This post is by way of an introduction to the potential of mentoring and also to one of my online ‘colleagues’ in the virtual BA Community, Doug Goldberg.
Doug and I have been providing a mentoring service independently on a fairly informal basis over the last year or so.
It’s been an interesting and beneficial experience for both our mentees and for us.
We’ve captured some of our experiences in a PDF. Have a look by clicking on the link below – it gives you an idea of how mentees benefit from the mentoring experience.
Doug has found mentoring particularly rewarding and wants to take on a couple more mentees. He asked me whether any of my readers would be interested.
Hey, I’ll let Doug speak for himself.
I am seeking to mentor 1-2 more potential students of analysis simply because I have a passion for the profession and would like to see people who wish to succeed in it be able to do so. It’s often an intangible, difficult role to describe and begin to master, so whatever I can do to help someone who wants to learn, I will. I seek only 1-2 more mentees in order to provide a good quality of service to these persons.
I have no hesitation recommending Doug as a mentor as I have worked with him a great deal over the past eighteen months.
In particular I was invited to participate in an online study group that Doug set up. Doug’s dedication to steering the group through the difficulties of a ‘case study’ project was amazing.
What was even more amazing was that he was providing this for free! The level of service he provides when he actually starts charging will be truly impressive!
His experience, commitment and desire to help those with less experience shines through.
I am selective who I associate Business Analyst Mentor with because any bad experience that you have will reflect badly on me.
Please be aware, Doug is NOT offering his time for free – I know that you will find his mentoring very beneficial and excellent value for money.
If you’d like to hear more about the mentoring service and find out how it could benefit you, please click to register your interest.
Don’t forget, this is a first come, first served deal – Doug only has capacity for a couple more mentees so, if you’re genuinely interested, register your interest here now.
UPDATE (2nd Feb) : Doug has space for a couple more mentees. Please register NOW if you’re interested