The Assist Mentorship has been designed to build relationships in which our experienced and knowledgeable members help to guide those members who wish to develop specific skills and knowledge in their professional lives.
We aim to use this learning and development partnership as part of the ongoing work of Assist to support and grow a strong presence of female business leaders and professionals.
We believe that mentorship experience and relationship structure affect the amount of psychosocial support, guidance, role modeling, and communication that occurs in the mentoring relationships in which the mentee and mentors engage.
The Assist Mentorship platform is a group based on Facebook that we hope you will use as a supportive and inspiring place, whether you want to connect with a mentor or are looking for a mentee to guide and support.
All mentoring relationships are unique and as such a mentor can provide support in a number of ways such as:
Sounding Board: to test ideas and suggestions on
Facilitator: to be able to point to potential opportunities, arrange introductions
Advisor: to provide objective advice on a range of issues, including career opportunities
Coach: to directly assist the mentee to improve a specific skill
Expert: to act as a source of technical/professional knowledge
Role model: to promote and encourage positive behaviours in others
Challenger: to challenge assumptions and encourage alternative thinking
Source of feedback: to provide constructive feedback
Confidant: to express fears and concerns to
Motivator: to encourage the achievement of goals and boost morale
I found Assist through a love of books and a desire for personal development but what I discovered was so much more. Whatever you come to Assist for it will benefit all aspects of your life; personal, professional and community. It is positive action for women on Teesside to support and empower each other and most importantly, to thrive. Why would you not want to be a part of this?
Hayley Mclean – Anderson Barrowcliff LLP
Assist is a great place to meet, connect and collaborate with businesswomen from across the Tees Valley. It's welcoming and informal atmosphere for networking, combined with the diverse range of business topics it addresses on behalf of its members is both interesting and informative. This winning combination means i learn something new each time i attend and its why i keep coming back.
Having struggled for a while to find a womens network in Teesside, i stumbled across of the Assist events by chance. How happy i am that i did. Ann and the team make the networking fun and relevant, informative and comfortable. I've made several really good business connections, but mostly i've met some great women who i know i could turn to for advice, or even just to meet for a coffee. We all face the same issues within business and personally and the Assist meet's allow collaboration, suggestion, support and smiles. Thank you Assist x
Katie Kendall – Hays Recruitment
ASSIST is just the most wonderful organisation. Filled with decent, powerful, creative, useful, intelligent and interesting people. And, the networking meetings smell so much better than normal ones :)
Jackie Dack of TEAL
Personal Performance Coach