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Mowgli foundation north west pilot

  1. 1. A chance to make a difference. Mentor an Entrepreneur.
  2. 2. The Mowgli Foundation is a not for profit mentoring organisation set up to make a difference to entrepreneurs, through the power of mentoring. By providing entrepreneurs with a relationship that inspires, supports and empowers them in achieving their business and personal potential, we hope to promote job creation and economic stability. Entrepreneur Mentoring Year long mentoring programme to help entrepreneurs build successful and sustainable businesses in the North West of England. The Mowgli Foundation are recruiting entrepreneurs and mentors to participate in a pilot entrepreneur mentoring programme taking place in the Greater Manchester area in November 2010.
  3. 3. “I fully endorse Mowgli’s ambitions to empower entrepreneurs. Initiatives that allow people to help themselves and fulfil their potential are exactly what mentoring is all about.” Professor David Clutterback, Clutterback Associates, Leading authority on mentoring & leadership How does Mowgli Mentoring work? • Mowgli recruit entrepreneurs and mentors for each programme • The mentors undertake a 4-day introductory programme. They are joined by the mentees on the 3rd & 4th day during which time the mentees and mentors are matched • Mentees and mentors agree a framework by which they will operate for the remainder of the year long programme • Mentoring relationship commences and is supported by Mowgli for one year • Mowgli mentees and mentors may chose to continue the mentoring relationship thereafter Why are Mowgli running a pilot in the Greater Manchester area? • As a major business, commercial and social enterprise centre, Manchester is home to a third of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies and has various infrastructure in place to support the SME community, which we believe Mowgli will compliment
  4. 4. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” Gandhi What do Mowgli Mentors gain from the experience? • Experience the satisfaction that comes from making a difference to others • Develop a new skill set to complement consultancy & management skills • Nurture & deepen existing competencies • Develop greater leadership capability • Develop active listening and greater emotional intelligence Am I eligible to apply to become a mentor? • We recruit mentors with a minimum 5 years senior level experience either as an entrepreneur or in the corporate sector • You must be committed to attending the introductory programme in November plus a minimum 2 hours per month with your mentee • We look to recruit mentors who believe that personal growth is achieved through contributing to others
  5. 5. How do Mowgli entrepreneurs benefit from the mentoring programme? • Receive support during key transitions and decisions in growing your business • Increase self confidence in your ability to take your business to the next level • Learn new skills from your mentor and your mentee ‘class’ • Learn about yourself and broaden your perspective • Build contacts with a broad array of like minded professionals Who will mentor me? • Our mentors have a minimum 5 years senior level experience either as an entrepreneur or in the corporate sector • They are recruited from a range of industries • They have a successful professional track record • They are highly committed individuals who believe that personal growth is achieved through contributing to others Am I eligible? • Have you been trading for at least a year and are a small to medium sized business? • Do you have the vision, drive and perseverance to make your business a success? • Is your business based in the North West of England? • Are you able to commit to the programme for a year (minimum 2 hours per month plus the initial 2-day programme)? If you can answer yes to the above then you are eligible for the Mowgli mentoring programme.
  6. 6. How to get involved: Get connected... Join Mowgli on Linked In, Facebook or Twitter, or register for our monthly newsletter through our website Make a donation... Visit our website to find out JustGiving page Become a Mentee... If you would like to apply to become a mentee on this programme, please contact Alicja Turner at Become a Mentor... If you would like to apply to become a mentor on this programme, please contact Alicja Turner at Sponsor us... Mowgli are seeking corporate sponsorship and / or funded mentors from corporate organisations, for this programme, please contact Amanda Edwards at Volunteer your time... Mowgli have a variety of volunteer opportunities, please contact Amanda Edwards at Find out more about Mowgli by visiting our website: