True to ADM's mission 'Share and Connect,' ADM youngsters met Ambits business mentors for 2x 20 minute-mentoring sessions about their challenges as young leaders.
It was most refreshing to listen to this bunch of very engaged youngsters. Some after-thoughts of our mentors:
- Young potentials are eager to manage and lead but need the patience to learn the skills of the trade. Take the time to make mistakes, improve and try again.
- Even speed-date-mentoring can significantly impact: my mentees contacted me the day after they used the insights and tips from the session.
- The event format of presentation with speed-dates worked as a very natural warm-up for further networking afterward
- Mentoring is beneficial for both mentee and mentor: there is value in helping others
- The younger generation is more aware of where they want to go professionally. A mentoring story fits them much better than generic leadership training.
- These young people are much goal-oriented in achieving career moves
- They are eager to learn but want to learn in a pragmatic, hands-on way
Thank you, ADM, for allowing us to show the power of mentoring.
And also a big thanks to our enthusiastic mentors Anke, Ronald, Suki, David, Henk, Valerie, Dries, Jürgen, Wim, Bart, Kris, and Stefaan.
Let's do this again!