The company wanted to offer selected employees a professional development opportunity through external mentoring. The company has been supporting their employees internally on their professional development, but wanted to give them also the option to learn from external resources.
Livesport enrolled 10 people in the Mentoring program. First we discussed the career challenges of the mentees and helped them define their SMART goals. Based on those goals we looked for the right mentors. We matched all of the mentees for 12 sessions with their mentors and recommended to meet every two weeks. We tracked their progress over time and collected feedback from the mentees after each session, and at the 3-months and 6-months mark.
Based on the collected feedback and measured metrics, most of the employees were happy with the program (4.75/5 rating). The employees achieved 80% of the goals that they set up at the beginning of the program. All the mentees would recommend the program to their colleagues and 75% of mentees want to continue in the program with the same or a different mentor. The main areas of focus for the mentees were: management and leadership, team management, and time management.
90% of our mentees would like to continue in mentoring, most of them even with the same mentor. I believe this speaks for itself. From my personal point of view – I've seen quite a few AHA! moments of our mentees, great progress and even shifts of their mindsets over the course of this particular program.
Zuzka Peskova, Head of People & Culture, Livesport
Testimonials from the participants
I enjoyed the mentoring program from Femme Palette. Matching with my mentor was perfect, and the whole organization was on point, including the preparation or collecting feedback throughout the program. The best way is that mentoring will help instantly to implement some things, or it will make you think differently; in some ways, it's mind-opening. Always beneficial to share ideas with more experienced people. Thank you. :)
Tasko Kostadinovski, Channel Marketing Team Lead
Mentor: Roberto Alvarez, Chief Revenue Officer, STRV