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Business mentoring

  1. 1. 2010 NZPPA Seminar Introduction This brief presentation is designed to help you Next 15 minutes understand the possible benefits of business mentoring to you and your practice. Introduction Definition It also provides some defintion to the differences Mentor between mentoring, advising, coaching and What it isn’t consulting. Process Contract Where to go Summary We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill © 2010 andycollyer.com
  2. 2. BUSINESS MENTORING Definition In Greek mythology, Mentor was a friend and trusted counselor of Odysseus. When Odysseus left for the Trojan War he placed Mentor in charge of his son Telemachus and of his palace. Also referred to as the Protégé, the process of pairing mentor and mentee begins with the latter realising a need © 2010 andycollyer.com
  3. 3. BUSINESS MENTORING Mentor The successful fit as your business mentor has a set of skills ; • Experience • Communication Skills • Constructive Challenger • Empathy • Listening Skills • Honesty © 2010 andycollyer.com
  4. 4. Business Mentoring Successful mentoring requires both parties to be jointly responsible for a successful outcome. To know that you’ve achieved this, you need a ‘contract’ and you need a ‘plan’ © 2010 andycollyer.com
  5. 5. BUSINESS MENTORING What is isn’t • Coaching • Process of inquiry aimed towards self problem solving • Advisory • Professional Advisor in a specific business area • Consultant • A paid hired hand responsible for a specific portfolio • A silver bullet! © 2010 andycollyer.com
  6. 6. BUSINESS MENTORING Process • Prospective Mentors • The Joint Venture • Due Diligence • Structure • Exit © 2010 andycollyer.com
  7. 7. Business Mentoring The Contract The mentor The mentee • Trust and Mutual Respect • Prepared to listen • Share knowledge & experience • Prepared to be open • Provide information, • Be committed to the process resources, advice and and the plan that you have information devised with your mentor • Open their network • Be responsible • Be constructive • Be objective • Help define and achieve goals • Be focused – on goals © 2010 andycollyer.com
  8. 8. BUSINESS MENTORING Where to go • Professional Body • Business Network • Business Mentors New Zealand • The Market © 2010 andycollyer.com
  9. 9. BUSINESS MENTORING Summary • Impetus • Finding the mentor • A Joint Venture • Structure • Commitment • Exit © 2010 andycollyer.com
  10. 10. You can download this presentation at andycollyer.com

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