At the Estate Management Conference last year, we had a conversation with Estate Manager Anthony Barlow about the various mentors we have worked with throughout our careers. Surprisingly, neither of us had a mentor who was an Estate Manager or even in the private service field. This role is a combination of so many different jobs, we’d each sought out experts in speciality niches including business, finance, real estate, construction, hospitality, and service.
We discussed the special challenges that monitorship presents in a private service environment. Each residence presents unique circumstances, confidentiality must remain a priority, and EMs already have limited time. And we talked about the different models that might work for our community including one-on-one mentorship, peer-to-peer, and virtual opportunities. It was clear that there was a lot to discuss and a lot of potential for our community.
Now that we have a large group participating, the Estate Management Network is ready to move this conversation forward. We’re developing a mentorship program for our members and would love to hear what Members would want out of the program. Please take a moment to fill out our questionnaire to help us develop our mentorship program: https://forms.gle/2tDKxzFmTAQu8hXo6
If you’re an EMN Pro Member and you’d like to see the talk we had on the topic at the Estate Management Conference, check out the replay: https://estatenetwork.org/emc-replay-mento…-estate-managers/