National Mentoring Month Highlights the Value of Personal Development

2017 is starting out strong with the world focusing on mentorship in honor of National Mentoring Month. President Obama and the Golden State Warriors even teamed up to encourage viewers to become community mentors in this viral video.

With 33% of young adults growing up without a mentor, this puts young professionals at a disadvantage in the work force. It is becoming more and more common for employees to put “find a mentor” on their list of professional goals for the year. At InstaViser, we are dedicated to connecting aspirers of every age and walk of life for life-changing success.

Why is mentorship so important? One graphic from Nancy Kasmar's book So You Want to Start a Mentorship Program sums it up: "Why mentor? To create stars." That works for everyone involved, she said. "The foundation of the mentoring relationship is possibility. Mentor and mentee are open to what each might give and receive. A good relationship expands to become something bigger, providing mutual learning and experience. Both sides benefit, a win-win. That's when mentoring benefits the entire organization, and in this case, the HR profession."1

Throughout 2016, InstaViser had the pleasure of working with great organizations including the United States Olympic Committee, The Culinary Institute of America’s Food Business School, and the University of California-Berkeley Athletics Department. With over 140 mentors, our users have learned how to focus under pressure, refine their job hunt process, and learn what it take to bring their work to the next level.

If you are wondering how to start looking for a mentor or setting up that initial meeting, InstaViser has you covered. If you’re looking to build your own mentorship network platform, please email: info@instaviser.com.

Happy National Mentoring Month from InstaViser!

 

About InstaViser. Founded in 2013 by a team of Olympians, InstaViser was first created to connect professional athletes and world-class coaches with amateur athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Today, InstaViser’s reach has expanded to enable and empower a new world of global connection and learning for people of all ages and walks of life. The one of its kind InstaViser platform combines the power of human connection with technology to build private label effective mentorship and professional development networks for organizations, universities, and learning institutions. We are in the business of changing lives, one connection at a time. For more information please visit: www.instaviser.com.

1. From Mentoring is Integral to SHRM Certification