Vincent Kimosop is a Policy and Governance Expert currently working at Sovereign Insight. He has been a mentor for over ten year in the Leadership, Governance, Management space.
For Vincent, mentorship is about sharing life, being open and vulnerable. Sharing the most difficult issues and being available are all part of mentorship. Creating time and being intentional in the process. He also believes that mentorship plays a huge role in shaping the next generation, inculcating values and helping others avoid pitfalls that one has made.
Some of his greatest moments in mentorship revolve around seeing his mentees grow in confidence, impact, and become persons of impact in the society. “I have many I can share as examples who inspire me to do more in mentorship. Helping them discover themselves, personality and who they are in society means a lot and very fulfilling. Rodgers, Jim, Charles, Nguka and many others are those I have mentored and have passed by ELF”
His biggest drive to mentorship, “Knowing that I am because of others believed and invested in me. Above all, my faith and conviction. Shining the light and helping turn scars into stars in society by the grace of God.”
His advice to people interested in mentorship, “It is worth it; we all have something to offer and a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. We are because of others and we rise by lifting others. Don’t even think twice, it will be worth it.”
“There are deep lessons buried in failure” – It takes a village to raise a child – Men Make Men.