As we're approaching the 500 Mentors mark we recently spoke to some of our most active mentors about their experience and their reasons for donating their valuable time to others. In our second interview we spoke to Lena, a former CTO and Software Architect from Belarus now living in Munich who decided to focus herself on coaching and training others - especially women - to help them propel to the career and life success they always wanted. Lena became a member of The Mentoring Club during the first Corona-Summer and donated more than 50 hours to people from all Canada, USA, Switzerland, Mauritius, Dubai and other countries.
Why did you decide to join The Mentoring Club?
I really love supporting people who want to grow. I felt and feeling supported by many people in my life and I picked up the torch myself.
Secondly, as a mentor you also learn and grow a lot. It was a perfect opportunity for me to meet many wonderful aspiring people. I was right: each of my mentees brought insight and inspiration for me too.
What was the most insightful / funny / enlightening session you had so far?
When I coached a wonderful young lady, who wanted to start her own online fashion business. I have no idea about fashion and very little knowledge about running e-commerce business. So I felt a bit like this dog on "I have no idea what I am doing" meme 🤣 But, I am a coach, and we don't have to have the answers. We help people to find their own answers. It's often not about practicalities/methods, but about mindset, beliefs and clarity. It was fun!