Feedback requested: Have you ever had a mentor and what was the impact?
Dear HD&L Community,

I'm a passionate mentor because I lacked a mentor during my career.

Now I am giving back for all who  need a mentor.

As I evolve this for HD&L and my personal business, I'd love to know the following:

1) Have you every had a mentor and if yes - what was the impact?
2) If you didn't have a mentor, did you realize you needed one?
3) If you didn't have a mentor, what challenges did you have to finding one?

We'd also love to hear positive stories so we can all learn.

Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts on this topic

Deborah Coviello
HD&L Member, Mentor, Writer, speaker
2 Replies
Amanda Foster
668 Posts
I've had several mentors speaking into my career, many of whom I am able to tap into for advice whenever needed to this day. I have developed confidence in my abilities and knowledge through these relationships. I am grateful to the people who have not only willingly, but excitedly, shared from their own deep pools of knowledge to help me be a better quality practitioner for those I serve in my sphere of influence. I hope to mentor others in the same way as I progress in my career.
Thank you Amanda for sharing!

I think when you have the gift of one of these amazing relationships, good things come to both the mentee and the mentor.

I too am enriched by the insight I gain from mentors, but also wisdom & insight that comes up through the mentee.

For me, I've learned two things from my mentees: 1) I love this work and know I will continue to support up and coming professionals and 2) I stay current with the challenges they face so I can further improve the advise I provide.

I love your story and thank you again for sharing!