Becoming a business mentor

If you have business knowledge and experience, you might consider becoming a mentor for your staff or for staff in another business.

As a mentor, you need to:

  • have strong communication and listening skills and should act as a role model, adviser, critic and consultant
  • be able to dedicate time to meet with your mentee
  • allow the mentee to drive the relationship, initiate meetings and set the agenda
  • help the mentee to develop important organisational skills
  • support and challenge your mentee, giving them fair, considered feedback on their performance
  • help develop your mentee's problem-solving skills and improve their self-confidence by allowing them to make their own decisions.

If you're interested in becoming a mentor, you might consider joining the following formal mentoring program:

Mentoring for Growth (M4G)

To contribute to the success of other Queensland businesses, you can get involved in the Queensland Government's Mentoring for Growth (M4G) program.

By mentoring with M4G, you will help others in the business community share ideas, participate in peer learning and join a respected network.

Learn more about becoming a mentor with M4G.

Mentoring women in business

Mentoring others is a rewarding activity that can bring additional benefits, including improving communication and leadership skills, sharing ideas and expanding your business networks.

Find out how you can share your expertise and experience by mentoring women in business.

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