This blog has been selected from the My Moon Landing Weekend training, Be the Mentor, and is part of a five issue blog series sharing a small snippet of learnings from different training sessions. Be the Mentor, featured talks from people who created their business to make a social impact, by developing incredible mentorship relationships, experiences and programmes. This blog centres on Emma Joy’s session, which presented a number of actionable steps for us to takeaway and apply, not sharing them would be an injustice. So, enjoy our recap!
With a background in the tech and startup world, Emma Joy Obanye tells us about the first company she sold, the second company she founded and the current company she is leading. Emma walks us through how she engaged/disengaged mentors in her relationships and when she has switched things up along the way.
Her key takeaways were as followed:
1. Traditional mentorship is invaluable but not for everything
2. Consider mastermind groups for the nuts and bolts of your journey:
Emma Joy highlighted that mastermind groups 'offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills'.
They require a few things to get going:
The benefits of mastermind groups:
Emma Joy’s top tips for starting a mastermind group:
Emma Joy seamlessly convinced us that vulnerability and honesty, through peer-to-peer mentorship, is the new black. So if you find that you need regular support, remind yourself that 'you are not alone with your issues’ - look around you, who shares your goals, put some structure around it, define the purpose of the group and meet!
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