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How do you build a mentoring relationship with someone you don’t really know? I have been assigned a mentor with whom I never crossed path. A little worried it might be awkward and not really sure what to say in the initial meetings other than a summary of my current position and my goals.

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Don’t worry. 9 out of 10 times they will help you with it. I’ve been mentor or sponsor to dozens of people, many of whom are not even in the same FSS. I lead the way, they follow. Over time they get comfortable enough to talk. Just be open and honest about what is / is not working, it’s no different from any other relationship. Best of luck! It will all work out wonderfully!

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For mentorship, I ask for help tryning to build XYZ skill set. I start by requesting a book recommendation. After reading the book I follow up with questions to the prospective mentor, that usually kick starts the mentor/mentee relationship. From here you can ask to meet at whatever reasonable cadence

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