Become A Mentor - 9 Concrete Reasons Why We Need A Mentor

“ One of the defining moments of my life came in the fourth grade, the year I was Mrs. Duncan's student. What Mrs. Duncan did for me was to help me to not be afraid of being smart. She encouraged me to read, and she often stayed after school to work with me, helping me choose books and letting me help her grade papers. For many years after that, I had one goal that I would one day become a fourth-grade teacher who would win the teacher award--because I was going to be the best teacher anyone had ever seen!”

– Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show

At Paris Talks, we’re looking for our own Mrs. Duncan and we believe it’s not late. 

We strongly believe it’s not too late to have our own mentor.

Our belief in mentoring has always been solidified through our company culture (at Expats Paris).  

Listening and sharing. All this while learning something new and interesting every day. 

We’re convinced no one can ever be too good or too successful to have a mentor. No one will ever be too old, clever or experienced to have a mentor. 

Most successful people have mentors. 

Successful Businesspeople like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg etc., all have had their business coaches or mentors and still have them. 

“Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximize their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.” 

– Eric Parsloe, the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring

Here are the 9 Concrete reasons why we need a mentor:

  1. To be taken under someone’s wing and help us to stay motivated and discover the path that we may need to take.
  2. To understand what it takes to get to the top and be a valuable platform for people that dream of a better future for our universe.
  3. To be provided with a wealth of knowledge and resources and helped to connect with various Experts (SMEs).
  4. To have our own personal cheerleader that helps us discover new opportunities.
  5. To have an advocate of our achievements and someone that’ll be there for us every step of our projects.
  6. To have someone that praises our accomplishments and provides us with constructive feedback.
  7. To help us to be passionate about our success and brands.
  8. To have someone that pushes us to hone and learn new skills that are needed for our future roles.
  9. Provide a life-long career advice and friendship.

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