NATIONAL MENTORING DAY- OCTOBER 27, 2023
National Mentoring Day is the perfect opportunity to remember that mentor who shaped you into the person you are today and to celebrate them. Award-winning business
mentor Chelsey Baker founded this day to highlight the importance of mentoring in all forms as well as focusing on how rewarding
mentoring can be to all that are involved.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL MENTORING DAY
The key message for this day is to raise awareness of the invaluable and rewarding
contribution that mentoring makes and its impact on both our economy and society. An award-winning business mentor founded the day, Chesley Baker, in 2014, in recognition and celebration of the importance of mentoring. The day promotes interactive discussions, events, and social media activities. Also, it facilitates a shared vision and synergies for all involved in the industry, showcasing the benefits of a mentor and being mentored. Today, top professional mentoring organizations, mentors, key influencers, and thought leaders celebrate mentors' work to support individuals or businesses.
Four ways to become a successful mentor, from Author Anthony K. Tjan, while writing in the “Harvard Business Review”;
- Put the relationship first, then mentorship after that.
- Look into the character above competency.
- Let your optimism shout and your cynicism be quiet.
- Let your level of loyalty to your mentee surpasses that you give to your company.
He concludes, “The best mentors avoid overriding the dreams of their mentees.”
FIVE FACTS TO NOTE ABOUT MENTORING
70% of only mentored small businesses survive the past five years
97% of people being mentored attest to the high value of mentorship
- Effective Results
When mentoring is included, 67% of businesses experience increased productivity.
Businesses Get Mentored
Currently, only 25 percent of small and medium-sized businesses utilize business mentors.
Student to Teacher
More than 89% of those who have been mentored end up mentoring others, thus promoting a culture of learning.