I asked my coaching friend, Kirk Kirlin, this question: “How do you find a mentor?” The essence of his answer is:
- get clear on what you need from a mentor
- ask someone to mentor on a specific topic
- if one declines, ask another to mentor
Watch the video to see him explain it.
Mentoring doesn’t have to be so overwhelming; mentoring is just someone who has resources to help you in a specific area. (cf. What does a mentor do? another video with Kirk)
Mentoring doesn’t have to be a rigorous program. It could flow out of a relationship. It could be focused on a task or project. It could be short-term or long-term. Sounds like to me there’s several different kinds of mentoring.
2 insightful remarks Kirk made: “Nobody is as committed to your development as you are.” and, “It’s not appropriate to ask someone to mentor [me] in all of life.”
What do you think? Add a comment and chime in…