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The Successful Club Series-Mentoring
  Seaway Toastmasters of Cornwall
        November 10, 2009
        Teri Kingston DTM
What Is Mentoring?

    “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an
     ear to listen, and a push in the
     right direction.”
 John C. Crosby
    Uncommon Individual Foundation
What Is A Mentor?
mentor: noun
1 capitalized : a friend of Odysseus
  entrusted with the education of Odysseus'
  son Telemachus
2 a : a trusted counselor or guide b :

Source: Merriam-Webster OnLine (
Who Benefits?
pro·té·gé: noun
Etymology: French, from past
participle of protéger to protect, from
Latin protegere
one who is protected or trained or
whose career is furthered by a
person of experience, prominence,
or influence

Source: Merriam-Webster OnLine (
Benefits for the Protégé
   A non-threatening learning opportunity;
   Improved self-confidence;
   Developing business expertise & technical
   Challenge;
   Support and reassurance;
   Networking/partnership opportunities;
   Coaching; and
   Listening and reassurance.
Benefits for the Mentor
   Increased motivation;
   Challenge;
   New insights and perspectives;
   An opportunity for self-development;
   Increased self-esteem & pleasure;
   The opportunity to positively influence the next
   Increased peer recognition; and
   The opportunity to improve communication.
Mentoring As A Process
   Deliberate learning is the
   Both failure and success are
    powerful teachers.
   Leader need to tell their stories.
   Development matures over time.
   Mentoring is a joint venture.
The Mentoring Relationship

   On-Going
    Communication is

   Every Relationship
Phases of the Relationship
   Orientation

   The Middle Period

   Dissolution

   Redefinition
Pitfalls Can Occur …
   Mismatches

   Unrealistic Expectations

   Breaches of Confidentiality
Qualities of A Mentor
   A Desire To Help
   Positive Experiences
   Good Reputation for Developing
   Time & Energy
   Up-To-Date Knowledge
   Learning Attitude
   Demonstrated Effective Mentoring
Qualities of A Protégé
   Committed to expanding their
   Open and receptive to new ways of
    learning and trying new ideas
   Able to accept feedback and act
    upon it
   Willingness to apply learning
Qualities of A Protégé con’t

   Focused on achieving desired
   Able to communicate and work
    cooperatively with others
   Knows when to ask for help
   Have a sense of personal
    responsibility and commitment
   Willing to meet on a regular basis.
You CAN be an effective mentor
 Be committed to the relationship
  and the program
 Support and encourage your
 Be willing to share your knowledge
  and wisdom
 Be open minded to new ideas
 Be available and accessible
Mentoring: Final Thoughts
  Think of a mentor as a
    learning leader who
   facilitates a learning
 process, rather than as a
guru who passes down "the
     word" to a favored
Mentoring: Final Thoughts

  Think of growth as the
 acquisition of attitudes
and capabilities as well as
 the acquisition of skills
     and behaviors.
Mentoring: Final Thoughts
  View development as
   being enhanced by
   open dialogue and
    free form thinking,
  rather than limited by
 discussion guided by a
       set agenda.
To participate in the Seaway
Toastmasters Club Mentoring Program

   Contact Mentoring Chair Teri Kingston
     613-726-9488
   The Magic Of Mentoring By Earl Hill, DTM, PDG found at
   The Successful Club Series-Mentoring Toastmasters
    International –


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