Busting Myths about Mentoring with Laura Flanders
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What comes to mind when you read the word “mentor”? Sometimes we can limit our learning opportunities by clinging to a rigid definition or misinterpretation of what it looks like to be a mentor or a mentee. In this episode of the Faith and Work Podcast, Joanna Meyer dives into the topic of mentorship with Laura Flanders, a certified executive coach and the founder of Taproot Innovations.
On what mentoring is:
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” -John C. Crosby
On expectations of mentorship:
“When we think about mentoring, what’s perfect is when we can look back on our lives and see that we’ve had a ‘constellation’ of mentors around us-–a community of mentors. And no one person was perfect —I don’t think that’s even possible. When we’re looking for one person or one mentor to serve us for a particular need or dimension of our life, we should look for a good mentor, but if we’re looking for perfect, we’re not going to find it.“
On the purpose of mentoring:
“…Mentoring is about growth, it’s relational and it’s intentional.”
If you enjoyed this conversation be sure to check out Laura Flanders’ website Taproot Innovations.
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