The mentor is a resource to the owner-manager to help identify solutions to obstacles arising in the business or highlight opportunities that the mentee may have previously been unaware of.
The role of the mentor is to:
- Provide suggestions to overcome challenges identified by the business
The service is completely confidential and the mentor effectively acts as a “sounding board” who can identify courses for action for consideration by the business involved. Whilst the mentor will suggest approaches to solving problems, their role is not to deliver these actions for the business, as they are not a consultant and cannot become involved in running the business in any way. Mentor Mayo is here to offer encouragement, support, suggestions, and advice.
Our mentors at Mentor Mayo are people with extensive expertise and experience in Ireland and Internationally as entrepreneurs, senior business managers and also as people who have started their own businesses. They are also interested in sharing their knowledge with other Mayo business people who are starting up new businesses or looking to grow or diversify their existing businesses. As you will see from the sample of mentor profiles below, the knowledge available includes all aspects of business management. We will continue to add new mentors to cover as wide a range of business sectors and specialities as possible.
Here is a sample of our mentor profiles: