We believe, that mentors are people with a generous mindset and a genuine wish to support any individual on their specific journey. Nothing is more fulfilling than supporting another person in achieving their goals or ambitions.
There are many excellent reasons to become a mentor:
- Pay it forward
- Shape the leaders of tomorrow
- Broaden your professional network
- Be part of a vibrant eco system
- Grow your skills – and become a better leader
Pay it forward
You have been successful. You have experienced a lot during your years in business. You have met people who inspired you – and perhaps had the privilege of having a mentor yourself. Now you feel it is time to give the same experience to someone else, and bring your experience into play.
Shaping the leaders of tomorrow
Many of the mentees will move on to become leaders over the years. As a mentor, you will be a big part of shaping them.
Very often, you will end up working with younger mentees, sometimes much younger than yourself. They most likely think and act differently. To know them is to understand them. The personal connection of a mentoring relationship will offer you new insights into the younger generation.
By passing on what you’ve learned the hard way, you clarify and embed the lessons within yourself. You will make a difference in someone elses life.
Despite all the personal rewards that mentoring will give you, there is nothing like the feeling of making a positive difference in someone else’s life.
Broaden your professional network
When you enter a program run by WLM, we use a lot of effort on matching your wishes and competencies with the right mentees. Often you will be introduced to mentees from different industries or sectors, giving you the chance to gain new insights and broaden your professional network.
Be part of a vibrant eco-system
Being a part of a vibrant eco-system will bring inspiration and connections to your professional life. You will get new ideas and grow your professional network to the benefit of your professional career.
Grow your skills
It’s likely that you already are a skilled leader. However, through mentoring, you will learn to work with people to whom you don’t have a natural connection, demonstrating patience with those in need of guidance. Helping them find the best path forward will hone your natural leader skills. The more you work at leadership on a one-to-one basis, the more you’ll improve in larger group settings.