Updated: Dec 6, 2020
According to a recent Forbe's article Virtual Mentoring "can have a positive impact in chipping away at the promotion or opportunity gap, gaps that keep women and people of color from advancing within organizations."
Mentoring programs can give women a champion - someone that can speak about them and champion them for advancement and promotion. "Mentoring can give everyone the same opportunity to progress in their careers" according to Seena Mortazavi, CEO of Chronus.
ViacomCBS had planned to launch a mentorship program later this year but has now accelerated their launch date due to the pandemic. The value of mentoring and coaching is being recognized as a key career success factor and not just for advancement and promotions; mentor programs support a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging.
However, many organizations either don't have a mentoring program or have scrapped it after furloughing or laying off workers.
The benefits of coaching and mentoring are wide-ranging and can positively impact your career and your life by helping to:
Establish and take action towards achieving goals
Gain more job and life satisfaction
Contribute more effectively to the team and the organization
Take greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitments
Work more easily and productively with others (boss, direct reports, peers)
Communicate more effectively
80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (source: ICF 2009).
So, what are you waiting for? Our career coaches and mentors are here for you and will provide you with expert advice and guidance every step of the way.
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