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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

“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 […]

Mentoring – Guest Post by Donna Messer

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Mentoring – Guest Post by Donna Messer

Mentoring is increasingly being recognized as important in career and small business development. It has been acknowledged that companies thrive when they have some form of mentoring as part of their growth. The trend toward mentoring has grown dramatically throughout the world and today, many companies automatically assigning a mentor to new employees. The following […]

What is a Mentor?

Friday, January 14, 2011

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What is a Mentor?

As we go through the “What Next” phase of life, it’s easy to get lost in the challenges and struggles right in front of us.  So often, we can’t see the resources, connections and opportunities that are surrounding us—but just out of reach.  What if we had a trusted advisor with a 10,000 foot view […]

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