My Mentor/Mentee Relationship
Challenge, Final Report Bahman Davani and Kelly Bogan
I saw the
Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge in my email awarding 2000
points. I checked many of the posts and found Ms. Kelly Bogan’s
question interesting, because I had the same problem and had found
the reason/solution for it myself. I answered her question in detail
and I thought I am done with the requirements to get the points.
However, after I sent my email to Dick
Greenberg, he replied not so soon, I have to show that we have
established a mentor/mentee relationship. Phone contacts, e-mails,
text messages, etc are all fine. At that point I contacted Ms. Kelly
Bogan and explained the challenge rules and asked her if she wants
to take part with me. She replied YES. (Great answer).
Ms. Kelly Bogan is very nice, fun to work with,
goal oriented, but new in this business and needed some helps on
technology related issues, linking of her facebook in blogging and
websites, etc. She is very good at writing Constant Contact emails.
Now about myself: I am engineer in nature,
very detail, technical and analytical (BORING!!!). However, writing
and blogging is not one of my best features. I started posting blogs
in last December and posted about 35 blogs so far. But, except two
of my blogs, the rest are more “white paper” blog types which are
very detail. Though, personally, I think my blogs provide useful
information, but I have a feeling that most readers perhaps find
them boring because I don’t get that much comments.
After sending about 20 emails back and forth,
finally we believed we reached to a point that she can do great job
utilizing some of the techniques we talked about. We have
established a strong mentor/mentee relationship and I am here for
her for any other questions that I can answer or help. I learned a
lot from her too.
She published her first blog which was posted
, it is great and in a few hours she got 43 nice comments and
hopefully gets featured. That is almost 40 comments more for most of
my blogs. This is so inspiring and encouraging. I wish best for her
in this new business and her life.
Thank you very much Kelly for
allowing me to work with you and know you better. I really enjoyed
working with you and looking forward to hear from you soon. This has
been a new and interesting experience for me. We are not finished
and I am hoping we will have a great relationship for a long time.