Donncha is a mentor with Enterprise Ireland, Galway Local Enterprise Office, LEO Mayo and BizMentors.
Donncha has worked as a mentor with startups and SMEs operating in a wide variety of market sectors to include: food, Internet of Things, Software, eLearning, consumer electronics, construction, professional services, consumer services and B2B products.
Role of a Business Mentor
The job of the Mentor is to share wisdom gained from experience and learning. The mentor’s principal function is to listen and to ask questions.
Mentors help the clients to explore their goals and ideas for the future and to help them realistically appraise their current situation. As plans develop the role is to challenge and support the execution of the client’s plans and to assist them to keep track of their objectives.
Mentors are not encouraged to solve the problems for the client, rather to help clients develop the capability to solve their own problems.
Mentors do not carry out the work on behalf of the client but can be a source of guidance and advice for them. The mentor may offer advice and opinion, but the mentor is not a consultant. Responsibility for decision-making rests solely with the client.
Source: Clare CEB Tender Request Document 2012
Testimonial featured on LinkedIn
I have had the privilege of having Donncha as a New Frontiers and Enterprise Ireland mentor. Donncha has a broad range of skills which helped support and advise our business from early product-market fit stage right on to delivering our product into the hands of customers. I highly recommend Donncha as he brought incredible insight, intuition and experience and delivered this in such a practical way it was hugely beneficial!
Glenda Hahn, Hygiene Audits
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