Would you recommend MicroMentor | An initiative of Mercy Corps?
I have been a volunteer mentor with Mercy Corps for about three of four years, and it has been an inspiring and fulfilling experience for me. The info is in my head from all my years of experience, and it makes me feel good and is rewarding that I am able to use all that I have learned to help others who can benefit.
And the best part is how appreciative the mentees are! A lot of what they need is just an impartial sounding board, a coach, and a supportive friend to help keep them on track. The sales and marketing knowledge (my area of expertise) is clearly needed as well, as they usually have a great idea but are not able to translate that into sales so as to provide a means of support. Basic Sales and Marketing principles cross nearly all fields of endeavor, but they often lack not only the knowledge but the skills, so that is what we mostly work on.
I have been privileged to have had mentor discussions with 13 entrepreneurs in the past six months from five countries, including South Africa and Australia, each with as varied and diverse needs as the enterprises and passions they're following. Some want just one conversation to bounce some ideas around and get a dispassionate gut-check on their current thinking and strategies. Others want a routine, on-going dialog and a bit of hand-holding along the way. Through each of these encounters, I have walked away learning something about myself as much as I have learned about others, and find this volunteer endeavor immensely rewarding.
Nice platform, easy to access mentors and companies
I find it fulfilling to pass along whatever wisdom I have acquired and to help guide someone else along his or her path. I was fortunate enough to have several mentors early in my career. That helped set me on the right course. I feel like I owe it to them to provide the same kind of perspective and observations for others.
MicroMentor is an excellent organization for entrepreneurs and business owners, the different resources help them to find out responses to business inquires, the resources offer professional advice, strategies, goals and more. The idea is create a professional network understand the actual needs of every leader, professional or entrepreneur, the business and technology world advance every day, some has the tools, or others not, the idea is sharing profitable and insight information and data, and everyone grow up in their respective business industries, so I recommend MicroMentor because they are taking care of people who really wants to make something different in business terms. Manuel Sierra