once we are open to working with a mentor, how do we find one? Firstly, think about the type of mentor that you require. Do you have an idea for a start-up? In which case you will need someone who understands the market you want to enter and who can help you structure your ideas.
Secondly it is a good idea to get recommendations from others who have had personal experience of working with a mentor.
Finding the right mentor should be part of your strategy. Importantly you should like the person and trust their judgement.
Don’t forget that if you want to have a good relationship with your mentor then you need to fully engage with their advice and take any constructive criticism on board. The support of a mentor can kick start you to move towards your goal and send you on the path to success.
Contact Brenda, The Success Coach, at BC Training Gibraltar on +350 200 65461