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National Mentoring Month - The Power of Mentors and why mentorship matters by Neelima Mangal

What is National Mentoring Month?

The project to raise awareness of the demand for additional mentors was established in 2002 by MENTOR National and the Harvard School of Public Health. National Mentoring Month has received official recognition from Congress and previous presidents Obama and Bush.

The Power of Mentors and why mentorship matters

The personal and professional growth of an individual can be significantly impacted through mentoring. In addition to acting as a role model and sounding board, a mentor may offer direction, counsel, and support. Mentors can also open doors to new possibilities, offer criticism, and assist mentees in overcoming obstacles. Mentorship may also assist mentees gain essential real-world experience and knowledge by bridging the gap between theory and practice. In general, mentoring may be extremely important in assisting people in realizing their potential and achieving their goals.

A crucial sense of connection and belonging may also be offered via mentoring. A mentor may be a source of inspiration and motivation, aiding mentees in developing self-confidence and self-esteem. For underrepresented groups like women and people of color who could encounter additional obstacles to success, this might be especially crucial. As mentees may benefit from the experiences of others and develop a sense of belonging within their sector or area, mentoring can also generate a sense of community and support.

The relationship can also be advantageous to mentors. They might feel fulfilled by assisting others and gain knowledge from the viewpoints and experiences of their mentees. Additionally, by receiving introductions to new contacts and business prospects from mentees, mentors may widen their professional network.

Overall, mentoring has the potential to be a useful tool for both mentors and mentees to grow personally and professionally.

Mentoring others allows you to feel good about doing good while simultaneously honing your leadership abilities. Finding a suitable mentor, on the other hand, might have an impact on the future success of your small business. Mentorship is crucial since it has benefits for everyone.

Mutual communication is essential to mentoring. I've been fortunate enough to act as both a mentor and a mentee throughout my life.

Today, take a moment to appreciate those people.

Make Mentorships a Priority in 2023

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