CASE STUDY: Mentoring
The case studies outlined in the “Athena In Action” series are being shared as examples of the variety of solutions we have provided to our clients for over a decade.
ASSESSMENT/SITUATION: One of my long-time customers called me to meet with him as he was super excited to share with me his new performance model. He had been using various Athena Alliance partners in different areas globally and wanted to add a new program. We had already helped them build a very robust leadership development program that supported all management levels, from first-time supervisor to senior executive team. My client wanted to add a mentoring program, but wasn’t sure all of his leaders had the skills to be able to do this effectively. He had identified some key people whom he felt would make excellent mentors and wanted to see if I could help him with some training on how to mentor others.
ATHENA PARTNER MATCHING: This was an easy match for me, as I have in the Athena Alliance a partner who delivers one of the best mentoring programs in the market today. After I connected the partner to the client, my client said it was an amazing option for them, and he couldn’t wait to get started.
SOLUTION: After assessing the leaders intended to be included in the mentor training, the Athena Alliance partner agreed that the leaders were excellent choices. The Athena Alliance partner proposed a 3-month program that was delivered in short 2-hour sessions bi-weekly, with homework in between.
RESULTS: This program was so well-received; they saw such immediate results that it has now been added to their senior leadership program. The client himself participated, and he shared with me that mentoring done right is a very rewarding experience for both the mentor and the mentee.