In both business and personal life, we should all be seeking to develop our skills, continually learn new things, and challenge ourselves on a regular basis. This naturally takes a degree of devotion, and life can often get in the way of our self-improvement efforts. Having a mentor – that is, somebody who can help guide and help you to develop your skills and ability to get through a problem or to strive towards a goal – is one way to stay on track.
Mentoring has the power to accelerate our self-development, career progression, and overall confidence. Gemma Murphy, Director and Founder of ViewHR, took up a mentor soon after the launch of ViewHR in 2015 with the support of Dorset Business Mentors. They link accomplished business leaders/mentors to local businesses and organisations to help them realise their full potential.
Gemma says: “It isn’t the easiest thing to run a business, especially from the ground up and it is also a very lonely thing to do on your own! I think people underestimate that element of running a business and the impact it can have. By having a mentor, I had someone to support me with my business concepts and creation, to challenge me, to celebrate the small and big achievements and to help me focus on my growth strategy at times when I was ready.”
Follow this link to hear about Gemma’s experience of having a mentor- click here.
At ViewHR, we encourage business leaders to think about and explore having their own mentors, is only to challenge you on your thought processes and strategy. We also consider it important to encourage both internal and external mentoring within the workplace, it is a great ‘tool’ to help grow individuals and create a supportive infrastructure.