“I signed up to Mentor To Go because I had a very positive experience doing the in-person mentoring program in Pune. The feeling that you get after talking to someone, and when you realise you can touch someone else's life and create a difference. Apart from just doing things in your regular life. After being with my first mentee, and seeing that she is going to have something much more in her life; that motivated me to sign-up for the second program. It has a been a really unique experience to get to know my mentee over just the phone. The mentoring curriculum doesn't just benefit them. When you read through it you realise that you face pretty much the same situations in your daily life. Instead of focusing only on what I have to say in each call, I started trying to actually understand what she feels about things. Stand in her shoes and understanding what she feels, why she feels that way.”
I think the concept of Mentor To Go is brilliant. Initially when I heard about it, I never thought something like this could be done. But i think it was made very easy. I didn’t have to be in any particular place for this experience, especially since I travel a lot. It didn’t matter where I was, provided I had a phone connection, and an internet connection.I think tech has been used very well I saw that my mentee became a lot more patient now than before. She also thinks critically. She can think from another person's point of view. Over conversations she has begun to understand how people are different. Everyone does not have to act in a certain way or in a way she thinks or does. I think she is more reflective now and thinks before she acts or reacts to any cues.