Every great person or company can point to several personal, professional and/ or “who would have thought?” mentors that were a major impact cultivating the rise to success. When you are raised in a conducively supportive environment, there is often no shortage of patronage and mentoring, subtly but impactfully helping the aspiring leader make wise choices for her own potential to unfold effectively.
This often continues throughout academic education and, importantly, early years on the job. However, as one grows through the corporate hierarchies where the air gets thinner, or builds out one’s reach in the marketplace for one’s own business or invention, former allies and supporters convert into competitors and close ties may turn into fierce adversary.
We believe in the strong net benefit of fostering and aggregating mutual aid, help and support even where in-market competition may make such collaborative behaviour a non-obvious choice. Advantages reach from personal development over business ethics to best practices and, not least, joint approaches to bigger problems including for example health management, environmental care, or governance frameworks.
On a more personal level the pathway to peer learning and maybe even more importantly experienced mentoring may appear a rocky road to “midlife” young leaders who find themselves in a struggle between advancing their business while continuing to build their own personality – at a point where a “harvesting of your seeds” may arguably be yet too early.
We focus on taking a holistic approach to advisory that caters to incorporate where possible the personal dynamics that may impact a situation, resulting business strategies and value creative transaction pathways. With experience being amongst the most valuable resources in a capabilities-driven economy, access to it must be fostered by everybody involved if we want to build a society that flourishes beyond individualistic agendas and attempts of enthusiastic rising stars.