How to find a good mentor

Who do you turn to when looking for career advice? Do you rely on books, friends or the internet? All of those are good places, however the best advice comes directly from our mentors. This week’s podcast is with Debi Rosati C.A. ICD.D. who is a Corporate Director on a number of boards including, Sears Canada and The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation. A former Venture Capitalist and CFO, she shares the benefit of getting an external, objective and professional mentoring when it comes to managing a company. I love the saying “don’t believe everything you think” We are too close to many of the big decisions to see them objectively, that is why most companies have people like Debi on their board.

When it comes to managing your career, who’s on your personal Board of Directors? I have heard from many professionals who made poor decisions with no imput, or have gotten advice from those whom were biased nor qualified to help. According to a recent study conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a full 96 per cent of HR professionals agree that hiring a career coach delivers tangible benefits to individuals and organizations alike. So whether you need help drafting a professional resume, securing a promotion, switching jobs, or any other career-related move, I am here to help.

This week, reach outside your circle to ask the right questions to the right people.