Why Mentorship Matters

Why Mentorship Matters

We’ve all heard the proverb “If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.” Success is rarely achieved alone. Athletes don’t become Olympians without mentors and coaches to guide them. 

Are you are someone who has no mentors, has no idea where to find one, or are afraid to ask for mentorship?

In this episode, we discuss why mentorship matters, what holds people back from seeking mentorship, and the 3 keys to finding the right mentor for you. 


[01:00] Why mentorship matters
[06:18] What holds people back from getting mentors
[08:33] Three keys to finding a mentor
[10:03] Mentorship at all stages of life
[13:05] Mentorship through content
[16:19] Homework for the week


“Mentors shorten the learning curve by imparting their wisdom and their experience.” – Nikki Barua 

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” – John C. Maxwell

“Be very specific about your areas of growth and mentoring needs.” – Nikki Barua

“A mentoring relationship is a privilege, treat it with the respect it deserves.” – Nikki Barua

“Don’t think of mentorship in terms of a specific individual that is ahead of you. Think of mentoring in the context of a mentoring circle.” – Nikki Barua

“When you are focused on yourself and doing great work, people will come to you and be excited to help you.”- Monica Marquez


About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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