Noun: a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
Someone with a willingness to coach others, who is patient, trustworthy and has experience in the area which they are teaching.
Protégé: Role and Responsibilities
As the protégé, you have the opportunity to work with a mentor in your industry. The mentor can provide wisdom, advice, and support as you move through your career. Your responsibility is to remain open to the communications, feedback, and sharing that your mentor provides. You will need to be active in seeking information, arranging communications, and applying the lessons learned to your own career and professional development.
Prior to introducing yourself to a potential mentor, consider the following:
- What is your current stage of professional development?
- What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
- What have been your professional successes?
- In what areas do you continue to struggle?
- Where do you see yourself professionally now?
- Where do you see yourself professionally five years from now?
- How do you think that a mentor can help you achieve those goals?
- If there is one area or skill that you would like to improve on, what would it be?
If interested in being a mentor, or in finding a mentor to help you in your career, contact John Jennings.