VIRGINIA McGOWAN PhD
I guide solopreneurs to find and work with the right mentor to build a healthy, effective mentoring relationship so they can rise to new heights and realize their true potential.
I had amazing mentors during my early years, people who helped me develop as a person and a professional. In turn, I’ve spent my professional life mentoring others. As I began a new career as an entrepreneur, it made sense that I look for mentors to help me carve a new path. The day came, however, when it was time to pay it forward.
As a business owner, I became deeply interested in the challenges of business ownership and the potential for mentoring to support personal and professional transformation. I joined the mentoring programs of the Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. I became a certified mentoring program manager. I researched, designed, and piloted a business mentoring program for women entrepreneurs in Prince Edward Island and wrote articles and book chapters on the topic to get the word out.
I recently co-authored a book chapter in an Island Studies Press book about building community resilience (Helping Women Get on TRACK: Building Resiliency Through a Business Mentoring Program for Women Entrepreneurs on Prince Edward Island). This chapter describes the experience of researching, developing, and implementing a business mentoring program in the community and the incredible impact such a program can have.
I’m excited by what I’ve seen and experienced. Mentoring is a powerful and critical tool for success IF it is entered into and pursued in the right way, as a journey of personal and professional development.
I hope these books, information products, and other resources will help you with your mentoring journey.
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