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How to follow up from your mentor meeting to create great results & a meaningful relationship

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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How to follow up from your mentor meeting to create great results & a meaningful relationship

Having a good follow up procedure from each mentor meeting is important to ensure that the mentor and mentee gain value from their interactions and they develop a meaningful mentoring relationship. In Module 3 of CYBF’s FREE Mentorship Crash Course recommends sending a recap e-mail to your mentor after each meeting as a follow up procedure. Recapping […]

How to prepare for a mentor meeting

Monday, January 27, 2014

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How to prepare for a mentor meeting

In order to get the most out of your interactions with your mentor, we recommend that you come into your mentor meeting prepared. According to Module 3 of CYBF’s Mentorship Crash Course  here’s how: 1. Do your homework Use outlets like LinkedIn, Twitter and Google (articles they’ve written, a blog they keep etc.) to learn […]

Stages of mentoring relationships

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Stages of mentoring relationships

Today we review what CYBF identifies as the three stages of a mentoring relationship. I’ve added in my mentorship experiences to showcase what they look like in real-time; note that these experiences are highlighting informal mentoring relationships. You can discover more in Module 2 of CYBF’s Mentorship Crash Course. 1. Establishing the relationship Your role: […]

How to communicate with your mentor

Monday, January 20, 2014

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How to communicate with your mentor

Today we explore how to communicate with your mentor, which is one of the components discussed in Module 2 of CYBF’s FREE Mentorship Crash Course: What can I expect?. There are three main areas outlined to focus on: 1. Regular communication “Meet face-to-face at least once a month with your mentor to keep the momentum […]

“I believe in you, just do it” – Susheela’s mentorship story

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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“I believe in you, just do it” – Susheela’s mentorship story

In the spirit of highlighting Module 1 of CYBF’s Mentorship Crash Course which speaks to the value of mentorship, I thought I would share one of my mentorship stories. In March 2009 I  organized a conference at my University about Social Justice & Entrepreneurship where Dev Aujla was our keynote. On the day of the conference, […]

The Value of Mentorship

Monday, January 13, 2014

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The Value of Mentorship

To kick off the new year, we thought we’d help our readers connect to and understand the VALUE of mentorship with the help of the content in Module 1 of CYBF’s (the Canadian Youth Business Foundation) FREE Mentorship Crash course. In module 1 of the course, CYBF articulates: “Successful entrepreneurs know that the most effective […]

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