40 Minute Mentor

July 12, 2023

From Line-Manager To Mentor. A Mentorship Deep Dive with Freddie Fforde & Varun Vassanth from Patch 

Mentorship can truly change people’s careers and lives. 

We’re big believers in the power of mentorship, it’s why we started this podcast! 

In this brand new feature series, we’ll take a deep dive into the different forms and shapes of mentorship and answer some of your most common questions, e.g. How do you approach a mentor? How do you manage the day to day? When do you know it’s time to part ways? 

And to change things up even more this series, we’re also not just have one but two hosts. 

For the first time ever, James, JBM Founder and resident 40 Minute Mentor host, will be joined by our Head of Marketing and Podcast Producer, Hannah Urbanek. 

In our first episode, we’re joined by Varun Vassanth and his mentor, former 40 Minute Mentor and Founder of Patch, Freddie Fforde. 

Varun & Freddie
“Do it because you care. Find out who you are, where you can be most useful, and how you want to go about it, but only do it if you care.”

Freddie Fforde & Varun Vassanth

Tune in to discover

Naturally falling into the mentor-mentee relationship [03:54] 
The impact of an informal approach to mentorship [06:12] 
What mentorship can mean to different people [09:09] 
Crafting a virtual board of stellar advisors [12:35] 
Separating mentorship from management and respecting boundaries [14:55] 
Building mutual respect for effective mentorship [17:52] 
Instilling mentorship to drive your company culture [21:50] 
The do’s and don’ts of mentorship [31:40] 
Being selective about the advice you’re giving as a mentor [36:06] 

Listen on

Helpful links

Helpful links:

➡️ Connect with Freddie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/freddiefforde/ 

➡️ Connect with Varun: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varunvassanth/ 

➡️ More about Patch: https://www.patch.work/ 

➡️ Check out Freddie’s previous episode: https://jbmc.co.uk/insights/40-minute-mentor/feature-series-freddie-fforde/ 

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