Mentoring is a common developmental approach which can produce excellent results for the mentor and the mentee. Its popularity can perhaps be accounted for by virtue of it being a low-cost yet highly personalised approach to development, and the willingness of businesses to give-back to help others. Our mentor programme and management service can help businesses to take full advantage of these benefits.
The role of the mentor is one of independent support to the mentee. The mentor will listen and give advice and guidance, challenge and support, focusing on developing capability by working with the mentee to help them realise their potential and goals.
The mentee is responsible for their learning and development and setting the direction and goals for the relationship. The flow of learning is two-way in a mentoring relationship and the mentor often gains as much as the mentee.
YTKO have a wealth of expertise in creating, animating and managing mentor programmes and peer to peer communities. We work together with you to:
- Co-design the programme format
- Recruit and train mentors
- Match mentors and mentees
- Ongoing pair monitoring
- Follow up and impact measurement
Support from other business people who have already been where you are going is invaluable to most founders and senior teams, and can be embedded within all our other brands and services to enrich and extend the support on offer.