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Mentoring Monthly
Hello and welcome to the June instalment of Mentoring Monthly.

With the British summer of sport putting us all in an energetic mood, we’ve been scouring the country for yet more interesting and varied case studies from business men and women bearing the enterprise mentoring torch. We’ve been examining the importance of networking in building a new business, with the help of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. And for our thousands of new mentors there’s a reminder of the many ways you can connect with mentees across the country.
 
For those who missed Penny Power’s workshop in London last month, mentors can access her presentation online. The newly appointed mentoring ambassador is also one of the many prominent female businesswomen being backed by Theresa May as part of a new home office initiative. We’ve taken a closer look at why the Home Secretary is supporting those women that are leading the way to economic recovery through mentoring.
 
If you know of anyone who would make a great mentor, please help us spread the word by forwarding this newsletter to them or by using the 'Tell a Friend' tool on the Get Mentoring homepage.
Mark Foster
A change in direction led former chief executive Mark Foster to leave his role at the head of a successful business in favour of a more varied career that would allow him to work closely with a range of SMEs. more
Kemi Oyesola
Kemi Oyesola first came across Get Mentoring at the Business 2012 show earlier this year. She’s hoping to inspire her future mentees by encouraging them to develop their self-confidence and belief in their businesses goals. more
IoEE
Accessing the mentor directory on the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs' website has now been made even easier. Find out more about what the IOEE is doing online to help its entrepreneurial development community connect and share with each other here. Remember that if you have completed the training you can access your free membership here.
Mentorsme.co.uk
Looking for a mentor? Visit Mentorsme, the UK's free online gateway aimed at connecting new and growing businesses with mentoring services. The site offers micro, small and medium-sized enterprises access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain.  
Sue Hall
As a business woman keen to help other female entrepreneurs develop and grow, Sue Hall believes that the Get Mentoring scheme is a great opportunity. She says that getting the right support is critical to a new business and that mentoring can be an extension of the deep, strong relationships women are naturally inclined to form. more
Teresa May with business women
Women Mentors are business boosters
Last week, the Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, Theresa May, showed her support for the many thousands of women who have signed up to complete the Get Mentoring training by announcing that their support may particularly kick-start growth in the UK's women led businesses. The minister said, "Women are vital to Britain's economic future and the support of a mentor will help even more of them fulfil their true potential". Read the full story and find out more about the Home Office’s plans to support female entrepreneurs here.    
Penny Power
Last month’s workshop on Developing a Digital Mindset with newly appointed Mentoring Ambassador Penny Power was a huge success. Her talk was a real inspiration for anyone wanting to understand how using digital tools, and in particular social media, could help grow their business. If you would like to stay in touch with Penny please follow her on Twitter and send her a message, she would love to hear from you. Also, Penny is determined to create 1000 new jobs for Youths through her Digital Youth Academy so please pledge here if you would like to be kept informed on the Social Digital apprenticeship coming to your area. Those who weren’t lucky enough to attend the event can find Penny’s presentation in mentor resources.
Get Mentoring
Trained and ready to Get Mentoring?
You've been asking us for regional specific information on organisations looking for mentors, so this month we made contact with mentoring organisations across the UK to gather information on those keen to make contact with you. This information was included in an 'Update on How to Get Mentoring' sent to trained mentors last week. Check your inbox for details and please keep us posted on your mentoring activities. Can't find the info? contact us here.  

3 levels of awareness
Mentoring in a minute - our monthly taster of one of the principles taught through the scheme.
The Three Levels of Awareness - The Get Mentoring training discusses the three different levels of awareness that are at play when people communicate. They are:
-          Objective reality – what a person actually sees and hears
-          Interpretation – how one make sense of what they see and hear
-          The individual – how one reacts to what they see and hear
Getting a message across depends on the level of awareness one has while mentoring. And the mentee will be going through the same process. If you want to know more and haven't completed the course, what are you waiting for? Develop your mentoring skills by registering for the free training here.
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Do you know someone who would make a great mentor?
Let them know by using our 'Tell a friend' facility on the homepage of Get Mentoring.   
Get Mentoring
Up and coming training workshops are running throughout July, see locations and dates here.
Can't find a course near you? Contact a delivery partner for details of more sessions in your local area.
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Resources corner: this month . . . networking
This month we’ve taken a closer look at the role of networking in finding success as a start-up. Find out how the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills is encouraging networking, find links to UK wide networking events, and discover how one enterprise has built a brand through effective networking here.
The Mentor and Mentee Pocketbooks are now available for trained mentors to download online in mentor resources. The pocketbooks have been developed to help mentors and mentees get the most from the mentoring relationship. You need to log in with your username and password to access this section. 
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