Mentor speeddating: 20 minute impact

Mentor speeddating: 20 minute impact

24 November 2021
Veerle Seymus
Veerle Seymus
  • Speed date mentoring: learning on steroids

  • 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 trade skills. 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 the presentation with speed dates worked as a very natural warm-up for other networking afterward.
    • Mentoring benefits 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 more 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!

  • Listen to mentor Anke Vande Velde

  • Listen to mentor Jürgen Heyman

  • Listen to mentee Dries Pieters

  • Listen to mentee Isabelle Poskas

  • Listen to mentee Katleen Coppens

      • Manager types

      • Who are you?

    • Ambits offers business mentoring to different audiences. Our mentor community is equipped to help them with their specific leadership challenges. Discover below what Ambits can do for you.

    • Young professional

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          • Kicking-off your career
          • Eager to discover your strengths
          • Find your position in the organization to perform at your best
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          • Taking up your first leadership role
          • Moving from an operational to a management position
          • Discovering the challenges of people management
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          • Balancing between managing up and managing down
          • Leveraging the potential of people & teams
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          • Starting or scaling up your own company
          • Experiencing growing pains
          • Eager to develop solid leadership to move to the next level
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