GLOBAL MEETINGSome outstanding mentoring meetings have taken place at-a-distance. The call between a mentoring pair that keeps them both on-board and focused can be part of the great mentoring adventure. If you must mentor at-a-distance, that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve powerful results—especially if you’re both prepared. And good questions can make a world of difference.
For example, what is the real time can you give the protected phone meeting? What are the mentee’s goals for growth now? What do you want to achieve by the end of the phone call? Was there important learning in a recent past experience? What do you both hope for next? What does the mentor see for the mentee? And what does the mentee see for him- or herself next?

If you have to make your mentoring meeting by phone, listen for understanding, including silences and feeling clues in the conversation. Build on ideas and push for specifics and don’t forget to summarize for each other before you sign off. Wherever you are in the world, intentional mentoring helps push the envelope for success.


About Mentoring Moments

Perrrone-Ambrose Associates specializes in assisting organizations of all sizes and missions to provide mentoring to their employees at every level. We accomplish this by creating mentoring systems and training strategies and programs for mentors and their mentees in establishing helping relationships. We started this blog with objective of sharing what we continue to discover about the mentoring process and by providing a clearinghouse for sharing our readers' experiences in the world of mentoring.

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