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Skill Level Beginner
- Hi, my name is Aimee Bateman, and I'm the founder of Careercake. Now the best way for me to introduce mentoring as a concept, is to share something that explains it simply and perfectly. One of the defining moments of my life came in the fourth grade, the year I was Mrs. Duncan's student. What Mrs. Duncan did for me, was to help me not be afraid to be smart. She encouraged me to read and she often stayed after school to work with me, helping me choose books, and she used to let me help her grade the papers. Now for many years after that, I had one goal, that I would one day become a fourth grade teacher, who would win the teacher award, because I was going to be, the best teacher anyone had ever seen. Now that's not me, that's Oprah Winfrey, showing that on her show. Now, Oprah didn't become a fourth grade teacher, but she has made her entire career out of being one of the best teachers the world has ever seen. Now Deloitte surveyed more than seven and 1/2 thousand millennials in 29 countries this year. 61% said that having somebody to turn to for advice, and help them with their professional development had a massive impact on them. Even more telling those who said they happily plan to stay with their current employer for more than five years, were twice as likely to say that they had a mentor. But it's not just millennials who can benefit. You are never too experienced or too successful to benefit from a mentor. Steve Jobs had Bill Campbell as a mentor. Mark Zuckerberg then had Steve Jobs. Bill Gates had Warren Buffett, in this video, I'm going to explore how you too can benefit from having a mentor. We're going to look at what mentoring is, the difference between mentoring and coaching, then why mentoring matters. How to identify a suitable mentor, and then how to approach and ask a potential mentor. Then we're going to look at how to get the most out of your meetings, and how to build on your mentoring relationship moving forward. So let's get started.