Amantha Imber & Ruth Gotian , How I Work

My Favourite Tip: Ruth Gotian - The delicate art of finding a mentor

15 Aug 2022 • 11 min • EN
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Where do you go when you need career guidance? Maybe the right book or video or article can help, but what about when your questions are more specific? What about when you’re in a truly unique situation, and you just can’t figure out the next step - the right direction for you? Well, maybe it’s time to find a mentor! But before you go cold-emailing all the top thinkers in your industry, you might need to check some of your assumptions about mentorship…  Enter Dr. Ruth Gotian, leadership expert, author, educator and mentoring master. Ruth is well-versed in the cold reachout, but she doesn’t approach it exactly how you might expect: for one thing, she never asks for anything in the beginning, and she’s careful not to call anyone her mentor - at least, not to their face.  But why? And if she’s not asking for anything, what’s she actually saying in those outreach messages? Ruth teaches you all the ins and outs of seeking and securing your perfect mentor.  Connect with Ruth on Twitter or LinkedIn You can find the full episode here: Ruth Gotian on studying the habits and mindsets of the world’s most successful people  *** My new book Time Wise is out now. You can grab a copy here. Connect with me on the socials: Linkedin Twitter Instagram    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at Visit for full show notes from all episodes. Get in touch at CREDITS Produced by Inventium Host: Amantha Imber Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

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