We have helped over 600 people with their career challenges - from growing in their roles, learning new skills, making a career change to looking for a new job. Read below what our mentees say about their experience with the program.
My lack of self-confidence make me apply for the program. I am just in the middle of it, and I can honestly say, that the things my mentor show/say me, opened new perspectives to me. To get another point of view from someone more experienced, who is here to help me is really mind-blowing.
I have entered this program for the second time and it was the best decision I have ever made. It moved my business by miles. I worked with an amazing mentor, with whom we really clicked and it was great (but hard, do not take this wrong) months. I pushed myself, my limits, my expectations over the top and I reached for the stars. If you are thinking to join, do it! Money well spent!
The program was beneficial for me. My mentor Vladimir convinced me that showing emotions is not a "weakness". It made me realize that we are all dealing with essentially the same thing and looking for the right way to move our team and company forward. I will and already do apply some of the insights in my private life. And my kids approve :).
It was my first experience and I am thrilled. With my mentor Jana, we had a lot of common work and non-work topics to share, even though we are each from different fields. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to be inspired and inspire others at the same time.
I am very happy that I was able to join the mentoring program. It's great to have a person with whom you can discuss different situations in the work environment and who doesn't judge you, but listens to you and gives you their point of view on the situations. My mentor Dalila was exactly that person. Every meeting with her enriched me by sharing experiences or a different point of view. At the same time, I was very inspired by her life energy and attitude.
I had a great mentor, Barbora, who helped me to move along things I couldn't on my own. I now have a better overview of the projects that are already underway and I'm better with my time when I'm planning more projects. Mentoring has been very beneficial for me.
Mentoring has been very beneficial for me. I gained a lot of new knowledge and experience that I can put into practice. I have learned to look at things through different eyes and feel more confident in my role.
It's great that this program can connect you with someone who sees the world through your eyes, shares your common interests and is much more experienced than you and can advise you. It's only up to you what you would like to know.
I was matched with an amazing mentor, Jana, who's helped me reach goals and start a new career! Thanks to her I am now much more confident in what I do and I've had the chance to attend several recommended activities that have helped me find connections as well. I am very happy with what we did these past six months!
My mentor was extremely competent in her field! She helped me to make some light into my life and career goals, becoming at the same time a friend and my number one supporter during the whole mentoring program!
I joined the Femme Palette Leadership program in the time while I was switching over to the manager position. All the program parts – meeting inspiring women, workshops on leadership topics & great match with my mentor – helped me on my journey of being a good manager & leader. The program has brought me new perspectives and topics for managing both myself and the team.
This program is a jewel. It has absolutely overcome my expectations! Not only I was matched with the mentor that understood very well, what I need and what might interest me on my career path, but I also have a clear plan of what to do to achieve my goal.
Can´t recommend high enough! I gained not only advice and insight that helped me navigate challenging situations in my career but impacted me on a personal level as well. My mentor was my inspiration and I loved her energy and drive! I feel I developed and progressed as a person thanks to the programme. Also, the whole programme is very well organized. I already participated in mentoring programme through different organisation and Femme Pallette is definitely the winner.
If you have a chance to participate in Femme Palette mentoring program, make sure you do! I got absolutely amazing mentor Lilla who had a relevant experience and answer to almost all of my questions and she tremendously helped me to develop my leadership skills and out of the box thinking. A time well spent indeed!
I really love the program, before I joined, I was lost due my fast transition from pure development role towards more technical focused leadership role. I was connected with really amazing mentor Alaia and she helped me to work on several key areas where I definitivelly improved during the program. Example of key areas we focused on: stress management, handling difficult situations in team, accepting own mistakes, working on creating collaborative environment. At the beginning I was afraid, but programm is really inclusive and I would recommend it to everybody any time.
I learned a lot with my Adriana, my mentor. She helped me a lot gaining more confidance and giving me usefull tips to my daily routine. Even when I was not sure about the subject I want to develop in each session, she pushed me and all of them were super productive.
It's important to click with your mentor. If you do (and I was lucky enough to) it can be an interesting developmental experience. I learned a lot about myself in a very non-violent way, and started to look at things a little more from a distance, in context. I believe that I understand my role and the roles of my colleagues better and this experience will be a daily help in my work.
Thanks to the mentoring program at Femme Palette, I have not only met the professional goals I had set at the beginning of the program, but also gained a trustworthy guide on my journey. My mentor Olga has made every session challenging, enriching, inspiring and fun by sharing her expertise, insights and experience. I would truly recommend the program to anyone who is looking for self-development and/or career boost.
Adélka wasn't just a mentor for me, she is much more! An inspiration, a coffee buddy, and a hardworking woman, who made me more self-confident and better educated not only in People Ops. I am so happy that this match happened!
I'm very glad to work with Pavla and Femme Palette. Thank you for making me more confident and clearer about my goals and the way to reach them!
Shubhi really helped me clarify what I want in my professional career and the steps to get there. I could not be happier with what I've learnt.
Great experience, a great match, and great gain. Definitely not my last time going through this journey. My mentor Brooke was amazing and I can't thank her enough. If you haven't tried mentoring yet you are truly missing on something.
I had the chance of joining the program and I would recommend it to everyone. With my mentor we identified focus areas that could benefit me throughout my career and she pushed me to use all the tools and connections I have to make the most of my current position.
The mentoring was an excellent experience for me. Just in six months, I have so much clarity about what I want to do in the future and how I want to work on my career. Thanks to my mentor Tina, I learned many things about social media, presentation skills, and strengths that helped me achieve my initial goals and much more. I would recommend mentoring to everyone. It is a life-changing experience.
This has been a great experience, and I have learned so much in such a small amount of time. I thoroughly recommend this program to anyone looking to advance their leadership skills. I will take what I discussed with my coach into all areas of my professional life.
I am grateful for FP experience. The organisation was perfect from the very beginning & they matched me with an amazing mentor Christina. All the sessions were insightful, she provided me with guidance around soft skills, project management & career path. Always aligned with real experience & examples. I gained much more then I initially set goal for.
It is great to have a mentor and be at in mentoring program Femme Palette, because you will have an opportunity to start a new life from a new page, with support of a professional who can help you to realize your own goals and starting moving towards them. I am very grateful for this opportunity for me and will recommend this program for women in a difficult situation who don't know what to do. You must try the mentoring program and you will see your life will change for the better!
I recently transferred from academic research to UX research and I was the first and only UX researcher at my company. Louise helped me develop both my soft skills and hard skills and provided emotional support, feedback and very helpful tips. It has helped me grow into my new role much faster and gain confidence as an ambassador of research in my company. I wish I had access to mentoring like before, it's a complete game changer and almost feels like an unfair advantage. Mentoring for everyone!
I really profited a lot from the mentoring program. My mentor Nahal gave me very valuable feedback and was able to help me with different development points such as communication in situations under pressure. I feel more confident about my leadership skills now . Not only me but also my team benefits from this in our daily business.
During my time on the programme I surprised myself at how much I learned and achieved. My mentor Nicole stretched me outside of my comfort-zone, but without breaking my boundaries.Everything I have gained from my experience will allow me to continue pushing forwards with my current and future goals, and I am now confident to share my new found knowledge with my own teams, in the hope this supports them on their journey's too.
Mentoring sessions with Marta made me feel more confident as a leader and helped me with understanding my working style better. I have felt supported and listened throughout the whole experience and already see the positive impact that the program has on my leadership skills, day to day work and team’s dynamic. Recommend to everybody who is looking for opportunities to develop their leadership skills!
Our whole team had the possibility to participate in Femme Palette mentoring program and it was one of the best experiences we can have. The organization is great, everything worked perfectly and I really appreciate it's only up to you and your mentor on 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 thanks to that in a bigger picture.
Mentoring helped me with my time management and also to be more proactive. I overachieved my KPI’s and learned how to give feedback to my manager. I was able to achieve one of my goals - to become a manager. With my mentor, I focused on learning how to lead and manage people in my team.
I've just finished mentoring sessions with my mentor Alina. She helped me get broader view on the testing of SW and quality assurance at all. I learned also to better prioritize my tasks and to focus on things that matters in daily routine.
I had never experienced mentoring as such before. That is if I don't consider support from more senior colleagues in different positions as mentoring. Connecting with my mentor outside of my parent organization brought me ideas from a different perspective. The perspective and opinions have helped me in grounding myself and anchoring my needs. Through mentoring, I have moved forward at least two years and the reason for this is that I have gained more confidence and started doing things instead of just having them in my head or on paper. It helped me to put things into practice better.
I enjoyed 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. :)
Thank you to Femme Palette for connecting me to my awesome mentor, Ondrej! He invested time and energy into my growth and was a great advisor. I learned a lot from him and know the next mentee will as well!
With strong support, my mentor guided me through my first year as a manager and helped boost my confidence that my thinking about my role and my team was leading me in the right direction.
Having a mentor was like having a career therapist. Over the six months of mentorship I built a solid foundation of skills and confidence that I will use to achieve my goals.
My mentor Lusine is skilled professional who posses all the required qualities, ask good questions, listen, knowledge transfer. I am very satisfied on my journey and confident that I am well prepared to take next step in my career.
Taking part of the mentorship program at Femme Palette helped me in so many ways. Before I didn’t have a clear vision of how I want to achieve my goals and I felt almost paralysed with fear of the future. Everything changed when I met my mentor Veronika. I presented her with my smart goal and ever since she tried her best to provide me with materials to study, explained complex concepts of programming and reviewed the code I wrote. She is such an amazing person and I couldn’t get a better mentor. <3
Putting someone from a different point in career into my shoes is an amazing idea. I have been in the industry for 8 years, so it is not easy to get some new points of view. But with the right mentor, who Honza totally was for me, it all came together very naturally and easy.
I am very happy that I got matched with Samuel! Time passes so quickly when we have our session. He has been a great mentor and he keeps me on track with all marketing trends, and just in general he is a great person. Thank you!
Leadership Program is a great opportunity to meet inspirational women and share together our experience, pain points and lessons learned. In our disscusion we create open communication and we can help each other. The topics which we discuss in our session can be implemented both in our professional life and our private life which is a great opportunity how to combine work and family.
I am really deeply grateful for Iva Buschmann's kindness and all rounded personality. Her ability to ask the right questions, listen objectively, understand and provide clarity was very impressive. I would recommend Iva in a heartbeat, both as a mentor and coach, for anyone wishing to move forward in their career and also have the courage to start a business. "The ability to ask the right questions is more than half the battle of finding the answer". Thank you Iva for enlightening my journey and Femme Palette for making it possible!
The whole Mentoring journey was a ride! I really appreciate the time and effort Veronika has invested to be the best mentor I could imagine. Veronika is very energetic, open and always focusing on best possible outcome of our meetings. Thank you, Veronika!
Mentoringový program pro mě byl nezapomenutelnou zkušeností. Hodně jsem se naučila, pomohl mi zvědomit si jak moje silné stránky, tak rezervy, se kterými jsem se naučila lépe pracovat. Určitě program doporučuji každému, kdo má chuť na sobě pracovat a dále se osobnostně či kariérně rozvíjet. Velké díky patří samozřejmě mé mentorce Nikole, která mě vždy dokázala inspirovat a vedla mě na cestě k cíli s lehkostí jí vlastní.
I have realized that mentoring can replace a lot of hours spent finding a solutions in various lectures or books. Because you directly solve your own problems with an expert and you implement the solution straight away :) Thank you for a great match with my mentor!
Working with Daniela as a coach was such an enlightening experience. Her attitude is just amazing, her listening skills and ability to navigate to a right question and direction opened up so much from me, that I got clarity in the very first session. She is possessing the right energy that is very inspirational. Choosing this program is the right thing for everybody who wants to work on and improve their career!
Choosing to go through this program was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I gained knowledge, confidence, contacts, friendship, and so much more.
I had the best possible experience with the Femme Palette program. For a great price even for mothers on maternity leave, I could afford 12 sessions with an amazing mentor, who enriched me both professionally and personally.
It is super awesome to see how much positive actions could be generated if you have such a great mentor like Maria. We are in the middle of our program and I feel I have made a big progress already. Our sessions always boost my motivation and this is because I have the chance to work with somebody who is a true inspiration not only on professional but also on personal level.
It was an amazing journey full of new experience, ideas and perspectives. I was matched with a great mentor to achieve my goals.
If you know what do you want to achieve, to have mentor is like go there by super fast car with the best navigation ever. Without mentor it can be like using wheelchaire and lichen navigation.
Mine opened my eyes. She is quite a kind, patient, empathic, and inspirational coach. By simple tasks we troubleshooted the root cause of my gaps, and I can clearly tell I am a different person now. We connected on a personal as well as professional level. These 12hrs helped me to find the path I want to walk on, and live up my values and life purpose.
I really learned more than what I expected from the program. My mentor Lucie was able to push me outside my self-doubts and help me gain confidence in putting-into-action the insights I learned from her. I also have a lot of takeaways that I can apply in everyday life.
I was made redundant on the same day I received the email letting me know you have found my mentor, so the objective that I had set - to secure a new job in 6 months - was even more important for me to achieve. Within 6 weeks I got an offer, and started in my new company little over 2 months after the mentoring sessions with Tony started. Forever grateful for all his guidance and support.
Great program! My mentor match was perfect.. absolutely helpful and essential in guiding me and giving me support, practical advice and encouragement. The workshops were also practical and interesting.
I am very grateful for my mentor, Blanka. She fully understands my problematics and helps a lot to achieve my goals. :)
Doing business and not having friends or family that are on the same ship is hard. They don't understand your passion and your drive.
And then you come along FP and their amazing mentors, like mine, Lenka - you have got your support group, your mentor and you know instantly, you'll do just fine.
The Femme Palette Leadership course is excellent and a big thank you to my leadership mentor - Ayelet. The defining moment for me was becoming aware of my personality type and how to harness these traits to become a successful leader. I understand more about myself, and with Ayelet’s help in particular, I have transformed the way I approach leadership. Through multiple different sessions, the Femme Palette course equips you with tools and the motivation, and best of all, you meet other inspiring leaders - that have now become my friends! I would recommend this course to any future or current leader.
When I was thinking about changing my career, the Femme Palette program was the first thing I thought of. The whole program is really well organized - from connecting with a mentor to the meetup events throughout the year. I went into the mentorship program as a complete beginner with the goal of at least learning a little bit. After 6 months I can say that thanks to the mentoring and especially my amazing mentor Míša, I have exceeded my own expectations. In the beginning, I didn't even believe that I would be able to learn the necessary programs in a few months and today I have my own portfolio, and Míša and I are looking for a suitable agency to start working with. When I replay the last 6 months in my head they have been fun, full of new challenges, projects, and experiences. I have already recommended the program to several of my friends and will continue to recommend it because I honestly think it is worth it!
Over the 12 mentoring sessions, I have learnt and developed in many aspects of my career and personal life. Through the program, my mentor has helped me switch careers successfully, grow confidently and improve on my overall personal development with increased focus and ambition. It’s a wonderful experience to learn from the experience of my mentor and have the support and guidance, especially when switching careers and starting from the beginning again. I’ve learnt a very important lesson: the power of learning from and reaching out to others who’ve walked the path before you.
Thank you to the FP team for matching me with my amazing mentor, who was not only understanding of my fears and insecurities connected to my new position, but also very helpful when guiding me through the current challenges and beyond. The most valuable, action-filled feedback stems from honest and deep discussions, so don't be afraid and enjoy the ride, you might make new friends for life. :)
This was my first experience with mentoring and it was great since the beggining. I am very greatful that FP matched me with Barbora and we could share this experience together. My mentor is super skilled and she guided me very well with every single topic that I needed. Thanks to it I am more confident at my job and I can look at some tasks from different perspective.
I cannot be more grateful for having Maja as my mentor. In these past six months I have definitely become more confident in my role and learnt more about myself as a leader, but also as an individual. Every session, Maja was there to support and advise me, with a smile and a positive attitude. I can say that I achieved a lot in terms of my SMART goals and I feel I know my strengths a little bit better now. I definitely recommend the FP Mentoring Programme, everything went smoothly and the whole experience was very valuable to me.
Misa, as a coach, and I met via the FP Coaching & Mentoring program. Our goal was to discover which mentor is the best fit for me and what are my current life challenges. It felt very natural to talk to her openly. I especially appreciated that she had observed my organisation style and changed some of her coaching techniques to match my needs. She made me feel comfortable, focused and inspired me to work even more. I liked that her professional experience was an amazing fit for my current path as well. Her superpower is the way how she listens to you. Overall, Misha is an open-minded, pro-skilled coach who will discover your needs and motivates you to change.
Míša is the best, I had a tough day and she lifted my mood and gave awesome tips that gave me confidence and instructions on how to proceed with negotiating better/different terms at work :)
Olga je skvělá mentorka a já jsem nesmírně ráda, že jsem ji díky Femme Palette potkala. Pomohla mi se začátkem, který byl pro mne velmi těžký a nasměrovala mne kam dál, dala mi spoustu informací a hlavně ten správný pohled na situaci. Její zkušenosti mne obohatily a hlavně dodaly kuráž. Bohužel se nám do mentoringu vloudil koronavirus a celá pandemie, tato situace byla i pro mne velkou komplikací a tak jsem musela mentoring úplně zastavit a domluvit se s Olgou. Pomalu se vracíme do běžných kolejí a doufám, že je vše na lepší cestě, abych se mohla i já začít věnovat svému cíli v mentoringu.
Mentoring s Ursou byl naprosto perfektní! Byla neskutečně inspirativní a díky ní jsem dokázala vyřešit svojí složitou pozici ve firmě a získala jsem povýšení. Mám velkou radost, že jsem se na mentoring přihlásila! Ani jsem nečekala, jak moc mi mentoring může pomoct.
Belinda mě podpořila v mých předvánočních aktivitách, dala opět tipy pro online i offline aktivity a eventy, nasdílela zajímavé kontakty, jak v oblasti prodeje, copywritingu, tak třeba doporučila, kde sehnat stážistu. Velkým přínosem bylo průběžné stanovování cílů, takže jsem neměla tendenci oddalovat oblasti, které jsou pro mě něčím náročnější. Bylo to velmi přínosné, jsem nadšená, že jsem měla tak zkušenou a pohodovou mentorku, která se nakonec stala i mou zákaznicí. Inspirace mám v zásobě ještě na dlouhé období dopředu.
I must say that I am extremely grateful for Katarina. I feel like I still have a lot of work in the future but I cannot be happier to go along this journey with her. Not only has she helped me with my goals but also confidence in my work. She has become an amazing friend of mine. Thank you for pairing me up with her. :)
My mentor Jana is very understanding, she helps me visualising my goals and supports me. Also, as some of my priorities have changed, we managed to change my goals, so that they are more valuable for me at the moment. I look forward to every meeting and I'm so grateful for this opportunity.
What would that heavy lockdown period be like If I was not participating in this programme in parallel? Luckily, that question never received as much attention as those 33,5 hours of valuable workshops, seminars, and discussions. All packed with wisdom, authentic experience, and more than 12 female mentors and experts shaping my soft skills. I am thankful to Femme Palette for inviting me to its very first Leadership Programme. Those four months meant smooth step by step clean-up of my working table and every single session turned my new mindset into real acts starting with the very next day. Thanks to the FPLP I feel way more secure not just within all my decisions and managing the team but in celebrating them as well.
The possibility to participate in Femme Palette Leadership program came just in time when I decided to move forward in my career. By all means, all the perks of this program (workshops with respected lecturers on topics that matter for leaders, our group discussions and precise match with my mentor) helped me to navigate throughout my first months as a manager and leader. Thanks to this program I have met great group of likeminded ladies from diverse industries and functions. And what more, they are my friends now!
Leadership Program for me was an incredible opportunity combining a group of inspiring professionals seeking to be better, an amazing mentor I would have never met otherwise and coaches that were there to give us their best. It’s just a perfect mix of people, knowledge and events’ formats. I think the combination of all the factors made the program potent and impactful. Besides new knowledge and practical tools, I got to experience what it means to be a part of a community of other women-leaders. Even though we came from diverse professional backgrounds, we had much more in common than one could think at first. The ladies in my group were always present in the moment, curious, open-minded, supportive, honest and willing to do the work. You just can’t help but feel empowered and inspired when you are in a place with such a high concentration of like minded professionals who want to learn, grow and do better.
It was invaluable for me to be able to talk with my mentor Kate Funk about things regarding the team or the different situations I was facing throughout the six months. I was also inspired by the drive other women in the program had to learn and grow and to see that the things we are dealing with are often similar no matter our background and that we can learn a lot from each other. Since my mentor lives in Florida, we had our sessions online, but we really clicked from the very first one. I learned the importance of having to lead myself first before I can be of any use to anybody else. We went through our Gallup test results which helped me understand my strengths much more and I also got many great tips for hiring as it’s something I’m also responsible for in my team.
I was very excited after the first chemistry session with Alice, during which she talked about her experience from London, returning to Czechia, and starting in a new work environment. Alice’s story felt like a sneak peek into my own future and allowed me to visualize my prospective career. It showed me what elements of my current life I can replicate in another cultural or professional context. For that reason, I am very grateful for this match! I would also like to add that both of us work in consultancy but in a very different field. I am in design and Alice in finance. She works with CFOs, whilst I usually work with clients in marketing and product. Previously, my mentors were from the design industry, design leaders with years of experience and expertise in my field – so it was helpful to have someone like Alice with a completely different background. Surprisingly, many of the topics overlapped, e.g. team and client relations.
So far, mentoring has been one of the best decisions I’ve made this year. I was very lucky to have Jakub as a mentor. I appreciated and value his knowledge, effort, patience and empathy to guide me in my journey into programming. I still feel motivated to learn programming as I was at the beginning and that is also because I have an amazing mentor! Thanks a lot!
Michaela helped me change my life in many ways in the past few months. Her advice and guidance have been crucial in my personal development and career progression. There is no limit to what one can achieve and mentoring is the support I needed to chase my wildest dreams. I did not only gain a phenomenal mentor but also a great friend. Thank you Michaela for being such an inspirational woman. Big thank you to Femme Palette for doing such a great work.
Femme Palette is a great visionary innovative enterprise on the market, full of bright inspiring people. For everyone, who wants to learn new skills, to network with outstanding professionals, leaders as well as incipient ambitious enthusiasts, to learn how to make an enterprise or who wants to become a leader, I recommend to go for a Femme Palette lecturing or leadership program. For me, lectures given by Petr Holik was a marvelous life-time experience. Within 12 lectures Petr has carefully navigated me through basics of programming skills in few languages (HTML, CSS and Python) and Git system in really brief time. The content of the lectures, personal skills of my lecturer, as well as personality fit was a great job. In the end I want to thank Femme Palette for making a cutting-edge projects to support women in learning new skills and in helping them become entrepreneurs leaders they want to be. I want to thank Petr Holik for being a great professional patient and warmhearted teacher. It was a marvelous transformative life-time experience. Femme Palette and Petr Holik, thank you very much. :)
I consider mentoring as one of the most powerful tools for personal as well as professional development. And I am really grateful I was matched with Roderick. He is an enthusiastic professional, kind and empathetic, always well prepared and 100% focused on his client. Roderick helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and how to use them in different situations, how to get the best out of it and out of myself. Every single session was enriching. He has always pushed me just right with his questions or tasks so I could find the right direction by myself.
In January 2019 I promised myself, that this year will be about self-improvement, personal growth and that 2019 will be my year. I signed up for Mentoring Program and little did I know how fast everything will get better. Not only I had the chance to meet my amazing mentor, Terka Machackova from productboard, who helped me navigate the ravaging rivers of recruitment with her know-how, insights and pro tips how to stay focused and get results, but also many other inspiring ladies (and few gentlemen) who all became part of my professional life and I could not imagine not being inspired by them every day any more.Mentoring Program gave me the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and change things - I was feeling that I should do the brave decision and follow my heart to new career path. And I landed a position as IT Recruitment Lead in almost no time. Not only I am super happy that I got the chance to become who I wanted to be professionally for a long time but also I got confidence to say that even if the role is brand new to me and there is still a lot to learn I can always reach out to my mentor for support and help if I need. Mentoring program gives you the boost of support you need, and it can really help you change things around.
I am glad that I joined the Femme Palette mentoring program. It pushed me to work harder on achieving my goals, set a vision, explore my strengths, and gain confidence. My mentor went through similar challenges as me, so we could support each other along the way. I believe our sessions were inspiring for both of us. I recommend the mentoring program to everyone, who is willing to go the extra mile, step out of the comfort zone and do something for themselves.
I applied for mentoring program and was almost immediately connected with my mentor Petr. My goal was to switch career from architecture to UX design and get a full-time job within six months. Petr was a great guide while I was working on my own project and helped me navigate in the UX world while I was applying for jobs and going to interviews. I’m happy to say I managed to reach this goal and now I enjoy my new role in Slevomat.
I participated in FP Mentoring program (Design). I really liked the whole organization of the process, starting with the first emails and ending with the selection of mentors. At the beginning of the Program, my mentor and I defined the main goals, and within three months they were achieved. Pavel, my mentor was very competent, attentive and of course an expert in his field. To everyone else who doubts about participation in the Program, I can honestly say, don’t doubt! That is a cool trip, very useful for self and career development.
I signed up for the mentorship program when I was at a crossroad in my career. I knew I wanted to change my career path, but I didn’t know what or how. From the get-go my mentor, Michaela, worked with me to discover my vision and find the clarity that I needed. We started off by taking time to reflect on my past experiences, my strengths and weaknesses, and what I wanted my life to look like in the next year. This helped me narrow down the list of different careers I was taking into consideration and hone in on my focus. Michaela asked the hard questions that pushed me to think about what it is I truly wanted out of my professional career, and most importantly, why. Every session, she came prepared with resources (books, connections, and industry knowledge) that helped me tremendously. But more than anything, having a mentor who was caring, understanding, and genuinely wanted the best for me made me feel safe and supported. Our bi-weekly sessions gave me something to look forward to and held me accountable to follow through on my tasks to ensure I was making progress.
Mentoring is something I had been looking into but hadn't fully committed to yet. When the COVID-19 lockdown began and my workload decreased, I decided to make the most of the extra time I had on my hands and invest in myself. Setting specific goals was hard because I had so many ideas and wasn't sure how to put them together in a way that made sense. Femme Palette found me the perfect Mentor in Vilma. She has been so incredibly supportive and has helped me turn my ideas into a plan. More importantly, she helped me dig deep to discover what I truly wanted to focus on in my business rather than what I thought I should be. Her insight and perspective have been invaluable and I'm really proud of what we've achieved in our time together (and we're only halfway through at this point!). I also really appreciate the structure of Femme Palette's mentoring program. It has helped me break down my goals into smaller steps that can be achieved despite my busy schedule. It's really helped my business move forward.
What a mentoring journey I had with Kvetka Gerslova! I'm so happy I got her as my mentor in the marketing area. I learnt the basics, got hands-on experience, and completed several courses in digital marketing. Kvetka also showed me several marketing tools with exact examples on how to use it (what was extremely useful for me, as it was much better than just reading theory). Interesting that our first and last mentoring meetings took place during 2 different lockdowns. However, we had a chance to meet during the summer, and we'll keep in touch in future to update each other on our career growth. I'm grateful that I found Femme Palette mentoring program and enrolled; still can't believe how the program boosted my confidence and skillset!
I was part of the mentoring program last year. My goal had been to deepen my knowledge of digital marketing and Lucie and Klara found a perfect match for me. First of all, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to my mentor Thiago. He was very dedicated, open to share his expertise and he encouraged me to learn new skills in digital marketing. Step by step, we went through the whole of the digital ecosystem. He gave me a valuable connection and I was able to also educate my team in the company about the new channels in marketing. He helped me to shape the digital aspect of the media plans for my brands and become a more performance-driven brand manager.
I would say it´s finally nice to have a rolemodel and also a cheerleader in one person, who believes in you, wants the best for you, leads you in new places and shows you the world of options. And who understands you. So I´m happy for that :)
Radka has been a great mentor and inspiration. She has played an important role during this period, not only in my professional career but in my life. I appreciate a lot the balance between tasks and materials. Her suggestions about books and videos have been strategically supporting my journey.
I have very good mentoring sessions with Katerina! I think we fit well as mentor and mentee. Katerina is being very helpful and leading the direction well. Her advising is always relevant and her guidance is leading us to my goals very well. Katerina is super positive and her meetings are always done in a pleasant atmosphere.
I am glad to have participated in Femme Palette mentoring program. The FP team matched me with a great mentor Matěj, which I would like to say thank you for his great guidance, valuable inputs and straight-to-the-point mentoring style. He helped me to realized important milestones and values which helped me to set out goals and vision that really matter to me. Just after one session I have realized I need to work on something different than my original goal and thus I did not stuck to the plan and commit myself to open my mind to different approach. Thanks to the program I have changed my attitude towards work and also I have clarity for how I want to live and I do trust in every step on my journey.
I initially wanted to try mentoring as I felt needed to work on myself more from the professional perspective. I was matched with my wonderful mentor, Lucie, who is from the same field as I am (law) which made my experience so much more valuable. She understood the struggles of the profession and was able to offer some great insights. Together we worked on my work-life balance, leadership and my soft skills, all of which I put into use everyday at work. While there is still room for improvement, I feel that I have came a great way since my first mentoring session with Lucie. Thank you, Femme Palette for organizing such a wonderful match.
I am very thankful to Femme Palette for organizing the program and matching me with such a great mentor. Although Amanda is still very young, she is exactly the right person, able to provide me with great sales guidance as well as cheer-up whenever needed. And as I live abroad, I can say that it works remotely as well!
Evin is has been such a valuable and lovely mentor, guide, and friend. She's such a ball of sunshine, always giving pieces of wisdom casually as if it doesn't cost anything! She's so self aware and genuinely kind. I wish we'd met sooner! Together, we've worked through internal struggles and limiting beliefs, and I've built up enough information to realize that the original goal I set for myself isn't truly what I wanted. So we pivoted around the small disappointments and she helped me regather myself so that now I'm stronger and facing new challenges with more confidence than I had before. :)
Over the past 6 months I feel I have grown in many aspects of both my personal life and my approach to the career path ahead of me. Thanks to the situations I have been guided through my confidence has grown enabling me to become a more effective negotiator. I have learned how to approach problem solving in different and more effective ways. Added to this I feel now able to develop and apply my thought processes to achieve both the goals I set myself and the targets set for me. The Mentoring Program run by Femme Palette is something I would recommend highly to anyone wishing to achieve and surpass their life goals.
I don’t know how you did it, but I think that my mentor Terka and me are a great match in terms of what I want to achieve. We get along very well also on a personal level and I really enjoy our cooperation and whole mentoring program. The hour long session we have bi-weekly always flies so quickly! Well, time flies when you are having fun... I am very glad that I signed for the mentoring with Femme Palette.
I am really appreciative of Simona and what we have been able to discuss together. Her genuine but at the same time direct approach has forced me to think about things I would not have thought of myself otherwise. I was able to get a different point of view without losing my own perspective. And after each session I was left with a lot of "food for thought" and usually found myself thinking about the previously discussed topics multiple days after. To conclude, so far I find this program very benefical and am glad I made the decision to participate!