A coach talks with you . . .
A mentor talks to you . . .
A sponsor talks about you . . .
In any relationship, there are two halves. Both halves come to that relationship with a “schema” about how it will work, how they are viewed, how they view others, and so many other thoughts that it makes it unlikely to have a “clean start”.
During our session on mentoring and development on July 14th, Nikki Watkins led the group in a discussion about their own mindsets and how people may be limiting or liberating themselves. They made a discovery that human connection is possible early in a relationship if we focus on being our true authentic selves. Additionally, they understood that others’ perspectives might provide them with valuable new insights and thinking. Speed networking, large group discussion, intimate pair work and finally small group work, took them on a journey of discovery about themselves and their peers. The day was spent learning about some of the neuroscience behind our thinking patterns, exploring some best practices, and getting to know inspirational and insightful people as part of our venture on the road to equality.
“What are your Best Practice recommendations for ensuring women
get the most out of their mentoring relationships?”