We provide high-quality customised mentorship services to the community of independent makers, designers and artists of Australia.
Are you looking for clarity and confidence in your business objectives? Perhaps you’d like to identify your goals and make practical plans to achieve them.
Are you seeking some external accountability or straight up honest feedback?
A DBP mentorship can guide you through a process of change, to set yourself up for success in every aspect of your business.
Your mentors, Angela and Renée, have spent the first two years of DBP developing specific resources. Between them there’s over 45+ years of relevant industry and teaching experience for you to benefit from.
Obtain access to our tried and tested resources, provided with our customised advice on how to best utilise those tools to grow your business
We are forever grateful to them for their help!"
Why wait any longer?
Put yourself first and seize the success your work hard for!
How does it work?
To begin the mentoring process, you will start with an introductory session with both Angela and Renée. This session, guided by DBP, is essentially an investigation into you, your strengths and your objectives. It provides DBP with a clearer view of who you are, what you want and how we can work with you towards the goals you’ve set for yourself and your business.
This process also provides mentees with an insight into what they can expect from mentoring, an opportunity to get to know Angela and Renée, and to find out if we are the mentors you’re looking for.
From that session, DBP provides recommendations on how we think the mentorship process can best support your mission, areas of focus and desired outcomes. The mentee drives every session thereafter and provides the topics for discussion at each meeting.
DBP works as a trusted and affordable resource to mentees, much like a well-loved textbook or content-rich website, with a pulse. DBP can guide you, provide honest feedback, suggest methods and give you the benefit of conversational advice, all while drawing upon our experience and knowledge.
What is mentoring?
Mentorship is a relationship. Mentors guide mentees through a period of change towards agreed objectives, where the mentee taps into the experience and skills of the mentor.
There are no hard and fast rules to mentoring.
A mentor has vast experience and skills in a specific field, practice, industry or vocation. A mentee utilises the value provided from the relationship with their mentor towards their own mission at their discretion.
Mentors provide independent, objective advice whilst summoning reference to their own specific learnings. Mentors assist mentees to make choices.
In a confidential and casual setting, mentorship provides the mentee with a relationship that supports and guides them towards their own goals.
By nature, mentoring itself is informal. Although structured and planned, meetings must remain flexible so that mentors can address the priorities of the mentee.
As mentors, our role is to assist you in the achievement of your objectives in a way with which you are happy. We are not all things to all people, and our methods and our style will not suit everyone. A mentor’s fit to mentee is as individual as choosing a professional in other realms, such as a physiotherapist or a plumber.
Once the mentor has a clear understanding of the current status of the mentee and their business, future discussions are lead by the mentee. In those conversations mentors provide an impartial and trusted source of independent opinion and advice.
We are “expert mentors” when considering the variety of mentorships available. This means we are a useful resource, for example, in the case of someone starting a new small creative business or reviewing their existing business within the Australian independent art and design community.
Mentoring is not training, although there are many educational aspects. We teach while encouraging self-learning, homework and personal tuition to ensure that during our meetings the mentee receives all of our attention through active listening.
Mentoring is not coaching, which is a more formal method of enhancing performance in your present state. There are some coaching aspects to mentoring so as to provide encouragement, however the process is more often about providing you with support during professional and personal change.
Mentoring is a natural and organic method of passing on knowledge and skills from someone with experience and expertise.
If you are interested in finding out more, email DBP today.