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Mentorship Panel – Toronto Small Business Forum

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Source: StartUp Here Toronto Panel: Dave Wilkin, Hugh Chow, Devon Brooks, Jeremy O’Krafka, Debbie Fung Q: How do you seek out mentorship? A: Connect through incubators, 10k coffees platform and startup events. @enterprisetoronto Has a great mentorship program. A: Do your research. Intentionally seek out someone who has knowledge beyond you personal experience. Do they […]

Students Have Networking Breakthroughs at Speed Mentoring Event

Friday, November 21, 2014

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  A recent Women in Leadership Foundation study found that mentoring is important to 87% of Canadians, but only 19% have one.  On November 20th at Seneca’s Markham Campus, a group lead by the Workforce Planning Board of York Region in partnership with Seneca and facilitated by MENTORnetwork, ran an event to help bridge this gap.  48 current and aspiring […]

How to build CONNECTION: A necessity to building community

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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How to build CONNECTION: A necessity to building community

In order for any mentoring relationship and community to work, its managers and members MUST know how to build a feeling of connection with one another. Connection occurs when people feel they can trust somebody and share a common story such that they are inspired to be part of each other’s lives and be a […]

Main skills of a mentorship program manager

Monday, February 10, 2014

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Main skills of a mentorship program manager

For the month of February, we’re going to be delving into the community aspect of mentorship. We’ll be featuring great mentorship success stories with mentees we’ve worked with and know. We’ll also provide some thought pieces on the community management of mentorship programs. As much as we’re committed to supporting individual mentors and mentees in building […]

How do advisory boards fit with mentorship?

Monday, February 3, 2014

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How do advisory boards fit with mentorship?

Module 4 of CYBF’s FREE Mentorship Crash Course identifies the distinction between mentors and advisors and goes into the specifics of the value and function of advisors and advisory boards. Here’s a brief recap of the most important questions they address in the module with their respective responses: What is an advisory board? An advisory […]

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 […]

How do I provide value to my mentor?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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How do I provide value to my mentor?

After much searching, you’ve met with an incredible individual who inspires you with their wisdom, achievements and who they are as a person. They are invested in your success and are excited to help you on your journey to attain your dreams. So now what? How do you keep this incredible person engaged in a […]

Mentor vs Advisor

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Mentor vs Advisor

In my MENTORready workshop, I’m regularly asked what the difference between a mentor and coach is.  These two roles are often described interchangeably in all realms of mentorship. But more specific to the world of entrepreneurs is the distinction between mentor and advisor.  In his book “Startup Communities” Brad Feld differentiates these as well as […]

Building Entrepreneur Mentoring Capacity in Ontario

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Building Entrepreneur Mentoring Capacity in Ontario

I’m sure it’s not a stretch to see why I was provoked by the subject of the email I received this morning, “Why Don’t Mentoring Networks Work?” from 1M/1M Founder Sramana Mitra. It’s no secret that I’m really proud of the exceptional network of mentoring programs we have available to entrepreneurs here in Canada and […]

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