I Think I Want To Become A Mentor

I have been very fortunate to get involved with “Women Together” a mentorship program that matches up women with mentors for fourteen weeks.   We meet weekly and work on goals and look at every aspect of our lives to see how well we are doing.   At first I thought “things are going very well for me in my life right now, what do I really have to work on”  Ha, how wrong was I?   I do have a few “gremlins” in my closet after all.   No matter where you are in your life there is always room for growth and change. 

I am not used to being on this side of the fence, as I have worked as a support worker in a mental health program for many years and I am much more comfortable with listening and helping others.  Now I can understand more about the resistance that I get from some clients and I can really understand where they are coming from.   It can be daunting to think about having to talk about yourself and really look deeply into what is really going on. 

Considering that this is a “pay it forward” kind of program, I thought that I wouldn’t want to become a mentor myself because essentially this is what I do already in my work but I think it is just so much more than that.   I am matched up with a wonderful woman, truly a kindred spirit and a new friend.  I can see that the mentor gets as much out of this as the person being mentored.  A win win situation.

For more info check out:  http://www.women-together.ca/about.html

About Kimberley

I am a Case Manager at My Sisters' Place which is a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association London Middlesex. My Sisters' Place is a program for vulnerable women. I love my job and all the wonderful women I work with. I am very honored to do this work with women who have been through so much and are so open in sharing their stories. I initiated and designed a Clearing Clutter Support Group which I have been facilitating since 2007 with a co-worker. I love running this group and learn so much from the participants. We offer this eight week program three or four times a year. I started my business Space For You in 2010 and work with individuals in their homes as well as offer some workshops in the community. I am available to speak to groups on "De-Cluttering Your Life", "The Magic of De-Cluttering", "Space Clearing" or really anything to do with clutter and hoarding.
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0 Responses to I Think I Want To Become A Mentor

  1. Anonymous says:

    I loved the "Pay it Forward" idea. If everyone did something to pay kindnesses forward wouldn't the world be different place. Thanks Kim for your amazing blog!

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