AAP Open Forum

  • 1.  Mentorship

    Posted 03-28-2023 11:54

    Hi all,

    I have been asked this question by a friend and I thought I will post it here as I am sure many of you will have awesome resources and information to share with fellow admins.

    I am looking for a mentor and have not had one in the past. Where do I start? What should I look for in a Mentor? Where can I find a mentor?

    Preethi Balasubramanian, MBA, ACEA, CCAP, PACE
    AAP - Toronto Charter Branch
    Toronto, Ontario

  • 2.  RE: Mentorship

    Posted 03-30-2023 11:22

    Hi Preethi,

    In regards to mentorship, here's what comes to mind:

    • I'd suggest the individual think about who they look up to. Then take a chance and make that request. 
    • If they don't have individual in mind, start thinking about the skillsets and industry they want to learn from. Then start researching LinkedIn or asking connections for recommendations.
    • Suggest expressing interest to your human resources team. There may be some great resources in your company (depending on the size).
    • There are resources that speak on this, for example:
      • https://ambitiontheory.com/part-2-transformational-leadership-mentorship-vs-sponsorship/
    • Are they a member of AAP? You've come to the right space. We have so many members we can learn from.

    Kind regards,


    Caitlyn Hamblin
    Executive Assistant
    Lindsay Construction