<aside> 🎖️ At Talent Protocol, we see careers as collective journeys.
Our approach to mentoring aims to take careers to the next level through collaboration, experimentation, and accountability.
When our members voiced what they are looking for at Talent Protocol, mentoring, as mentor or mentee, was by far the option chosen by most people.
Check our growing user base, and see which members are best fitted to help you on your professional journey.
Aim for diversity; pick more than one mentor/mentee. It will give a broader perspective on your journey.
If you are a mentee, see your supporters as a circle of advisors, and don’t forget they have incentives to support your career.
If you are a mentor, what better way to support the people in who you invested than helping them to thrive?
Some mentorships relationships work, while others don’t. And that’s perfectly ok.
<aside> 🧭 People looking for mentors
<aside> 👋 People looking to mentorx others
3️⃣ The three types of growth relationships
Mentoring is a relationship between two people where the more experienced person, the mentor, helps and guides the less experienced person. However, it can’t be seen as a one-way flow of knowledge, and in most successful cases, both mentor and mentee grow together.
A mentor’s support can be focused both on personal development and career advice. Mentoring can take many shapes and may involve regular conversations, goal setting, tracking, and unstructured sharing of knowledge and experience.
Sometimes people confuse mentoring and coaching but the later is focused on asking questions and facilitating introspection.
Last but not least, sponsors can be as crucial as mentors and coaches by giving opportunities — introducing you to the right people, advocating for your promotion, etc…
The value of titles is always relative, and people are often a mix of these three roles (coach, mentor and sponsor).
In the end, what’s more critical is adding value to the different dimensions of a career path, whatever the title might be.
<aside> 🧭 ⚡ As a mentee, you can streamline your career and take it to the next level with the help of a dedicated mentor and a supportive community.
<aside> 🪂 ⚡ As a mentor, you will feel the joy of giving back, sharpening your skills, and creating positive impact on tomorrow's builders.