2021 might not have been the return to normal we had all hoped for but there are still lots of reasons to have high hopes for the future.
Whether or not you're fond of New Year's resolutions, this is a time for reflection. January is the month associated with starting over and new beginnings. While many people are trying to change their old habits, plan a better future and make more meaningful connections, what better time is there to join a mentorship program and make the most of 2022?
This is your opportunity to set new career goals or reboot existing ones. We know how challenging holding true to new year’s resolutions can be but having the support of mentors can make all the difference.
And to top it all off, this January also marked the 20th Annual National Mentoring Month. It’s the perfect time to join Upnotch!
What is National Mentoring Month?
National Mentoring Month was initiated to raise awareness about the power of relationships. Over the last 20 years, this month has become a time to celebrate the power of mentoring and a time to encourage people to consider becoming a mentor or finding one.
Benefits of Mentoring for Individuals
Mentorship is the perfect way to develop your skills and your network. Finding the right mentor can change your life and having an experienced and trusted person to support and guide you is priceless.
Mentors are essential for providing knowledge, motivation, advice, and encouragement when you need it most.
Mentors use the abilities they have gained through experience to help their mentoring partners to learn and evolve. It’s a highly rewarding experience and a mutually beneficial relationship because mentoring is a reciprocal flow of giving and receiving.
Benefits of Mentoring for Organizations
Mentoring programs are a great way to elevate knowledge transfer inside an organization. It's also a powerful retention tool.
By investing in the growth of employees, companies show that they actually care about the individuals who work for them and are committed to their progress and development. This, in turn, increases employee engagement, loyalty and retention.
And the icing on the cake is that both mentors and mentees benefit from their mentorships. Research has shown that mentors are more satisfied with their jobs and more committed to their organizations than their peers who don’t participate in mentoring programs.
Being a mentor and making an impact on someone's life is simpler and easier than you might think. All you have to do is sign up, share your experience and knowledge with others and help them grow.
Upnotch is about conversations. Between people who want advice and the people who are enthusiastic about sharing it. These conversations can be one-off, ongoing or on-demand, depending on what you have time for. We usually suggest 1 hour a month because if every mentor made just that small commitment, we can make a profound impact on the world!
We Want You to Join the Mission!
Whether you are the mentor or the mentee, the mentoring relationship can really push your career to new heights.
We are looking for people who want to grow their careers or want to share their knowledge and help others. The idea behind Upnotch is to connect these two groups of people so they can help each other. We are looking for people who truly believe in knowledge-sharing.
If you recognize yourself in that description, please don't hesitate to join our mission.