How To Find a Mentor to Lift You Higher

Why You Need a Mentor

How to Find the Right Mentor

The rules of finding the right mentor are:

Different Mentors for Different Reasons

Key Questions

  1. What goal would you like to achieve in the next 12 months?
  2. How committed are you to achieving that goal?
  3. Who do you know who has already achieved that goal? Think of people you know personally and don’t know personally.
  4. Do they take on mentees (paid or unpaid)?
  5. If you need to pay, identify what the value would be to you.
  6. If you had the opportunity to meet with them, what would be the number 1 thing you want to learn from them?
  7. How would you know you’ve been successful in achieving that goal?
  8. How long do they think it might take to learn?
  9. Whilst mentors might seem like they have it all, what can you help your mentor to achieve?
  10. How often will you be meeting with them?




Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

My 5 biggest screw-ups as a Scrum Master

New Zealand Work Visas: Important Updates 2021/2022

How OKRs can transform your company culture

Policies & Procedures: Technology’s Role

How to Improve Your Hybrid Work Model in 2022

Systems Thinking Lessons of Our Age: Networks

Disillusioned employees cost the world billions

Is AI preventing bias in recruitment — or creating it?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson

More from Medium

3 Tips When You’re Writing Christian Music That Will Make You Sound Professional And…

How Susceptible Are We To The Hypodermic Needle Theory?

How to Define the Powerful Message You’ll Share

A case for a need for belonging?