Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) supports and encourages people (the mentoree) to develop specific skills and knowledge and practise that will maximise their business potential and improve their performance. In short, it is the transfer of knowledge, skills and experience in a relational way.
One of the many Biblical examples of Mentoring we call the “Purah Factor”. Purah is only mentioned in a couple of verses in Judges 7. Purah walked beside Gideon and gave him courage to do what God said and go to the enemy’s camp at night so he could receive strategy. Purah was Gideon’s godly mentor, older, wiser, and courageous because he had ‘been there done that!’ Because of Purah the history of Israel was changed and we know Gideon today as the ‘mighty man of valour’
Meet Clarkie Business Edge ‘Mentor in Chief’
You may know Denis (aka Clarkie) as the founder of Business Edge. His apostolic gifts include being a natural Pastoral Business Mentor. Pastoral care and support is a founding value of Business Edge and to a certain point this natural relationship of prayer and care comes with membership.
There may come a time when a more structured and formal arrangement should be made, and at that point is becomes an extra paid service, for time and input. He is a member of Business Mentors NZ .You are blessed indeed if Clarkie is your mentor!
Become a Volunteer Business Edge Mentor
Business Edge was formed on the principals of Relationships, Pastoral Care and Support, and Prayer from Business person to business person regardless of professional status, denomination or gender. Our founding scriptures centre around Influencing the city for good and for God, encouraging one another, and praying for success and profitability. Is ‘giving back’ or ‘contribution’ part of your thinking?
Professional Isolation is one of the top issues of business leadership today and Business Edge is looking to develop more relational business mentors / confidential friends who are willing to walk beside and encourage another, possibly younger marketplace person.
This could begin as a fairly casual ‘business buddy’, ‘coffee buddy’ or ‘skype buddy’ friendship and progress (or not) from there. Clarkie would be keen to have a conversation with you about this opportunity. Mob. 021 956 558