Fast-Track Your Career: Finding the Mentor Who’s Right for You
Looking to advance your career, broaden your skill set, and achieve your full potential? Having a mentor is one of the top ways to get there.
Wouldn’t it be great to find that perfect person who’ll take an active interest in your career, help guide you, and give you a boost when you’re feeling stuck?
But finding the right mentor and building a relationship with them isn’t something that just happens automatically. It takes work.
How do you take that first step that can be so vital to your career? How can you find the right person to be your mentor? And how do you do it if working remotely?
You’re invited to attend a 60-minute workshop where you’ll learn exactly that. Join us to discover the keys to identify a potential mentor, establish the relationship and maximize it. Discover:
- How to find the mentor who’s right for you - and whom to avoid
- Proven ways to take the first step and make the ask – minus the awkwardness – even when working remotely
- Getting the most out of your relationship - for both of you
- How to assess an ongoing mentor relationship - and when an adjustment or change is needed
- And much more
Finding the Right Mentor
- What are the general qualifications and characteristics of a great mentor?
- How can I tell whether a specific mentor is right for me?
- Effective ways to make the ask – even in today’s remote work era - that lower stress, reduce awkwardness and have a higher chance of success
Getting the Most Out of Your Relationship
- What does a good mentor relationship look like - and how do I get there?
- What can a mentor realistically do for me and my career?
- How does mentorship differ from sponsorship?
- Structuring your relationship so that both of you benefit (don’t worry, it’s not as formal as it sounds)
- What are some of the danger signs in a mentor relationship?
- How to rekindle things when they seem stuck in neutral
- When and how to end a mentor relationship - without ruining your career
About the Speaker
Gail Golden, MBA, Ph.D., has over two decades of success helping people hit peak performance, maximize their achievements and accomplish their most important goals. A licensed psychologist, she’s the Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, an international network of senior management psychologists and consultants.
She’s given countless workshops to business leaders and employees and has taught courses at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago.
- Gail has extensive experience as a public speaker and media commentator, and has been quoted in Fast Company, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Today's Chicago Woman, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Chicago Tribune, and numerous other publications.
- Gail’s book, Curating Your Life, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in April 2020. Based on what she’s learned over more than two decades of helping leaders of all types maximize their achievements, Curating Your Life is full of advice on how to direct your energy toward identifying and accomplishing your most important goals.
- Current and former clients include Best Buy, BMO Harris Bank, The Chicago Architecture Center, Northern Trust, Mead Johnson, Table XI, Vi Living, and Weber Shandwick, among many others.
- She serves on the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago, has been elected to the International Women’s Forum, and coordinates the Chicago Coaching Roundtable, a local network of leading executive coaches.
After this online workshop you’ll be able to build a successful mentor relationship that will advance your career, broaden your skill set and help you achieve your potential. You'll learn how to identify a potential mentor, structure the relationship for maximum benefit to both parties and maintain that relationship over time.