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Mentoring Journeys : The Giver of Stars

Mentoring Journeys : The Giver of Stars

After a steady dose of business non-fiction be it Deepa Narayan’s Chup or Sally Helgesen’s How women rise, I bought The Giver of Stars on a whim. As a corporate athlete turned entrepreneur and with Thrive entering the arena of social entrepreneurship, I am...

See It, Be It- Structured Mentoring

I had a mentor in my early 20s, and the most significant thing that she taught me was “to own it”. I remember how she would brief me for a project and I would rush off to do it. I just had to get it done in the shortest possible time in the best possible way. In spite...

So you are a mentor : Now what?

What made you become a mentor? Maybe you wanted to extend your reach and impact beyond the quotidian. Maybe you experienced the benefits of mentoring and wanted to give back. And what’s next once you don this mantle? You might be oscillating between teaching,...

How to get more women in your corner?

  Mentorship is a form of social capital. Research has shown time and again that those who know how to ask for it and those who receive mentorship do far better in their professional and personal lives than those who don’t. In a 5 year study Gartner study published in...

Embrace Imbalance

  As children, regardless of gender, we learn to balance the demands on our time-- homework, extracurricular activities, playtime, hobbies. Other responsibilities slowly get added into the mix: chores, errands, earning opportunities. Adulting thus becomes synonymous...

How to address Habits that keep women stuck?

  Women have been schooled all through their lives to not attract attention to themselves, so much so that as women we have forgotten to pay attention to ourselves. In an effort to embed humility into our character, what really has been sown are seeds of self- doubt....

A mentor will help you succeed quicker

If not now, when? A mentor will help you succeed quicker, and save you from a few missteps. Do you know your real potential? Sadly most of us underestimate the power we naturally have within ourselves. But you are never too old, nor is it too late to discover what you...

Why We Get in Our Own Way – Self Sabotaging

Being in the business of mentoring people, we many a times discover amazing personalities rocking the world with their super-charged cutting-edge actions and impactful thought process. Such kind of splendidly noteworthy personas that we come across make us think "What...

The Mentorship Express begins!

A few of you have come back to us to say that aligning schedules became a challenge in the beginning – and now you are wondering if you should reach out as a couple of months have passed after the launch. Some others had their initial meetings – and then somehow lost...

Thriving, with mentoring

Thriving, with mentoring… Let me preface this piece by saying I have always been, and will always be, a HUGE fan of mentoring. As a tool for growth, development and self-reflection is it, in my humble opinion, unparalleled. It is also wonderfully flexible, personal,...

Mentoring Magic

Mentoring has changed a lot in the last few decades. The traditional mentor-mentee relationship is not necessarily a thing of the past, but it’s no longer the standard. However, the role remains the same - to encourage personal and professional development of a mentee...

Finding Mentors

  Who is a mentor? It is someone who is your guide, confidant, coach. The term originated from the ancient Greek epic Odyssey by Homer. Mentor was Telemachus’ teacher and guide in this story of quest and self discovery. Over time, the word ‘mentor’ has come to...

Mentoring is about unfurling…

  Today I met a friend who works for an organization that is financially highly successful and the economic gains to leaders in the higher ranks of this organization retains them far longer than the prevailing culture could possibly afford. My friend said being in...

Davos, the Equality myth & #MentorHer

  Being Switzerland based, Davos is 'just' a train ride away for me. Interestingly though I have been to Davos to ski a few times, this was the first time in 17 years that I decided to participate at the 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF). With 21 percent of the...

Let Trust THRIVE In The Mentoring Relationship

 Trust is the foundation on which the super structure of all relationships personal or professional is based! In a mentoring relationship trust is the most essential ingredient to make the association work as the mentee more than the mentor would discuss areas of...

About Thrive with Mentoring

 THRIVE for Mentoring is a global not-for-profit Mentoring initiative that I launched (with the support of a fabulous team of course) in Zurich in December 2017. We also launched a highly successful Mumbai chapter in early January 2018. More events are planned in...

Getting to know your mentor or mentee

At THRIVE with mentoring we take a lot of care to match mentors with mentees based on their requirements. And after the chemistry meeting, the key task for the pairs is to get to know each other. Mutual vulnerability fosters closeness. For the development of a close...

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