Mentorship is a 2-way Street; Both People Benefit

My local ATD chapter recently piloted a mentoring program for our members. One of the pilot participants, Bethany Kline, had the opportunity to mentor someone and be mentored by another person, which gave her a unique perspective on the impact and benefits of both sides of the mentoring relationship. This week, Bethany (who, last year as a guest on the Train Like You Listen podcast, gave her perspective on the topic: Can Curiosity Be Taught?) shared some of her thoughts and reflections on these experiences, which are captured below:

I recently got the opportunity to take part in ATD Puget Sound’s mentorship program pilot, where I participated as both a mentor and a mentee. I learned firsthand that there are many benefits to participating in a mentorship program, no matter which role you play. From reflecting on the experience, I’m hoping to share the benefits–if you’re on the fence about participating in a mentorship program in your network or at your workplace, I encourage you to give it a go! 

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