Guiding Seattle-based Logic20/20, Inc., as CEO, Christian O’Meara provides customer-focused consulting solutions that enable critical technology and operational challenges to be met. With extensive experience coaching and playing rugby, Christian O’Meara knows how mentoring enables team members to engage in the most effective way possible.
A fundamental to gaining the most out of a mentorship involves approaching the relationship with humility and an openness to receiving honest feedback and advice. With each mentor coming from a distinct background and life experience, cultivate several mentors, if possible, to gain balanced perspective on entrepreneurial issues at hand.
In addition to receiving advice, try to pick up new business skills and interpersonal approaches through observation and shadowing. Often the mentor has achieved success through intangibles that must be experienced first-hand to process and integrate into one’s own repertoire.
Keep in mind that being a mentee is ultimately a no-cost opportunity to learn and improve, as well as to gain business connections that can be invaluable from a strategic perspective as the company grows.