Mentor Development

For August, the challenges will center around the theme of Friendship. This week’s challenge is to have an intentional conversation about friendships with your mentee. You’ve probably already talked, at least some, about your mentee’s friends, but what do you know about their views on friendship? Do they value friendship? Do they prefer a few close friends or a large group of friends? In their opinion, what makes a good friend? Do they think they are a good friend? Why or why not? Instead of talking about who their friends are, talk about why those are their friends.

Mentor Growth and Development Plan for May-August plan is here.

Mentoring Relationships

Part of having strong communication in a relationship is giving and receiving feedback. This can be tough to do, but it’s key in building lasting relationships that empower all people involved. Start easy with things like, how do you think I did at planning our time together today? Or, ask for feedback on which of your meetings your mentee has enjoyed the most and why. Also be sure to give your mentee feedback on how they responded to different situations or how well they handled the conversations you had. If your mentee missed your time together or didn’t respond to your text, let them know how that made you feel. The more feedback you’re willing to give and receive, the closer you and your mentee will become!

Fun Summer Ideas

Check out 608 Today for events all around the Madison area, as well as their list of “Kid-Friendly Activities”

📸 We love seeing photos of you and your mentee spending time together! Please share them with us via your coach or using the hashtag #intentionalmentoringmadison 📸

Mentor Coaching Group Meeting Dates

VAL: Monday, August 28 6:30 – 7:30pm  val@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: TBD 5:30 – 6:30pm  ryan@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

If you have a change in personal information (phone/address/email) please respond to this email or notify your mentor coach ASAP. 

All the best,
Intentional Mentoring