Why should you have a mentor? How can you go about finding the right person and asking them to help guide your career? We spoke with Tatia Zuloaga, a mentor relationships expert, to find out. Tatia co-founded Upnotch to encourage mentorships in the Seattle community, and she shared her invaluable advice in our latest podcast interview.
We’ve all heard of mentors, but not everyone understands the full scope of how they can impact you. They don’t just tell you what to do and when to do it; mentors can help you think more critically, better understand professional relationships, and fully realize the kind of career you want to have. Having a mentor can greatly improve or accelerate your professional success.
So you want a mentor… how do you get one? Tatia explains where to look and, once you’ve found someone you’d like to emulate, how to go about asking that person to be your mentor. By following her advice, you’ll have a greater chance of attaining someone who will guide you in the right direction.
Tatia also shares how you can best structure the mentor/mentee relationship. Of course, it’s not one-size-fits-all, but Tatia’s guidelines will help you arrange something that works for both you and your mentor.
Finally, Tatia discusses how the mentoring relationship can evolve over time, how you can continue learning, and what the next steps are in fostering this relationship.
For more on mentors and mentorships in the Seattle area, be sure to check out Tatia’s company, Upnotch!
Are you ready to learn all about mentors and how to get the most out of that relationship? Listen to our interview with Tatia Zuloaga below!
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