MENTOR INFORMATION

QUALITIES OF A GOOD MENTOR

 A good mentor is:

  • Knowledgeable and compassionate, with great coaching/teaching skills
  • Committed to helping mentees find success and fulfillment in the profession
  • Successful in and an advocate for the profession
  • Invested in empowering the mentor to develop their own strengths, beliefs and personal attributes

If this sounds like you, please complete our Mentor Questionnaire.

TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL MENTORS 

  • Be approachable and available
  • Remember who the relationship is about/check your biases and impulses
  • Set goals and expectations
  • Share failures as well as success
  • Be honest 
  • Open doors
  • Do an informal needs assessment
  • Be accountable to your mentee and vice versa (be accountable to each other)

MENTOR TESTIMONIALS

Serving as a mentor helped increase my own confidence in my own career development and that the professional development I had worked on was of value as well. It really was reassuring to know that someone else was able to benefit from the mentoring and development work that I had received along the way, and made me feel more assured as an intermediate communications professional that I had the knowledge and skills expected of that level of career. It’s motivating to pay it forward and I gained a great deal of satisfaction from sharing and contributing to my mentee’s growth as he launches a bright future for his career.

Andrew Kaszowski (2021)

HOW TO BECOME A MENTOR

If you feel you would be a good fit as a mentor with IABC London and have not been approached, however, please complete our Mentor Questionnaire.

All Mentors will need to complete a Mentor Questionnaire, to allow us to make the best match for you and your mentee.

Questions? Email iabclondonmembership@gmail.com.