Mentoring

"One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination." - John C. Maxwell

Calling all Mentors and Mentees!

Prince's Operation Entrepreneur (POE) is proud to announce the launch of Mentor a Veteran!  The Mentor a Veteran program will hand-match graduates of our boot camps and other veteran entrepreneurs with mentors who are successful entrepreneurs or established business professionals.

Check out the MENTOR or MENTEE tabs to see if this is right for you! 

ABOUT POE

Founded in 2012, Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE) has become the hub of entrepreneurship for the Canadian military community. By engaging military, civilian, academic, and corporate collaborators, plus hundreds of volunteers, POE provides a continuum of training and support services needed for veterans and their families to start and grow successful businesses.

For veterans, entrepreneurship provides three key elements necessary for a successful transition to civilian life: a new life purpose, a new group identity, and an opportunity to continue to serve.  

As of Fall 2018, 449 veterans have graduated from one of 23 seven-day business boot camps and started over 370 businesses; 2000 could-be entrepreneurs have explored second career options at one of 83 introductory one-day workshops; and hundreds more have taken advantage of easily accessible online support services and confidence boosting networking opportunities.

In 2016, POE launched the online business directory buyveteran.ca. The 2017 #BuyVeteran campaign drew the attention of 1.1 million Canadians providing them the opportunity to support veterans and their families year-round. The 2018 #BuyVeteran campaign rans November 1-10, 2018.  

With support from generous sponsors and donors, all Prince's Trust Canada's programs and services are offered free.

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own." - Benjamin Disraeli

The importance and benefits of having a mentor and continuously making connections is central in all POE training. Mentor a Veteran will run over six months with mentor and mentee each committing to spend 2-4 hours per month on the relationship. Ideally the mentoring will be done in person in addition to Skype or telephone to help address business and personal growth objectives. Remote options will be considered for out of range mentors or mentees. 

Your mentee will be a veteran entrepreneur and graduate of our seven-day entrepreneurial boot camp or equivalent stage, who is ready to take actionable steps in improving his or her business. Mentees agree to commit 2-4 hours per month over six months in addition to time spent applying their learning. Mentees' businesses will be generating revenue but may not be profitable.  

You are an entrepreneur or business professional, with or without experience in the military, who is able to provide perspective, advice and support for a veteran. You possess the soft skills and empathy needed to work at the mentees' pace. You are willing to commit 2-4 hours per month to the program over six months. The six-months starts after first contact with your mentee.

The program includes a straightforward intake process for optimal matching, training for both mentor and mentee.  Support in goal and boundary setting are provided to set up the mentoring relationship for success. Check-ins and support from the POE team will help mentors and mentees troubleshoot challenges, mitigate barriers and issues of fit, and celebrate successes.

How do you get involved?

Step One: Apply using the form below to indicate your interest in the program.
Step two: We set up a call to discuss mutual expectations, intended outcomes, confidentiality and admin details.  
Step three: Once we find you a potential mentee, we begin matching and making introductions.
Step four: Begin mentoring! 

To apply:

Please fill out the form below to express your interest in mentoring a veteran entrepreneur.

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“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mentors provide business advice, as well as support and encouragement to help entrepreneurs remain focused on what is important for the success of their business. The Mentor a Veteran program will run over six months with mentor and mentee each committing to spend 2-4 hours per month on the relationship. Ideally the mentoring will be done in person in addition to Skype or telephone. This will help address both business and personal growth objectives. Remote options will be considered for out of range mentors or mentees.  

Your mentor will be an entrepreneur or business professional, with or without experience in the military, who is able to provide perspective, advice and support for a veteran. Mentors are willing to commit 2-4 hours per month to the program over six months. The six-months starts after first contact with your mentor. 

You are a veteran entrepreneur and graduate of POE's seven-day entrepreneurial boot camp or equivalent stage and ready to take actionable steps to improve your business. Mentees agree to commit 2-4 hours per month over six months in addition to time spent applying the learning. Your business must have customer(s) and be generating revenue, but it does not have to be profitable.  

The program includes a straightforward intake process for optimal matching, training for both mentor and mentee.  Support in goal and boundary setting are provided to set up the mentoring relationship for success. Check-ins and support from the POE team will help mentors and mentees troubleshoot challenges, mitigate barriers and issues of fit, and celebrate successes.support.

How do you get involved? 

Step One: Use the form below to indicate your interest in the program.
Step two: We set up a call to discuss mutual expectations, intended outcomes, confidentiality and admin details. 
Step three: We begin matching and making introductions.
Step four: Begin mentoring and regular check-ins. 

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