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The Power of Mentorship

The Power of Mentorship

Entering into any new venture can be daunting, but the vast world of bodywear – lace to linen, silk to satin, mesh to muslin…? Where do you start?

ANTICIPATION AND AMBITION

Whether you’re in the throws of developing your new brand or you’re toying with the idea of realising your vision. You’re undoubtedly feeling the mounting pressure that comes from starting a business, with information coming at you from every which way, departments you’d probably never heard of and excel equations that still don’t make sense. That’s human. Of course, we’d love to understand everything as it comes to us, but we aren’t robots and we can’t recite Shakespeare in 7 different languages let alone develop an entire brand from the confines of our own brain – that’s what mentors are for! 

Entering into any new venture can be daunting, but the vast world of bodywear – lace to linen, silk to satin, mesh to muslin…? Where do you start?

Start with us. London Contour Experts (LCE). We’re here to make sure these decisions inspire rather than demotivate. Intrigue rather than intimidate

MAXIMISE WITH MENTORSHIP

The aim of Mentorship is to encourage those who aspire to manage and expand their personal learning, whether this is to define goals or accelerate growth. Mentorship magnifies potential, develops skills and transforms people so they’re able to scale those upcoming peaks.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to avoid complacency is to enlist the help of a mentor – their experience and knowledge within your field of confusion or frustration help to leverage your ability. We can often in both our personal and professional lives find it difficult to ask for help or guidance. It’s ingrained in us that asking for help is a sign of weakness, we should be able to go it alone and if you can’t then you’re a failure… but that’s not true now is it. Les Brown, an incredibly insightful motivational speaker once said “Ask for help not because you’re weak, but because you want to remain strong”.

We’ll round up this chapter with this, ‘67% of businesses reported an increase in productivity due to mentoring’.

You can’t mess with facts!

HARD-WORK + MENTORSHIP = SUCCESS

You don’t need a specific reason to engage with a mentor, it can be for any reason or just a general life experience. If you want one, you get one! 

But for the purpose of this blog, we’re going to focus on the business aspect of mentorship because that’s what we are.

You know that overwhelming feeling of excitement when a new idea pops into your head and you get so much energy thinking about all the ways you could create this vision and then something snaps and you think, I can’t do this – I don’t have the expertise. We’ve all been there. We’re here to tell you, you are not alone, go with that creative flow and seek guidance from experts and mentors that will guide you on actualising that ‘light bulb’ thought. 

Essentially, your mentor will act as your confidential sounding board, thinking room. Offering support through crucial, often complex decisions. They’re a walking, talking brainstorming app with built-in management tools and complex contact lists… You’ll be eagerly opting for a lifetime subscription. 


If you’re more of a fact person, we’ll share this with you. SAP HR Research examined 43 studies published over the last 30 years and found that those with mentors felt more satisfied and committed to their career and were more likely to believe they would advance. Oh and, 76% of people view mentors as important to their overall success.

WHAT’S LCE GOT TO DO WITH ALL THIS?

Well… we offer mentorship programmes! Who knew?

We’re here to guide you to your success – give you the tools to believe in your vision and grow your success. LCE has been shaping and building bodywear brands for nearly ten years. Our specialist expertise and hands-on experience allow us to provide industry insight, dependable advice and considered direction that will set you on the right path.

We work closely with a diverse client base of lingerie, swim and activewear labels. From established retailers to entrepreneurial start-ups. Our teams cover Design, Art Direction, Marketing, Sourcing, Product Development and Manufacturing. So, as you can imagine, we have a comprehensive understanding of the industry which makes us the perfect companion in scaling your brand into a strong, commercial business.  And it doesn’t end there, we also offer business direction and strategy coaching as well, putting our expertise together to create or spruce up your business plan.

We’re not talking about theoretical learning. We’re talking 1-1 tailored strategy workshops, feedback sessions and endless encouragement. Our mentorship scheme has been crafted so you can confidently tackle your professional challenges. 

Think big… with London Contour Experts! 

Drop us a message with any questions or queries – we’re here to help, that’s what mentors are for right?

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