You're My Idol
Working with a mentor may be just what you need to improve your business skills.
When 33-year-old image consultant Michelle Damiano decided she needed a mentor, she employed that finely honed skill that many women learn at their mother's knee: shopping.
Put your car keys away, everybody. There's no Mentors "R" Us store stocked with a selection of experienced professionals. But Damiano adopted the same methodical approach to finding a mentor that she would use to buy a car. Since image consultants aren't in great supply in rural State College, Pennsylvania, where her business, Impressions, is located, Damiano got a New York City phonebook and combed the listings for image consultants in the Big Apple. After cold-calling several and landing in-person interviews with a few, she found a match, and before she knew it, she was learning the ropes by volunteering at her new mentor's business.
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