Bringing value and appreciation to create a meaningful mentorship experience

Melvin Suen

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Overview

In this episode I chat with Melvin Suen about the value of mentorship and how it accelerates growth and learning for everyone.

 

Melvin has always been fascinated with professional development, specifically mentorship. Not only has it helped him navigate his own career, but it is also an area where he has a natural affinity to share and contribute for the betterment of others.

 

This has manifested into a number of projects and roles over the last decade, ranging from coaching athletics to student development to start-up organizations.

 

For example, he created the Management Consulting Alumni Program, a skills development program for students looking to develop the skills needed to secure and thrive in a consulting career. This program has sent students to top organizations such as McKinsey, Bain & Co., Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, PwC, Accenture, etc.

 

If you've ever wondered why mentorship matters, or how you can develop this type of relationship, this episode is perfect for you.

 

How has a mentor or mentee contributed to your growth and development? Share below!

Episode Highlights

  • [06:25] Why mentorship matters

  • [11:22] How to begin the conversation

  • [15:38] How to bring value to your mentor

  • [17:25] Creating an on-going dialogue

  • [21:08] Setting expectations

  • [24:18] How to be a great mentor

  • [27:30] How to pay it forward

Resources

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Others:

  • Strategic Coach - https://bit.ly/2GoZdWE  (Highly recommend for resources on 10X, entrepreneurship, and professional development)

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