Mentor or be Mentored! Peer to Peer mentoring to help you flourish
We all need someone who has our back, someone who encourages, inspires and empowers us with the confidence to make better decisions.
We can help you find that someone, or you could even be that someone for another woman in business. We’ve launched the Assist Mentoring programme, giving women across the Tees Valley an opportunity to support one another as they grow professionally and personally. We want you to be a part of it!
Sometimes our achievements go unnoticed and we feel under-appreciated. Sometimes we can be overlooked for opportunities and feel unsure about our direction. Sometimes we are just not sure that the path we are on will lead to the right destination. All of this can knock our confidence, limit our self-belief and drive us further away from our goals.
This is when a mentor comes to the rescue – helping us to celebrate how far we’ve come, the unique talents and achievements that got us to where we are, while offering support and guidance as we create our road-map towards a balanced, fulfilling and successful life.
The right mentor can help us to understand ourselves better, honing into our strengths, supporting us to have confidence in our capabilities, decision-making and power!
So many of us are busy carving out our paths, creating new ways of relating and responding as we navigate life’s challenges. The lessons learned on our journey and our unique perspectives can help others see things through a different lens. There is so much value in your experience, and you can help someone else grow in confidence by supporting and sharing what you’ve learnt along the way.
If you’d like to use your experience and gifts to support, encourage and inspire another woman, we want to hear from you!
To register as a mentor please complete the short questionnaire below.
To register to be mentored please complete the short questionnaire below.
Once all applications have been received we will assign an initial cohort (running from Spring 2022 to Spring 2023). If selected you will receive training, guidance and a schedule of resources, drop-in sessions and support to scaffold your mentoring journey.
The exact details on this will be explained at your training session.
Mentor and mentee pairs will be matched based on the information you give us in your application, so please be honest and open.
We intend to deliver a second cohort from September 2022 to August 2023.
A mentor does not have to be older than a mentee. There is a huge value to be gained in being mentored by someone younger than you, and as a young professional woman you may want to hone your skills by working with a more experienced mentee. We will be actively encouraging and supporting those who want to explore reverse mentoring as a part of this project.
Although you will have the flexibility to bring your own passion and experience to your mentoring, some session resources will be provided to guide you on your journey. We are also keen to ensure this project is co-created by our wonderful community of Assist Women. You will be invited to create and share resources and ideas along the way to make sure we all learn as much as possible from one another.
In year one the aim of this project is to match two cohorts of professional women mentors and mentees across our regional community. The objectives for this project are aligned to our values:
WE ARE... EMPOWERING
By providing mentoring opportunities to women in the region we are empowering one another to flourish and succeed.
WE ARE... BOLD
A huge part of any mentoring relationship is for mentor and mentee to push beyond their comfort zones and discover new skills, experiences and ways of communicating.
WE HAVE... A VISION
We want our region to be the best place to live and work as a woman, and this project is a big part of bringing this vision to life.
WE ARE... A COMMUNITY
We want this project to grow the community of Assist Women and to reinforce the connections we make with one another.
WE...RECOGNISE AND CELEBRATE
We intend to run celebration events for each cohort of the Assist mentors and mentees to celebrate and recognise their achievements.
Our goal is for EVERY professional woman in the Tees Valley to realise their potential. And we want you to be a part of it.
Start your application to become a mentor or be mentored today!
And please keep an eye on everything else we do here at Assist. While you are part of the Assist mentoring tribe you can attend our events as a mentoring pair to meet other Assisters and learn from them too.
All the events are not only with business focus, there are some with a sprinkle of social and you can form relationships, find common ground and similar ideologies, that can be a great foundation to build friendships.