Importance of Having A Mentor

December 13, 2015 - 2 minutes read

Not many people have the privilege of meeting greatness while they are still starting out in their careers; well, this was not the case with me.

My career journey started at the SABC as a Communications Intern, I was both blessed and privileged to cross paths with Mam’ Yvonne Kgame, she was our Head of Stakeholder relations at the time. It was then that I learnt the heart of humility, intelligence, integrity, hard work and dedication, never have I come across such a powerful combination in one person.

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From then on I have been mentored by her throughout my professional journey and I have grown in leaps and bounds- which I’m sure would not have happened if I hadn’t connected with her at the SABC. Her support, guidance, encouragement and belief in me have ignited greatness in me and I’m not the only one who has been mentored by her, there are many others who seek her expertise and guidance.

“I wish that all mentors were like Mam Yvonne Kgame because that would ensure that the youth of this country can develop as well rounded individuals who can change not only our country but the rest of the world.”

I am proud to say that I have now have managed to start my own company because of her selfless encouragement and also because she was able to be honest and frank with me regarding my development as a professional and as a young woman.

I would like to encourage people to be mentors to others and to also seek a mentor for their own personal development, it may just be the best thing you could do for yourself, as you know in zulu they say, “Indlela ifundwa kwaba phambili”.