How do I find a mentor?
I am looking for a mentor to provide me with valuable experience and advise me. I need help in business expansion and construction of a full-fledged company in recruitment, and so I am looking for someone with experience in creating companies and willing to share skills.
I would say it is best to research your potential mentor, talk to them one the phone, skype or google hang out in my opinion if they do not have access to any of these I would keep on searching but that is just me.
If a mentor is just going to lead you to a website or just email to you that is a red flag in my book.
Talk to your mentor find out how both of you respond to each other before commiting money.
I hope this helps.
If you are in the US, check out your local SCORE chapter.
Another avenue would be to hire a business coach to help you.
Great question Alexey, I am a big support of the Score, you should be able to fine a retired exec that has all of the skills sets your looking for. I think social media outlets like (LinkedIn) would be a great source to find a mentor as well.
When you locate that person(s), I think having a clear concise list of questions of ideals that I would want to ask, maybe they can give you some insight on things you probable didn't think of.
Good luck and much success !
In order to find the one you are looking for & not to waist your time you have to find some one working in the same filed in another company , It may cost you more but you will same time & money later on , So the skilled one will make you save your time & perform the company in short time .
Charlene who responded earlier has it right on.. the best mentors for you are people that have a passion for what they are doing and you will find through SCORE a volunteer who has a passion about helping people succeed in business. There are over 11600 SCORE volunteers across the country all willing to sit with you and share their knowledge. The only cost is your time and effort. Go to www.score.org/chapters-map and enter your zip code click search and you will find a local chapter that is close to you...just reach out to them and request a mentor you will be connected to someone that is willing to be a terrific tour guide for you.
Firstly you need to fnd someone that is far ahead of you on your entrepreneurial journey. What I have found often works is to find someone from your industry that has retired after building a successful company. I suggest you find these people by attending networking forums. social media (linked is useful), etc. Also look at people (retired) who sit on boards as non executives, often these people have the time and are willing to help.
Are you looking for a mentor or a coach or a consultant?
How do you define 'share skills'..... so as to set the right expectations?
Are you wanting to pay for it or acquire it free; as there are paid mentors as well as those willing to give their time.
You can reference the below, as well, check out IvyExec.com, FindAMentor.org, etc. that connects mentors with mentorees. Just google - how to find a mentor.
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Ask other professionals in your life, such as: Your Accountant, lawyer, join a regional Chamber, make an apptmt with Score. Also, sign up for email mentoring on Score.org which matches to a national base of free volunteers. Some also have their own for-profit businesses.
Here is a link to a seasoned business veteran that offers mentoring. He has been my mentor for several years and I can truly say that Robert Nitschke has been invaluable to me.
An idea I will be exploring is hanging out where successful people are likely to be. I made some fairly good connections while traveling via airplane and also noticed that people at nice hotels seem to be quite successful. So if you see me at the downtown hotel lobby working on my laptop say hi. This is a similar technique we would use when photographing wild animals. Go to where they go and wait :)
First thing you need to do is identify people who have been successful and accomplished some of the things you would like to accomplish.
Then spend some time "interviewing" them, buy them coffee or lunch and sit and talk with them.
Be up front and tell them what you are looking for, then build some good relationships with the one's that you like and think you can learn from. The mentorship will evolve from there.