Introductions & Goals

I received a message from my new mentor today. I’m so excited. They actually found someone who works in the same field as me! I can’t believe it. My mentor has experience in the position that I have now and the position that I aspire to have. My mentor also has the same hobbies and personal interests as me.

It is a little odd at first composing a response to someone whose name I don’t know. But I suppose with time it will get easier.

I was asked to complete an Introductions exercise. In it I describe my job, life, past mentoring experiences, and goals for this experience.

I’ll share a summary of my introduction here.

I work for a fairly large non-profit. I’m basically a jack of all trades. I do public relations, computer work, training, etc. My organization is going through a major reorganization. I’m not sure where I will fit in when all is said and done. I’d like to advance in my career but I feel stuck. As a 30-something I feel stuck. I’m no longer entry level, but I’m not quite ready for management either.

I’m married with three children. My biggest hobby is writing (can’t you tell 🙂 )!

I’ve never had a formal mentor before. I have had several informal relationships that I viewed as a mentor/mentee relationship. Since those were not formal arrangements there was no schedule nor goals –just advice here and there.

So my goal with this six month mentoring experience is to:

  • Determine my next step career wise
  • Establish a long term career path and associated goals
  • Boost my self-confidence
  • Project a more professional, positive image
  • Improve my weak EQ areas of self-regulation and emotionalism
  • Find a good balance between work and family

Think I can accomplish all that in six months?

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4 responses to “Introductions & Goals

  1. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. I can relate to so many things you have shared here and I look forward to seeing how your mentor helps you. Is there anywhere once can find out the actual cost of this without sending an email to eqmentor? Thanks!

  2. Sally, I will see if I can find out for you. I have been wondering the same thing.

  3. Totally doable. Or maybe not. But worth trying, for sure.

    I’m following you up on Twitter. Even though you don’t have a pic yet.

    See http://butwait.pbwiki.com/Twitter-Newbies-FAQ for help ramping up on Twitter, if that’s of interest.

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