What to expect
The Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s mentoring programme confidentially connects members in order to share knowledge and experience.
As mentoring comes in all shapes and sizes, we have a number of ways our members can join in with the programme:
ONE TO ONE CONNECTIONS
Mentoring through the Entrepreneurs’ Forum begins with a tailored match-making process.
We’ll discuss what kind of mentor you’re looking for, whether that is someone to help you with a short term business challenge, or a longer term mentor who you can meet with regularly.
By understanding your specific situation and needs, we can then recommend the most appropriate mentor for you by carefully considering their past experience and skill-set.
In most case we’ll provide you with a few options.
When we’ve agreed on a mentor who is available, we’ll connect the two of you to set up an initial meeting and ask you to sign our mentoring charter.
Everything discussed in your meetings is confidential and at that point you can both agree if future meetings are required.
We understand that business changes, so if you face different challenges along the journey, you can call upon mentoring support whenever you need it.
A member of the Forum team will follow up with you to ensure your mentoring link has been beneficial and make further connections if necessary.
MENTORING DROP-IN SESSIONS (SURGERIES)
Aside from one-to-one connections, our mentoring drop-in sessions are very popular and are held regularly throughout the year.
The usual format is to have two or three mentors available and members can make a one hour appointment.
Members will receive an invite to each session by email and you can also find your next session in mentoring surgeries.
*Our mentors give their time altruistically and no financial recompense is expected, nor is it necessary to offer any.