Every mentor and mentee relationship requires trust and understanding - after all, every business, business owner, and proposition is unique. The qualities that help a successful mentor and mentee relationship are good listening skills, good communication and someone who is passionate about their business and eager to put some energy into it.
Your Mentor Manager will try to match you with the most appropriate mentor, however if this relationship doesn't feel right after your first or second meeting you are able to request a rematch with no additional costs. You may also find that as you work with your mentor the skills, knowledge and support they bring comes to a natural conclusion before the 12 months has ended. You are able to request a new match to introduce a new set of views, skills and knowledge to continue on from the work you have already done.
In most cases we match you with a mentor close to your business so you can meet face to face, however in some circumstances where a specific sets of skills, expertise or knowledge is required we can reach out to the Auckland or wider National network to get the right mentor for you. If you are matched with a mentor out of the Northland region you will need to work with them on how best to deliver the mentoring service that suits both of you.