You've been in business for quite a few years, which means you've done some things right. You've picked up practical skills and abilities essential for running a successful venture. Perhaps you’ve also benefited from a mentor’s wise counsel and ended up a stronger professional for it. That makes you a potential candidate to mentor someone else, a budding self-starter whose shoes you once were in. Your insights can be lifesavers for less-experienced entrepreneurs and leaders who need support as they navigate the uncharted waters of business.
First, you'll want to register here on our website and complete the application. The application is your chance to tell us about yourself: namely, your industry background and experience, which professional memberships you belong to and specific aspects of your work history.
We're interested in learning the keys to your professional success and why you would like to be a Mentor. In the application, we also ask for several references, and that you read and sign our Terms of Mentoring for Mentors. If your application is accepted, you will meet with our Regional Business Partner (RBP) Mentor Coordinator from your area, who will interview you and share more in-depth information about the path to becoming a Mentor. Finally, we ask all of our incoming Mentors to participate in a half-day Effective Mentoring Workshop within six months of joining. This ensures that all of our Mentors meet critical quality standards for the relationships they will build with our clients.
Go through the above process, and you'll join a distinguished network of Business Mentors who are giving back to Kiwi entrepreneurs and the communities they serve nationwide.
The Better Comms Co
Taylor & Sons Drainage Ltd
"I think it is important for new business owners to seek help from people who already have experience at running a business. I have been a tradesman for 26 years, but I was clueless about running a trades business. Getting a business mentor has given me clarity and helped me move in the right direction."
"Our mentor has been amazing, hitting the ground running with us at a critical time in our business. She is helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. We are very grateful to have access to this service."