Well she has done it again, my mentor has managed to hold a mirror up to my skills and attributes to enable me to clearly see where I need to develop and grow professionally. She has set me some homework to put me outside my comfort zone and take on a practical challenge to tackle areas of weakness we have identified. Will let you know how it goes, but I might end up rocking in the corner.
Our mentorship discussions also gave me the opportunity to work through a problem I had in the workplace which I was struggling with to find a suitable way forward. By taking the emotion out of the issue and helping me see the problem from a different perspective, she helped me achieve the clarity I needed to find a simple solution to the problem. The advantage of having a relationship where someone can help you see the wood from the trees and ask the right probing questions to disentangle the emotional from the actual issue, cannot be under estimated. Its helping hugely.
I’m off now to check out exactly how bad my therapy bill is going to be….