Consider being a mentor

Mentoring can be a highly rewarding experience. It is an important voluntary community activity that is critical to develop and nurture local business and help the local economy. 

A business mentor is someone with extensive experience and knowledge in business, either owning, operating their own business or in a high managerial position. It is someone who has walked the highs and lows, and dealt with managing growth and change in business. 

A business mentor is someone who takes special interest in helping another to develop a successful business through improved processes and practices.

 

To be a mentor you need:

  • extensive experience and knowledge in business;
  • available time; 
  • be a great listener and have the ability to listen objectively and ask the right questions; 
  • tact, patience and diplomacy; and 
  • clear communication.

A mentoring relationship is based upon encouragement, constructive discussion and comments, openness, mutual trust, respect and a willingness to learn and share. Mentors do not act as formal advisors, consultants or coaches.

The mentors reward comes from seeing another person grow and develop — they enjoy building a rapport with the business community and feeling valued for sharing their expertise.

 

If you are interested in applying to become a mentor, please contact:

Mentor Partners Program Co-ordinator,Sandy Brouvalis

Mobile: 0438 507 010

Email: sbrouvalis@mentorpartners.com.au