Meet the mentor helping North West business leaders through the economic crisis
- Sunday, November 20, 2022
- Posted By GM Leadership Hive
It's no secret that our economy is currently facing an extremely challenging time, leaving people everywhere with the difficult task of figuring out how best to navigate the cost of living crisis. And it's not just domestic households that are feeling the pinch, the crisis has also increased the cost of doing business, which has introduced serious challenges for company owners and leaders all over the region.
GC Business Growth Hub, specifically, Greater Manchester Leadership Hive - which is a free recourse platform that helps business leaders to grow, develop and learn - is here to help. Aiming to platform the best leadership and management support from across the region, the Greater Manchester Leadership Hive offers a range of fully funded supportive programmes to offer the essential tools needed to run any firm as effectively as possible.
From mentoring services to workforce development, as well as leadership and executive development programmes Greater Manchester Leadership Hive provides practical advice to help company leaders navigate challenges and unlock business growth potential.
To mark national mentoring day on Thursday October 27, the Greater Manchester Leadership Hive is thrilled to be providing a valuable mentorship service itself, iMentor. The service works by matching service users who are looking for business guidance, with an experienced mentor who is able to provide useful knowledge and help to apply actionable strategies.
"I also find it very rewarding when you see the positive impact you can have on a person or a company. I also use a mentor for my own business, so I see the benefits to mentorship."
Since joining the the Hive mentorship programme a couple of months ago, Laura has already been matched with two company directors after their profiles matched the sort of guidance that she is able to provide.
Laura explained how the programme works, she said: "You are sent matches based on your experience and knowledge. You have the opportunity to review the mentees profile to see if this is a business and person you can help based on your own experience. If you agree to work together, you are introduced by the Leadership Hive team.
"You make contact and arrange an initial call to ensure you are the right fit for each other before committing to the programme. As the mentor, I offer six hours for free and we discuss on our initial call how these hours can be used best to utilise the experience for the mentee to ensure they get the most out of the programme."