Mentorship Program

TTC Mentoring is:

  • Specific to the needs of the mentee. Mentor has already accomplished the goal mentee is seeking guidance on
  • NOT training or coaching – training, is the action of teaching a particular skill or type of behaviour; it is a one-way interaction vs. mentoring which is collaborative
  • NOT a social role

Mentor – an experienced and trusted advisor

TTC Mentor – an experienced and trusted multisport athlete

good TTC mentor possesses the following qualities:

  • Willingness to share skills, knowledge
  • Accept the mentee where they currently are in their multisport development
  • Approachability and willingness to listen
  • Ability to manage time, to commit enough time to make mentoring worthwhile
  • Empathy, remember what it was like starting on the path to a specific goal

Mentee - a person who is advised or counselled by a mentor

TTC Mentee – a multisport athlete seeking counsel

A good TTC mentee possessed the following qualities:

  • Motivated to succeed, with the confidence to know you can
  • Able to clearly articulate their goal(s)
  • Ability to manage time, to commit enough time to make mentoring worthwhile
  • Willingness to learn, the mentor may not have all the answers and is only providing their insight based upon experience; they are not professional coaches

Expectations of the Relationship

Expectations

Not to be Expected

Mentor

  • Give of your time + energy
  • Have reasonable expectations
  • Be a resource; share experience
  • Provide constructive feedback
  • Follow through on commitments
  • Complete confidentiality
  • Drive the relationship
  • Do most of the talking
  • Be an expert or coach
  • Social relationship

Mentee

  • Drive the relationship
  • Be clear on initial goals + expectations
  • Willing to take constructive feedback
  • Be active in achieving their goal
  • Initiate meetings/ discussions
  • Complete confidentiality
  • Know everything they should be asking
  • Get things right the first time
  • That the mentor has all the answers
  • Coaching
  • Social relationship

Kicking off the Relationship

  • Establish a rapport – get to know each other beyond the common goal; creates empathy and understanding
  • Align on mentoring parameters; expectations on time and scheduling, means of communication
  • Clarify goal(s) for which mentoring is being sought

General Guidelines

  • Max 2 hours per month
  • Mentor + mentee can determine how they want to connect; email, phone, in-person etc
  • Mentor will receive thank you gift from TTC for their contribution and volunteering time
Application

Download the mentee application here.

Questions?  Email Boni at Membership@torontotriathlonclub.org

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