The Mentoring Blog

How to find a mentor articles for mentees mentoring training

“I think you need a mentor”

“A mentor will help you succeed in business”

“I had a mentor and it really helped me”

Have you had someone say this to you? It is great advice… but finding a suitable mentor...

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Mentoring benefits - becoming a mentor articles for mentors mentoring training

Have you been helped by various people in your life, and you are looking for a way to pay it back and help others?

Do you get a kick out of helping others succeed in their business, career and life?

Do you have great business skills and...

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Focus areas for your next mentoring program articles for businesses building a mentoring program

Every business is unique and therefore business mentoring programs are not a one-size fits all.

Mentoring can be used for any scenario where there needs to be some knowledge and experience sharing between two people.

Below is a list of common...

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Building a mentoring program. articles for businesses building a mentoring program

A mentoring program should never be viewed as an off the shelf solution. Ideally you want mentoring to be a valued part of your company culture.

Your mentoring program needs to be an iterative process were you continuously gather feedback...

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How much does a business mentoring program cost? articles for businesses building a mentoring program

At Next Level Mentoring (NLM) this is one of the most popular questions we get asked.

This article will give you exact costs for our standard business mentoring programs and explain the variables that can affect these costs.

To help frame the...

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Mentor certification articles for mentors

At Next Level Mentoring we do not believe you have to attend a courses that runs over several days and cost thousands of dollars just to get formal mentoring certification. 

The most important requirement in mentoring is attitude. Since you...

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Coach or Mentor? articles for mentees articles for mentors

Let’s imagine that you are reading this article and you have already made the decision to take more control of your career and business development. You are personally going to do something about it rather than leaving it to chance or...

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Cross-industry mentoring - what your leaders can learn from others. articles for businesses

Why is Next Level Mentoring launching a cross industry mentoring program.

Because there is a wealth of learnings that people can gain from understanding how other industries operate.

To best explain it I want you to think of 3 concentric...

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Surface mentoring and deep mentoring articles for mentees articles for mentors

What is "surface mentoring" and what is "deep mentoring".

I have heard numerous times people talking about having a one-off mentoring session; whether this was through initiatives like mentor walks or it being part of an offering by their company....

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Why a mentor is important.

Having a mentor could be one of the best things you do for your career. That is why a mentor is important.

Here are some of the people that would benefit immensely in taking the positive action in getting themselves a mentor.

  • The continuous...
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How often should I talk to my mentor. articles for mentees articles for mentors

"How much time do I need to commit to being a mentee or mentor?"

A rule of thumb is that you should be having 1 meeting a month minimum. At the start of the your mentoring journey you may want to do it more frequently with 1 meeting every 2 weeks...

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Mentoring benefits - having a mentor

You are considering getting a mentor but you just want to know what benefits you should expect to see before you commit.

Well, you have come to the right page and there are a lot of benefits!

 

The top 6 benefits of having a mentor 

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Mentoring and Coaching differences articles for businesses articles for mentees articles for mentors

 One of the most frequent questions we get asked is what are the difference between mentoring and coaching? It is pitched as mentoring vs coaching and only one can exist.

"Should I get a mentor or a coach?"

Since we get...

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What makes a great mentoring program. articles for businesses building a mentoring program

So what makes a great mentoring program? Is it;

  • The simplicity of the program?

  • The correct selection of the participants.

  • The successful matching of mentor pairs?

  • The program is fun?

It’s a combination of the above plus a whole lot...

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NLM's online mentoring training portal now available articles for businesses mentoring training

Do you already have a mentoring program for the people within your company or for the members of an organisation? 

Are looking for ways to improve it? 

(In this case, "improve" means to greatly increase the effectiveness of your...

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How to set mentoring goals. articles for mentees articles for mentors

Should I know what my goals are before I get a mentor?

This is probably the biggest question that stops people finding a mentor... because they don't know their goals and never get the chance to define them.

It is similar to asking ...

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Why our Managing Director started Next Level Mentoring. articles for businesses articles for mentees articles for mentors

Darren McFarlane runs a mentoring company that is helping other people get into mentoring. But why did he get into mentoring in the first place?

“There's so much learning and then you get that extra positive benefit of helping...

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Investing in a mentoring program. articles for businesses building a mentoring program

I was recently asked the following question

"It would be great to hear your thoughts on the value for businesses. Why should they invest in mentoring and/or coaching? What is the ROI?"

Great question. We will break down the answer into 2...

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How to run a successful mentoring program pilot. articles for businesses building a mentoring program

How do you run a successful mentoring program for your business?

You are interested in having a business mentoring program at your company, thats great news! Your people will thank you for it.

You have probably heard the advice that firstly...

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