“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn“.
The Canadian College of Health Leaders defines mentorship as:
…a one-on-one relationship, in which one person (the mentor) helps develop another (the mentee) by sharing wisdom, insight, and skills. Moreover, mentorship is a professional relationship between people with different levels of experience and expertise. A mentor can help a less-experienced person learn the skills, attitudes and values required to be successful in the workplace. The mentor may be a coach, career guide, confidante and a positive role model.
Canadian College of Health Leaders. (2014, Fall). National Mentorship Program Handbook. Retrieved from Canadian College of Health Leaders – Welcome to the National Mentorship Program: https://cchl.in1touch.org/document/617/CCHL_Mentorship-Handbook_EN.docx
Most individuals wish to grow and develop personally and professionally. The vast majority of individuals wish to actively develop themselves in order to achieve greater remuneration and career success. Most individuals have professional goals that they desire to attain. In turn, to achieve personal growth and career advancement, the following key components usually have to be in place:
- The individual requires a certain degree of ambition and the desire to stretch and develop. People will not grow and develop if they do not want to.
- Their organization needs to have a process in place to support personal growth and development. People will not advance in their careers (within their organization) if their superiors show little interest and offer limited support.
- Individuals need a guide, a mentor, a coach or a role model. People often cannot develop themselves without help.
If you are interested in seeking mentorship support, feel free to book a 15-minute introductory conversation that will allow us to:
- Discuss your mentorship needs;
- Become familiar with one another; and
- Set expectations and objectives for the mentee/mentor relationship.
Request an initial mentorship discussion via: