How to know if a mentor is right for you.
Updated: Mar 8
hiring a mentor can be intimidating. Sometimes knowing the right questions to ask doesn't come easy.
Here are a few tips on knowing who and when to hire a mentor.
In my work, being a woman that works primarily with men, I'm used to answering questions about relationships, spirituality and things such as that. But there is more to working with a mentor than just the surface of how they can help you get from a to b.
One of the most common questions i'm asked is "how can i guarantee things will change for me?"
the thing is - i can't. As with any mentor, coach, therapist, etc.. we teach you the tools for changing your life; i help you discover the hidden parts of you need to be healed and how to transform. Ultimately, the work is up to you. What happens during and after working with a mentor is up to you!
Tip #1 - Asking the right questions..
You want to know that this person that you're about to hire is worthy of your energy and your time, right? I mean, let's be real for a moment - you're about to hire them, so, ask questions that are relevant to you and your needs. What is the one thing that YOU feel needs to be healed/changed/transformed.. ask how their services will get you there.
Tip #2 - Explain more.
When seeking the advice of a mentor, be sure that they are aware of what your desired outcome is. They should ask, but if not, make sure you speak for yourself. Not all mentors will know or offer what you need unless they fully understand what your needs are and how to meet them.
"a mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself." – oprah winfrey