My name is Monica Rosenfeld. I’m a professional speaker and the founder of WordStorm PR. I’ve been running my PR agency for over 18 years and in that time I’ve learnt a lot of lessons. And today I’m going to share with you the lesson I learnt about the benefit of both being mentored and mentoring someone yourself.
When I started my business in the year 2000 I felt alienated, I felt alone and massively overwhelmed. I joined a mentoring organisation and was matched with a fantastic and generous businesswoman. The support she gave me really pulled me through those first six months and set up my business in a much better state. As a result of this. I have decided to give back as I was given and over the years I have mentored for lots of different organisations.
There are so many organisations out there that you can join to mentor someone else whether it’s Inspiring Rarebirds, Mentor Walks or Business Blueprint. There are literally hundreds out there looking for mentors, looking for people to match with newer people in business that you can share information. And you’ll be surprised the gold and nuggets that you get from these sorts of relationships. So I can honestly say that being mentored and mentoring myself has been a truly worthwhile experience.