This is why getting to know a mentor is important before working with them.

I am a big believer in getting to know someone before you take them on as a mentor. I've had multiple mentors throughout my career and I still have mentors now, and they play such an important role in personal and professional growth. But, they have to be the right mentor and they have to share your values.

If you're going to integrate someone else's advice and ideas into your business, you want to make sure they're the right fit for your business first and that your best interests are a priority.

So, how do you qualify a mentor? Spend some time getting to know them before jumping head first into a mentor relationship, it's that simple. Get to know someone. If you don't have the option to get to know them personally, the next best option is to do a lot of research about who they are, what they do, what they've built and what they believe in before you ask the big question.

The better you know someone, the better choice you'll make in a mentor, which will ultimately mean a better outcome and more growth.

If you're running an ethical, sustainable, circular or slow fashion business and you're looking for a mentor or business coach to help move you forward, increase your sales and create more impact with your fashion business - I'm happy to put my hand up - but I want you to know me a little bit first.

I'm not everyone's cup of tea, but for some people, they love me. We're all human and we're all different, so if you want to gauge what I'm like to work with before taking me on as a mentor, book a free 30 minute strategy session and ask me as many questions as you like.

Here's a fun little 'two truths and a lie' to get the process started for you. Two of these statements are true and one is a lie.

  1. I’ve had lunch with Carla Zampatti.

  2. I absolutely cannot stand Mondays.

  3. My feet have grown a whole size in the last three years.

The suspense! Ok here you go...

  1. It’s true! I had lunch with Carla Zampatti in 2018 when I was a Top 3 Finalist at the Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Awards. It was surreal and nerve wracking and scary and amazing all at the same time. She was everything I thought she’d be and more, and I cried like a baby when she said ‘yes’ to being my mentor.

  2. This is SUCH a lie! I don’t hate Mondays, I love them! Call me weird but I love starting my week fresh on a Monday and mapping out my weekly strategies and plans, and getting organised and filling in my calendar. Plus I do my weekly LIVE interviews on a Monday and I love those! A Monday well spent means a productive week ahead.

  3. Yeah this one is weird but true! My feet have grown a whole size in the last 3 years because for some women, they grow when you’re pregnant, and I’m one of those lucky women. I have a 2 year old toddler and I’m 35 weeks pregnant and throughout both pregnancies, these hooves just keep on growing. 

There you go, two truths and a lie, now you know me a little more, book a free 30 minute strategy call and tell me something about yourself. I am big on community and big on connection, so if you're looking for a mentor and want to get to know me first, I'm an open book!

Claire x

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