Module 4

All About Mentors


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Learning Path

Identifying Potential Mentors

Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.

Qualities of a Great Mentor:
• Someone with experience
• Someone who is invested in your success
• Someone who will challenge you
• Someone who will hold you accountable

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Reaching Out to a Potential Mentor

Reaching Out
• Keep it simple – Introduce yourself and why you want to connect with them
• Ask for something specific – either for a phone call, or for their response to a few questions
• Acknowledge and respect their time
• Build the relationship over time – Comment on Social Media posts, send Thank You notes
As you consider reaching out to a potential mentor, first do some homework – visit their website, look at their LinkedIn profile, read their published materials, etc.

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Truth #6 – Having a mentor is not a one-way street. As the mentee, it is your responsibility to follow up on your Mentor’s suggestions and recommendations.


Tips for Following Up with Your Mentor:
• Let them know you took the action they suggested
• Let them know what the results were• Tell them the lessons you learned from taking the action
• Share with them your next steps

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“…select mentors who have your…well-being at heart. Be careful about taking advice from your
peers. If you want more than you now have, reach up, not across!”
-Robert D. Hales

A great mentor will be your secret weapon to success
• A good mentor is someone who is experienced, is vested in your success, and who will challenge you
• Reach out to a potential mentor the right way and commit to the relationship
• Follow Up on the results of the actions you took , that your mentor recommended

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