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Q: How Did You Find a Mentor?

I have had three mentors in my career so far. Each one of them has been my boss at one point or another. However, for two out of the three they were my mentor first and then my boss. This is one way to find a mentor, but it doesn’t always work that way.

I think having a mentor outside of your organization can also be a huge benefit. While I do not have that now, I am a mentor for lady who works in a different company. I became her mentor during a formal mentorship program, but we have continued to work together despite the program being over.

I would love to hear your stories. How did you find a mentor? How did you become one? What helped? What can others do to find a mentor?