The finance team wanted to offer their team members an opportunity to learn from external resources through mentoring to keep up with the company's high growth and new challenges.
Mews enrolled 9 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, all participants were happy with the program (5/5 rating). The employees achieved 90% of the goals that they set up at the beginning of the program. All the mentees wish to continue in the program with the same or a different mentor. The main areas of focus for the mentees were: improving communication and presentation skills, development of leadership skills (creating a feedback culture, motivation of employees), and boosting their confidence skills.
We love working with Femme Palette! Our whole team is so excited to get a chance to speak with senior mentors and gain experience through conversations without actually spending months or years of trials and errors themselves. We will definitely continue in the future and keep the option for people to join this awesome program!”
Pavla Munzarova, CFO at Mews
Testimonials from the participants
“Our whole team had the possibility to participate in Femme Palette mentoring program and it was one of the best experiences we could have. The organization was great, everything worked perfectly and I really appreciate that it's only up to you and your mentor what you would like to focus on. It's really valuable to have somebody who can help you with all aspects of your work and personality. You can develop your hard knowledge/soft skills but you can also discuss interesting topics/your struggles and it helps you to see things from a different perspective and in a bigger picture.“
Bara Benesova, Finance Operations Manager at Mews Systems
Mentor: Matej Pracny, Manager at Kearney
"Although I applied to the program to improve my presentation and communication skills (which are clearly connected to my job), I ended up being mentored in realizing my value and letting go of fears about what people will think of speech or opinions. Agáta is an unbelievably empathetic person with an infinite amount of precisely targeted questions which helped me discover my own value and gave me the courage to try everything! Agáta helped me improve my soft skills and look at things from a different angle. This helped me to overcome some of my fears, improve my hard skills and my work performance. Agáta actually gave me something that I wasn’t aware I needed in the beginning, and I’m thankful for that! :) I would recommend this experience to anyone looking to improve in a particular area, like myself, or just needing to be lead on to the right path. :)"
Linda Ocovajova, FinOps Project Lead at Mews Systems
Mentor: Agata Hauerova, Internal Communication Specialist at E.ON
"I really loved the programme, the structure of it is great - i was using the mentoring working document to plan the agenda for each meeting, which always helped me gather my thoughts before the session and thanks to this i never forgot to ask any question i had on my mind before. :) Also i don't know how you do it, but you are really master match-makers! :D Anyone i talked to love their mentors and said they were a great match - and for me it was the same case! So really big kudos to those who do the mentor-mentee matching, that you are able to do it so well only based on a 30 minute interview and a questionnaire."
Alzbeta Groholova, GL Accountant at Mews Systems
Mentor: Radka Vaculikova, Finance Manager at ZOOT