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When Sue Hall came across the Get Mentoring scheme, she decided that it would be a good opportunity to raise her awareness of the mentoring role and complement the skills and experience she already had. As the owner of her own domestic cleaning introductory agency, Maid2Clean, in Suffolk, Sue felt she had something to offer new business owners. She also runs a women’s business network where she frequently finds herself asked for advice, guidance and support, and so the initiative felt like a logical step for her to take:

“I guess I have been mentoring unofficially without realising it. I’ve worked in administrative management and business development roles during my career, so I’ve got quite a lot of experience to draw on.”

Now, having completed the course, Sue is looking forward to meeting her first mentee and she believes that the commitment to mentor for at least an hour a month for two years is a achievable, even with a busy schedule of her own. Sue isn’t sure who’ll she end up mentoring, but she thinks that she could have a lot to offer a new business run by a woman in particular:

“I think women mentors can support women-owned businesses much better. It is a role that can be very easily managed by a woman, being an extension of her natural skills: Listening. Empathy. Support. Women are more likely to form deep strong relationships in the early stages of their business that they keep throughout their journey. Getting the right support is critical for them.”

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