Discover our new mentoring programs for young professionals

23 September 2022
Gerrit Sarens
Gerrit Sarens
  • That’s why we launch the Ambits Young Professional mentoring program

  • In the first years of your professional life, regular meetings with a mentor help you

    🎓 To develop self-insight & self-knowledge

    🎓 To work on self-leadership

    🎓 To build a career path in line with your strengths

    🎓 To understand the organizational dynamics

    🎓 To position yourself in your organization

    🎓 To prepare yourself for a potential future people manager’s role (if that’s your strength)

Struggles of a manager

Managers are

  • not or inadequately trained in this role


    • lack self-confidence
    • don’t know how to go from being a colleague to being a boss
    • need to loosen up on the command & control leadership style
    • must let go of the (technical) expert status
    • cannot give or accept constructive feedback
    • feel pressure to perform as manager
    • have difficulty building relationships
    • want to be liked by everyone or want to be the ‘bad boss’
    • play the hero
  • are struggling


    • stay too involved in operations
    • have trouble prioritizing
    • cannot delegate
    • fear conflict situations
    • disconnect from the team
    • deal with flawed strategic thinking
    • do not relate to higher management
    • lack clear communication skills
    • remain not self-aware
    • avoid difficult conversations
    • miss political antennas
    • ...
  • capable of more


    • need mental preparation as successor
    • need to be able to lead big changes ahead
    • need to learn to be emotionally resilient and in control
    • need to learn to make big decisions fast without all the information
    • must become persuasive presenters
    • need to learn how to cultivate their own personal brand
    • need to learn how to lead by example
    • manage by trust, not by fear
    • need to overly develop empathy
    • ...
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