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My Mentor

My Mentor

By Edidiong Idang

My mentor is a platform where young women and girls get mentorship and guidance from the story of women across different fields of endeavour. This will be done via interviews with guests.
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My Toxic Mentor
My Toxic Mentor
"My Toxic Mentor" focuses on a mentor who became toxic. By that I mean someone whose relationship became harmful to the overall performance of her mentee. This episode comprises 3 sections. 1. A story of a toxic mentor 2. Whether or not to avoid a toxic mentor. Reasons for either 3. What to watch out for while dealing with a toxic nature. If you have ever had a mentor, you may relate with this. If not yet, it may just be soon. Please share your thoughts in the comment boxπŸ“¦
12:55
October 28, 2022
Financial literacy- what we wish we knew
Financial literacy- what we wish we knew
On this episode of the podcast, my guest addressed housewives, entrepreneurs, working class women and those still within their comfort zone. For her, financial literacy is not only about earning, its also about saving, investing and above all spending on your happiness. I so love that part. The last few minutes of the podcast was fire πŸ”₯ those are words not spoken in any business school πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’ƒ
24:08
August 30, 2022
Financial inclusion for women_Biby Thompson
Financial inclusion for women_Biby Thompson
In this podcast, we succeeded in creating awareness on financial inclusion for women and how access to financial services can reduce poverty and make women more finacially empowered. My guest, a financial expert from Oklohama City, spoke extensively on the reasons why women should aspire to access financial services. She mentioned that financial services such as loans and insurance plans allow women to take charge of their lives and their future. Unfortunately in developed and developing countries, women shy away from these responsibilities because they feel its a man's world. My guest shared some tips on how women employed or not can achieve financial empowerment.
19:09
July 30, 2022
Side hustle and self discipline_6 tips to help you balance your job and side hustle
Side hustle and self discipline_6 tips to help you balance your job and side hustle
Nowadays, people keep multiple jobs for many reasons. It could be to build more financial base or to pursue a passion. Whatever it is, 'side hustle' as we call it in Nigeria requires not just dedication but also self-discipline. This podcast reveals well researched and practical tips to enable you become a jack and a master of all. Happy listening and please don't forget to share with a friend who is a pro. Would love your feedback also on this.
15:21
June 23, 2022
How to start and build an NGO_My journey, my true story_with Cathy Latiwa
How to start and build an NGO_My journey, my true story_with Cathy Latiwa
This episode focuses on the challenges and successes recorded by our guest in building a non-governmental Organization which focuses on women empowerment. Our guest explains how she has managed her organizations in 3 countries while supporting her husband's diplomatic responsibilities; entailing moving from one country to another. This podcast provides insights to women who have a passion and are unable to bring it to bear due to fear and lack of resources (human and materials). This May episode is dedicated to all these women who have a passion to help humanity and are working hard to make it a reality.
22:48
May 28, 2022
My journey, my true story... a chat with Fatima Aliyu
My journey, my true story... a chat with Fatima Aliyu
This March episode is dedicated to all the women who have sailed through life in rocking boats, yet made it safely to harbor. The unsung heroines whose stories are yet to be told. The episode focuses on the strengths and motivation of our guest. We discovered what keeps her going, what strategy works for her. Fatima is a single mother with 4 beautiful kids. Life indeed has been unfair to her, yet she has weatherd the storms of life so beautifully and it is evident in the strides that she continues to achieve. Fatima is a cobbler, a food vendor and an all-round entrepreneur. During our interview, Fatima mentioned that through all her challenges, she focuses on her 4 kids. They are her motivation. With a broken marriage with no child support, and demolition of her mobile work space, she kept her focus and continues engaging in all legal endeavours to survive. All kids are in school. Fatima added that her believe in God also kept her going. Fatima is a source of motivation for all other women all over the world. Happy International Women's month.
13:06
March 31, 2022
Relationship fix, a chat with the expert_Leslie Saba
Relationship fix, a chat with the expert_Leslie Saba
Another kind of relationship that we pay little attention to is the mother- daughter relationship. Are you suprised? 😳 A lot of families struggle to understand how to build a deeper relationship or even an effective communication between parents and their children; in this case mother and daughter. Many young girls and women suffer abuse and all forms of violence in relationships or life generally because they never had someone to confide in. Parents - mothers on the other hand have so much experience to share with their daughters yet disvover that the daughters are far away. How do we break this boundary that exist in this gorm of relationship? Who should be fixed? How do we restore this kind of relationship? What kind of problem/s are we even talking about? My guest who is a relationship expert takes us through her daily experience with clients and speaks to us about helping families ammend and repair mother daughter relationship. Happy listening! Visit www.edidiongidang.com or IG @didi.idang
13:29
February 27, 2022
Relationship fix, a chat with the expert_Acacia
Relationship fix, a chat with the expert_Acacia
Relationships are an integral part of our lives, one we can never wish away. Sometimes we get it right and other times, we never get a chance to love. In this month of love, we speak to experts who will guide us in evaluating our relationships and fixing the necessary loopholes that will bring about a healthy relationship. Our guest Acacia Quaintance is a a licensed clinical social worker in Ohio, specializing in trauma and relationships. She provides services as a lifr coach, helping people discover yheir sel-love which can lead to their true love. http://Www.AcaciaQuaintance.com. Follow my IGPAGE on @didi.idang for more information and updates
18:02
February 01, 2022
'The Mentor speaks_didi-idang'
'The Mentor speaks_didi-idang'
In this new episode, the host focuses on the Mentors who provide guidance through mentorship to their mentees. The host tries to show that mentors have the power to transform the lives of their mentees by the kind of support given them. The questions below were pondered upon in this podcast. 1. Who is a Mentor? Or who qualifies as a Mentor 2. Who are their mentees and how do they get intouch with them? 3. What kind of support do Mentors give to their mentees? 4. What kind of power messages do they give that provokes the positive changes? The host shares her experience during a rural community mentorship campaign in South south Nigeria, where over 250 girls were mentored and the drastic changes that ensued. As the year begins, mentorship is still a relevant message that needs to be spoken about. Get a mentor today or sign up a mentee. Do have a highly mentored New year.
05:23
January 01, 2022
Mentorship from a distance
Mentorship from a distance
Previous guests on this program mentioned how they excited mentorship from people they never sawπŸ˜ƒ Interesting right? Our guest went ahead to inform is that the thoughts and ideas of certain individuals through their books have helped them make meaningful discussions along their caree paths. Of a truth, a mentor is not only someone you see physically, but someone who can still influence you positively even in their absence. Today in this episode tagged "Mentorship from a distance", we focus on mentorship for healthy relationships and I was super excited to provide excerpts from my newest book "Love is a CRAFT, Discovering self for better relationships". ABOUT THE BOOK Relationships are special and many people get into it without a clear knowledge of who they are and what to expect from their partner. Every relationship should be a place where needs are met and dreams fulfilled. It should bring happiness and satisfaction to the individual while being real to themselves. Love is a CRAFT helps individuals understand their core values and craft a relationship that is an embodiment of their personality and who they are. It provides necessary tools that individuals need in making healthy relationships. The concepts that are explained in this book are based on basic coaching tools that empower the individual to build a healthy relationship by first understanding their personality.
04:49
October 17, 2021
The Mentee speaks|Jodie Moyes
The Mentee speaks|Jodie Moyes
OVERVIEW: This topic provides an in-depth knowledge into the experiences of Mentees who have engaged with their mentors, how easy or difficult it is/was to get one, what challenges this relationship has helped them overcome and a lot more. This is to guide other Mentees in accepting these positions and building/ maximizing relationships with their mentors. HIGHLIGHTS: In this episode, we chat about the following points: 1. Mentees are not only people you have physical encounters with. 2. They can be people you read about, whose thoughts and values align with your dreams and aspirations. 3. Parents and family members are usually the first mentors because of their good interest at heart. 4. It is possible for people to feel that they are sufficient and don't need a Mentor. 5. One slight encounter with someone who has the idea or knowledge on a specific subject matter is capable of taking a Mentee steps ahead of his/her peers. GUESTS PROFILE: Jodie Moyes is a Rapid Transnational Therapy Coach with over 8 years experience in hypnosis and other healing modalities such as Reiki, EFT and NLP. She is a serial entrepreneur who has found the value of mentors along the way. LINKS OR RESOURCES: Our guest speaks about the benefits of Mentorship from both her physical and 'fictional' Mentors, some whose books have been a guide for her along her journey. She described the later as people who though not alive, still influence her decisions and her work. Her Mentors include: Joseph Murphy, Bob Proctor, Kevin Harrington, John Maxwell, Marisa Peer, Joe Vitale, Joe Dispenza
14:23
September 05, 2021
Volunteering a means to mentorship
Volunteering a means to mentorship
OVERVIEW Being a volunteer is one task that people dread because it does not come with a monetary reward. VOLUNTEERING be defined as an act of giving ones time freely to support a worthy cause. Volunteering has so many benefits which include: helping individuals build self-confidence, achievement of something new, building social interactions, being part of a community, having fun, and development of skills such as: time management, leadership, team work, work ethics, problem solving and creativity. MAIN ISSUES Volunteering provides individuals with some personal satisfaction and fulfilment. This is because the individual fulfills some part of their life's dream. This can be said of people who are intentional about the act of serving. Volunteering provides room for mentorship. Many successful people have enjoyed Mentorship from their Mentors because of the opportunity of working closely under their supervision for a period of time. This makes the relationship easier. CALL TO ACTION While trying to figure out what your passion or purpose is in life, volunteering can be one sure way of exploring that career/business options; with little or no risk. Take action today!
03:43
August 17, 2021
Soft skills and self branding
Soft skills and self branding
OVERVIEW: In this episode, I share my recent experience as the Head of the Human resource team of an organisation in an interview with job applicants. I realized that many applicants and employees are still tied to talking about their qualifications and hobbies without mentioning about those skills that are not related to the job but can in one way or the other promote the organization's productivity. The applicants at our interview could not speak of their strengths. Truth is, most of them considered this not important since they have many years experience on the job. DEFINITION OF CONCEPT: Soft skills are defined as character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a persons relationship with other people. These soft skills include communication and organising skills mentoring or motivation of coworkers, leading or taking responsibilities, excellent negotiation skills and getting jobs done well and on time. IMPORTANCE OF SELF BRANDING: 1. In recent times, employers of labour look for people who possess soft skills. This is because when people are moved by what they know and do best, tthey will do it with ease and then the organization's productivity will greatly improve. 2. Soft skills help Human Resource Managers in Job placement and rotation. The organization with new prospects may just give opportunity to already existing staff to apply for these jobs before opening these opportunities to outside applicants. SUMMARY: While we talk about our qualifications and other skills, please talk about your soft skills as this could open bigger doors for you within and outside the organization.
06:18
August 01, 2021
The Mentees speaks|Chia Yip Lan
The Mentees speaks|Chia Yip Lan
OVERVIEW: In this episode, we explore the career path of Madam Chia Yip Lan, from a Chinese Malaysian origin living and previously working as a Teacher trainer in Malaysia under the Malaysian Ministry of Education. She shares her experience as a young 24 years old woman who began her career in a local community after growing up as a city girl. Her experience covers her 34 year career and and the role of mentorship in her career success. Madam Chia is the author of a Book - With Amazon called 'Crossing Big cultural Boundary - Achieve success in cross cultural Marriage' Best selling author for parenting & Relationships. CHALLENGES FACED: Madam Chia faced several challenges on the job including her physical frailty to engage with locals in the community where she was teaching. As a wife of a Minister, she also struggled to keep up with family, Ministry and career responsibilities. Also being of a Chinese origin, she worked extra hard to fit in amongst the locals of the community where she found herself as a wife and Minister. INTERVIEW SUMMARY: Madam Chia explained that her Senior colleague identified the potentials in her and decided to mentor her. This mentorship helped her tremendously as she was exposed to so many trainings and opportunities that prepared her for bigger task ahead. Her mentor also helped her to align her job and passion in the right direction as the early part of her career was filled with mistakes and uncertainties. She emphasized on the need to believe in your Mentor especially if your mentor is a visionary person. In her situation, her mentor proposed tough trainings which she felt uncomfortable with at that time but she knew and was convinced that her mentor had her good interest at heart so she willingly obeyed his instructions. Mentorship is a relationship and both the Mentor and Mentee must be willing to do all it takes to maintain this relationship to maximize its benefits. This program explores all the benefits of a Mentor/Mentee relationship to enable those who are struggling with career or personal life, seek a mentor to guide them.
26:01
July 25, 2021
'The mentee speaks|Jagruti Raval'
'The mentee speaks|Jagruti Raval'
OVERVIEW: In this episode of "the Mentee speaks", Mrs Jagruti Raval takes us through her experience as a Mentee and how this relationship has helped her excel in her career as a HR Lead in a notable NGO in India. Mrs Raval revealed that she has both personal and professional mentors; the former being her husband and sister and the latter her Senior colleague. She mentioned that she realised she needed a mentor when she was faced by some challenges in her workplace. Her mentor being a senior colleague, with more experience helped her to weather those challenges. Mrs Jagruti Raval told us a few challenges she has had to face in the course of her work including the ability to manage age dynamics within the workplace as a young lady. Also the issue of insecurity in some states and her ability to travel often as required by her job/employer. SUMMARY: Most times, people struggle to find someone who can guide them as they set out on a new task or career. Our previous discussion on this topic revealed the importance of a mentor/mentee relationship which includes improving professional or personal life. This topic provides an in depth knowledge into the experiences of mentees who have engaged with their mentors, how easy it was to get one, what challenges they were able to overcome and lots more. This is to guide other mentees in accepting these positions and maximizing their relationships. DISCUSSION HIGHLIGHTS: 1. Challenges women face on the job and career 2. Professionalism and the need for mentorship 3. Finding the right mentor 4. The benefits of Mentorship
20:11
July 19, 2021
Tips on maintaining a mentor and mentee relationship
Tips on maintaining a mentor and mentee relationship
When people end up finding a Mentor, the next problem arises which is their inability to maximize or maintain the relationship. This could be out of ignorance of what to do or an overjoy that leads to familiarity. Whether it is a familiar relationship, by that I mean, a mentee/mentor relationship based on friendship or a formal one with an acquaintance, being able to understand what to do at every session will help both parties make the best of the relationship. It should be known that the mentor/mentee relationship benefits both parties as such the tips recorded in this episode should be duly followed. Most importantly as discussed, is the need to document every session. By that I mean, taking down notes for personal use. Both the mentor and the mentee should not just listen but write what is said during this session. The mentor needs this so that she is able to recap all that the mentee may have mentioned to her in a hurry. The mentee on the other hand should keep a journal to write all the suggestions and tips provided by the mentor. At no point should these parties feel too comfortable to meet without documentation. Where this happens, such session will be just a discussion session and parties may not be able to get the best from it. It is also possible that both parties may not remember what was discussed,what action points were made and what the focus should be after the session. This episode provides detailed information and tips for both the mentor and the mentee so at whatever rung of the ladder you are, there is something for you. Happy listening!
06:01
June 25, 2021
Mentorship and why you need it
Mentorship and why you need it
Mentors have been mistaken by many to mean role models, coaches, counsellors and much more. A mentor has been defined in this podcast as an individual who provides expertise and professional knowledge to another person- called the Mentee; in order to enable him/her excel in a particular field. A Mentor must have enough information on the subject matter most preferable from work experiences or academic pursuit. Mentors help individuals to have clarity through proven methods or skills which they have personally built in the past or are currently trying out. In recent times, many young people seem not to be aware of the importance of having Mentors as they would rather seek counselling or coaching and spend time on trial and errors. While these- coaching, counselling have their unique benefits, mentorship on a specific course or career should not be misplaced with the latter. Mentorship is a relationship where both individuals benefit from. This series explains the benefit of mentorship and also allows both parties understand what mentorship really is and how to mazimize the relationship while learning from each other. As you ponder on this, WHO IS YOUR MENTOR?
04:35
June 15, 2021
Introducing the host
Introducing the host
This episode introduces the host and her capacity to anchor the show.
05:07
June 01, 2021
Introducing My mentor
Introducing My mentor
In this episode, we introduce my mentor as a program that is women focused with the aim of empowering young girls and women through the amazing career stories of other women. Young people will learn from these stories and make informed decisions. Details of the program is mentioned in this episode
01:27
May 27, 2021