Bringing Back the Lost Art of Mentorship | Interview with Scott Knight
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I’m excited to welcome Scott Knight to the Career Foresight podcast. Scott is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Mintor a new platform designed to reimagine mentorship. Through Mintor, entrepreneurs, startups, and industry leaders are able to find and build goal-driven mentoring relationships.
Mentorship is a unique kind of relationship that I’d argue might be becoming a lost art.
Reaching out to ask for advice or personal wisdom is challenging. For example, the fear of rejection and the uncertainty that you’ll get applicable advice hold many people back from seeking guidance.
And what if you get locked into an agreement that isn’t really giving you value?
These concerns are exactly why I’m so excited Scott is creating Mintor.
First of all, only mentors who are seeking to give back and invest time in mentoring relationships will be on the platform. You don’t need to worry about trying to talk someone into a meeting with you.
Secondly, you’ll be matched to people who are most likely able to be the most helpful given your situation. If it’s not a good fit, no hard feelings.
One of the reasons I wanted to have Scott on the show is because mentorship relationships exude foresight.
Asking for help, seeking feedback and broadening your worldview are all important elements to building careers that are aligned, sustainable and successful. And all of these elements happen naturally through mentorship.
Something I found compelling was how Scott and his co-founder, Kasra,r approached building it Mintor. They baked mentorship right into it! As they’ve been developing the platform they have invited eight mentors into their process. These eight people make up their Board of Advisors and each has experience in different aspects of building, launching and managing a business.
In our conversation, Scott shares about what mentorship means to him and why he thinks lack of mentorship is a problem worth solving. He shares tips for creating healthy mentorship relationships and gives us a preview into his debut book!
If you think you could benefit from a mentorship relationship (either as the mentee or mentor), make sure to sign up for the Mintor waiting list--it only takes like 10 seconds.
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