Welcome to Mentors & Masterminds: The Admin Network

Thanks again for visiting Mentors and Masterminds.com. On this Administrative Professionals Day, I’d like to take a moment to thank our members who are helping to build this community.

If you’re not yet a member, why not consider joining (it’s free!) and engaging with our members in one or more of the following ways?

Co-Mentoring

To connect with lots of like-minded professionals to share success stories, get a fresh perspective and provide mutual support, select the “Co-Mentoring” option. You will get most of the benefits of a traditional Mentor/Protégé relationship, but without having to compete for the comparatively limited supply of senior mentors. A co-mentoring relationship is much easier to form, because even if someone doesn’t feel ready to be a mentor quite yet, most people are more than happy to be a sounding board and accountability partner to a peer – and gain those same benefits in return!

Coaching

A Coaching relationship more closely fits the traditional Mentor/Protégé model, with the senior partner providing coaching in specific skills and strategies of the trade in addition to the kind of support described in the Co-Mentoring model above. If you are a senior administrative professional, consider sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience with other in a Coaching Mentor capacity. There is truly no reward like seeing a protégé grow and succeed!

Mastermind Groups

If two heads are better than one, then how about three…or four? Similar in nature to a Co-Mentoring relationship, but expanding upon it to tap the collective energy and insights of a group, Masterminds can become especially valuable resources for those who participate in them. One member’s project is often another’s inspiration! Join (or form) a powerhouse team of motivated peers, focused on big goals and committed to helping each other along the way.

Networking Groups

For some much-needed fun and laughter after a hard day’s work, what could be better than socializing with others who know the tribulations and triumphs of your job? Networking groups are a great way to get to know other administrative professionals in your area, and benefits can include connecting to new sources of information, having inside contacts for event planning or services, or even getting a lead on a great job opportunity. Starting one can be as simple as finding a good happy hour at a local restaurant, picking a date and emailing some friends.

Meet Our Members!

Meet Our Members!

Mentors and Masterminds is pleased to announce “Member Spotlight!”, a new blog feature that we hope will help our members get to know each other better, encourage new members to join, and make it easier for all to engage with our growing community of administrative professionals and experts at mentorsandmasterminds.com.

Our first member profile will be published next Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in honor of Administrative Professional’s Day.

We’d also love to feature your experiences and advice on mentoring and professional development here in our blog.  Email your ideas for future blog posts to tara@mentorsandmasterminds.com!

NOTES TO MEMBERS

  • To be considered for this feature, please be sure to complete your full member profile using the profile edit page. Members with incomplete profiles will not be considered for this feature.
  • If you would prefer not to be included in this feature, please update your profile by selecting the “Please do NOT feature me in Member Spotlight” in the new “MEMBERS SPOTLIGHT” section at the bottom of the profile edit page. 
  • To access your profile edit page, cursor over your profile name at the upper right corner of any page on the site, then select “Profile” and “Edit” from the dropdown menus that appear. Be sure to save changes before closing out.