The Mentorship Series · Kris & Pavel

“The session with Pavel totally shifted how I see things.”

“The session with Pavel totally shifted how I see things.”

Insights from our conversation with Pavel and Kris, who work at Exness, offer a great reminder that people-led learning and mentorship goes beyond just ‘guidance’, and can spur a culture of growth, connectivity, and empowerment within organisations.


Pavel Morozov

works as a Finance Transformation Manager at Exness. He’s also taken the role of being an internal mentor in his company. It’s safe to say, it’s a role he relishes!


Kris Korepina

a Talent Development Specialist, is one such employee Pavel has been a mentor for.


Top takeaways from their mentorship story

1

Kris felt a radical change in outlook in how she approaches her career.

2

Internal mentors give you contextual advice that makes a difference immediately.

3

In person mentorship is irreplaceable. Online tools don’t come close to the level of quality mentorship Kris received.

In the fast-evolving modern workplace, the importance of mentorship cannot be overstated. People-to-people learning goes beyond ‘guidance’, and can spur a culture of growth, connectivity, and empowerment within organisations. HR and L&D leaders, on the other hand, face the challenge of discerning the tangible value of mentorship and effectively integrating it into their companies’ specific needs.


Let’s dig deeper into the mentorship dynamic between Pavel and Kris and unearth insights that may resonate.

A goal-oriented mentorship

Mentorship can be instantly impactful. Some personal objectives may have longer timelines; however, mentees can often get what they are looking for through one-off mentorship sessions. Pavel explains,

Kris and I just had one mentorship session organised through our internal mentorship program. Throughout my whole time as a mentor, I’ve seen it as a common practice, most people come with a one-off request to talk to someone and clarify a few things. Mentorship is not like psychotherapy, and it shouldn’t be...


According to Kris the mentorship turned out to be better than she expected,

Pavel far exceeded my expectations. It was a lightbulb moment for me as a Talent Development Specialist. On top of helping me solve my job-related task to build a career development framework inside our company, the session with Pavel totally shifted how I see things.


The mentee experience

Kris reflects further on her mentorship experience.

It’s made me a lot more satisfied and happier with what I do by changing how I approach my work. I used to worry that not enough people were using the frameworks and tools I created. Now, I get that it’s about helping the right people, those who actually need and use what I create. That session helped me understand the real value I bring to those who need it.


Internal mentors prove to be invaluable.

Central to Kris’s experience is the value of internal mentorship

Because of the topic of my request, it definitely helped that my mentor was part of the same company and understood what was going on here.” Kris explains “He shared advice and thoughts that are not only valuable but really relevant to the context of our company. He fully understood my concerns and I fully understood his approach. It was like talking to my soul mate.


Mentorship vs. other ways of learning

Kris goes on to talk about the depth and customisation she experienced in her one-to-one mentorship. 

Nowadays there’s just too much information. You can find a learning video about pretty much anything” she observes. “That’s why for me, nothing beats the personal touch and connection you get from mentorship.” Kris elaborates further. “It’s way more valuable than any other type of pre-recorded content. If someone asked me to choose between a course and mentorship, I'd choose face-to-face mentorship every time. I like to dive deep into topics, ask questions, and really get to the heart of what I’m curious about. You can’t get that from watching videos.


For Kris, mentorship offers a holistic understanding and contextualisation of complex topics.

For me, mentorship is the perfect way to get the big picture on a topic from someone who's an expert on the topic. If I wanted to learn more about project management for example, sure, I could Google where to start, but a mentor can point me directly to what’s really important. That level of customisation and tailored conversation you have with mentorship, you just can’t compare it to any other learning method.


Benefits of being a mentor

Pavel believes mentorship has multifaceted benefits, it encourages cross-cultural collaboration and enriches professional experience.


Being a mentor inside my company has several advantages. It diversifies my profile - I’m helping solve cases and situations I would not have seen.” Pavel explains further and talks about self-worth, “The other thing that mentorship helps solve a lot is imposter syndrome. You thought you had no value, but actually, you really do. People who come to me also enrich me in a significant way.


Benefits of internal mentorship within a company

Pavel recognises the culture of collaboration facilitated by mentorship within the organisation. He speaks passionately about the empowering effect this has.

“One of the benefits of having mentorship within the company is that it helps build engagement and connections that would have never existed otherwise.” Pavel digs deeper and provides more context to the exciting potential internal mentorship has. “Any significant company that’s successful would have quite a lot of talent inside. So not having internal mentorship available for companies over 1,000 employees is basically just blocking the inside world. It’d be a missed opportunity to connect employees.”


On top of this, Pavel noted the positive effect of internal mentorship.

Mentorship would contribute towards engagement and retention because if you give people opportunities that they want, they usually stay.


As Pavel and Kris’s experience highlights, mentorship goes beyond the transactional. It is a catalyst for the growth of your workforce and your organisation. Meander facilitates the growth of both your talent and your company at scale.


Ready to transform mentorship in your company?

Book a 15-minute demo to see Meander in action or get in touch with any questions.

Insights from our conversation with Pavel and Kris, who work at Exness, offer a great reminder that people-led learning and mentorship goes beyond just ‘guidance’, and can spur a culture of growth, connectivity, and empowerment within organisations.


Pavel Morozov

works as a Finance Transformation Manager at Exness. He’s also taken the role of being an internal mentor in his company. It’s safe to say, it’s a role he relishes!


Kris Korepina

a Talent Development Specialist, is one such employee Pavel has been a mentor for.


Top takeaways from their mentorship story

1

Kris felt a radical change in outlook in how she approaches her career.

2

Internal mentors give you contextual advice that makes a difference immediately.

3

In person mentorship is irreplaceable. Online tools don’t come close to the level of quality mentorship Kris received.

In the fast-evolving modern workplace, the importance of mentorship cannot be overstated. People-to-people learning goes beyond ‘guidance’, and can spur a culture of growth, connectivity, and empowerment within organisations. HR and L&D leaders, on the other hand, face the challenge of discerning the tangible value of mentorship and effectively integrating it into their companies’ specific needs.


Let’s dig deeper into the mentorship dynamic between Pavel and Kris and unearth insights that may resonate.

A goal-oriented mentorship

Mentorship can be instantly impactful. Some personal objectives may have longer timelines; however, mentees can often get what they are looking for through one-off mentorship sessions. Pavel explains,

Kris and I just had one mentorship session organised through our internal mentorship program. Throughout my whole time as a mentor, I’ve seen it as a common practice, most people come with a one-off request to talk to someone and clarify a few things. Mentorship is not like psychotherapy, and it shouldn’t be...


According to Kris the mentorship turned out to be better than she expected,

Pavel far exceeded my expectations. It was a lightbulb moment for me as a Talent Development Specialist. On top of helping me solve my job-related task to build a career development framework inside our company, the session with Pavel totally shifted how I see things.


The mentee experience

Kris reflects further on her mentorship experience.

It’s made me a lot more satisfied and happier with what I do by changing how I approach my work. I used to worry that not enough people were using the frameworks and tools I created. Now, I get that it’s about helping the right people, those who actually need and use what I create. That session helped me understand the real value I bring to those who need it.


Internal mentors prove to be invaluable.

Central to Kris’s experience is the value of internal mentorship

Because of the topic of my request, it definitely helped that my mentor was part of the same company and understood what was going on here.” Kris explains “He shared advice and thoughts that are not only valuable but really relevant to the context of our company. He fully understood my concerns and I fully understood his approach. It was like talking to my soul mate.


Mentorship vs. other ways of learning

Kris goes on to talk about the depth and customisation she experienced in her one-to-one mentorship. 

Nowadays there’s just too much information. You can find a learning video about pretty much anything” she observes. “That’s why for me, nothing beats the personal touch and connection you get from mentorship.” Kris elaborates further. “It’s way more valuable than any other type of pre-recorded content. If someone asked me to choose between a course and mentorship, I'd choose face-to-face mentorship every time. I like to dive deep into topics, ask questions, and really get to the heart of what I’m curious about. You can’t get that from watching videos.


For Kris, mentorship offers a holistic understanding and contextualisation of complex topics.

For me, mentorship is the perfect way to get the big picture on a topic from someone who's an expert on the topic. If I wanted to learn more about project management for example, sure, I could Google where to start, but a mentor can point me directly to what’s really important. That level of customisation and tailored conversation you have with mentorship, you just can’t compare it to any other learning method.


Benefits of being a mentor

Pavel believes mentorship has multifaceted benefits, it encourages cross-cultural collaboration and enriches professional experience.


Being a mentor inside my company has several advantages. It diversifies my profile - I’m helping solve cases and situations I would not have seen.” Pavel explains further and talks about self-worth, “The other thing that mentorship helps solve a lot is imposter syndrome. You thought you had no value, but actually, you really do. People who come to me also enrich me in a significant way.


Benefits of internal mentorship within a company

Pavel recognises the culture of collaboration facilitated by mentorship within the organisation. He speaks passionately about the empowering effect this has.

“One of the benefits of having mentorship within the company is that it helps build engagement and connections that would have never existed otherwise.” Pavel digs deeper and provides more context to the exciting potential internal mentorship has. “Any significant company that’s successful would have quite a lot of talent inside. So not having internal mentorship available for companies over 1,000 employees is basically just blocking the inside world. It’d be a missed opportunity to connect employees.”


On top of this, Pavel noted the positive effect of internal mentorship.

Mentorship would contribute towards engagement and retention because if you give people opportunities that they want, they usually stay.


As Pavel and Kris’s experience highlights, mentorship goes beyond the transactional. It is a catalyst for the growth of your workforce and your organisation. Meander facilitates the growth of both your talent and your company at scale.


Ready to transform mentorship in your company?

Book a 15-minute demo to see Meander in action or get in touch with any questions.

Insights from our conversation with Pavel and Kris, who work at Exness, offer a great reminder that people-led learning and mentorship goes beyond just ‘guidance’, and can spur a culture of growth, connectivity, and empowerment within organisations.


Pavel Morozov

works as a Finance Transformation Manager at Exness. He’s also taken the role of being an internal mentor in his company. It’s safe to say, it’s a role he relishes!


Kris Korepina

a Talent Development Specialist, is one such employee Pavel has been a mentor for.


Top takeaways from their mentorship story

1

Kris felt a radical change in outlook in how she approaches her career.

2

Internal mentors give you contextual advice that makes a difference immediately.

3

In person mentorship is irreplaceable. Online tools don’t come close to the level of quality mentorship Kris received.

In the fast-evolving modern workplace, the importance of mentorship cannot be overstated. People-to-people learning goes beyond ‘guidance’, and can spur a culture of growth, connectivity, and empowerment within organisations. HR and L&D leaders, on the other hand, face the challenge of discerning the tangible value of mentorship and effectively integrating it into their companies’ specific needs.


Let’s dig deeper into the mentorship dynamic between Pavel and Kris and unearth insights that may resonate.

A goal-oriented mentorship

Mentorship can be instantly impactful. Some personal objectives may have longer timelines; however, mentees can often get what they are looking for through one-off mentorship sessions. Pavel explains,

Kris and I just had one mentorship session organised through our internal mentorship program. Throughout my whole time as a mentor, I’ve seen it as a common practice, most people come with a one-off request to talk to someone and clarify a few things. Mentorship is not like psychotherapy, and it shouldn’t be...


According to Kris the mentorship turned out to be better than she expected,

Pavel far exceeded my expectations. It was a lightbulb moment for me as a Talent Development Specialist. On top of helping me solve my job-related task to build a career development framework inside our company, the session with Pavel totally shifted how I see things.


The mentee experience

Kris reflects further on her mentorship experience.

It’s made me a lot more satisfied and happier with what I do by changing how I approach my work. I used to worry that not enough people were using the frameworks and tools I created. Now, I get that it’s about helping the right people, those who actually need and use what I create. That session helped me understand the real value I bring to those who need it.


Internal mentors prove to be invaluable.

Central to Kris’s experience is the value of internal mentorship

Because of the topic of my request, it definitely helped that my mentor was part of the same company and understood what was going on here.” Kris explains “He shared advice and thoughts that are not only valuable but really relevant to the context of our company. He fully understood my concerns and I fully understood his approach. It was like talking to my soul mate.


Mentorship vs. other ways of learning

Kris goes on to talk about the depth and customisation she experienced in her one-to-one mentorship. 

Nowadays there’s just too much information. You can find a learning video about pretty much anything” she observes. “That’s why for me, nothing beats the personal touch and connection you get from mentorship.” Kris elaborates further. “It’s way more valuable than any other type of pre-recorded content. If someone asked me to choose between a course and mentorship, I'd choose face-to-face mentorship every time. I like to dive deep into topics, ask questions, and really get to the heart of what I’m curious about. You can’t get that from watching videos.


For Kris, mentorship offers a holistic understanding and contextualisation of complex topics.

For me, mentorship is the perfect way to get the big picture on a topic from someone who's an expert on the topic. If I wanted to learn more about project management for example, sure, I could Google where to start, but a mentor can point me directly to what’s really important. That level of customisation and tailored conversation you have with mentorship, you just can’t compare it to any other learning method.


Benefits of being a mentor

Pavel believes mentorship has multifaceted benefits, it encourages cross-cultural collaboration and enriches professional experience.


Being a mentor inside my company has several advantages. It diversifies my profile - I’m helping solve cases and situations I would not have seen.” Pavel explains further and talks about self-worth, “The other thing that mentorship helps solve a lot is imposter syndrome. You thought you had no value, but actually, you really do. People who come to me also enrich me in a significant way.


Benefits of internal mentorship within a company

Pavel recognises the culture of collaboration facilitated by mentorship within the organisation. He speaks passionately about the empowering effect this has.

“One of the benefits of having mentorship within the company is that it helps build engagement and connections that would have never existed otherwise.” Pavel digs deeper and provides more context to the exciting potential internal mentorship has. “Any significant company that’s successful would have quite a lot of talent inside. So not having internal mentorship available for companies over 1,000 employees is basically just blocking the inside world. It’d be a missed opportunity to connect employees.”


On top of this, Pavel noted the positive effect of internal mentorship.

Mentorship would contribute towards engagement and retention because if you give people opportunities that they want, they usually stay.


As Pavel and Kris’s experience highlights, mentorship goes beyond the transactional. It is a catalyst for the growth of your workforce and your organisation. Meander facilitates the growth of both your talent and your company at scale.


Ready to transform mentorship in your company?

Book a 15-minute demo to see Meander in action or get in touch with any questions.

Insights from our conversation with Pavel and Kris, who work at Exness, offer a great reminder that people-led learning and mentorship goes beyond just ‘guidance’, and can spur a culture of growth, connectivity, and empowerment within organisations.


Pavel Morozov

works as a Finance Transformation Manager at Exness. He’s also taken the role of being an internal mentor in his company. It’s safe to say, it’s a role he relishes!


Kris Korepina

a Talent Development Specialist, is one such employee Pavel has been a mentor for.


Top takeaways from their mentorship story

1

Kris felt a radical change in outlook in how she approaches her career.

2

Internal mentors give you contextual advice that makes a difference immediately.

3

In person mentorship is irreplaceable. Online tools don’t come close to the level of quality mentorship Kris received.

In the fast-evolving modern workplace, the importance of mentorship cannot be overstated. People-to-people learning goes beyond ‘guidance’, and can spur a culture of growth, connectivity, and empowerment within organisations. HR and L&D leaders, on the other hand, face the challenge of discerning the tangible value of mentorship and effectively integrating it into their companies’ specific needs.


Let’s dig deeper into the mentorship dynamic between Pavel and Kris and unearth insights that may resonate.

A goal-oriented mentorship

Mentorship can be instantly impactful. Some personal objectives may have longer timelines; however, mentees can often get what they are looking for through one-off mentorship sessions. Pavel explains,

Kris and I just had one mentorship session organised through our internal mentorship program. Throughout my whole time as a mentor, I’ve seen it as a common practice, most people come with a one-off request to talk to someone and clarify a few things. Mentorship is not like psychotherapy, and it shouldn’t be...


According to Kris the mentorship turned out to be better than she expected,

Pavel far exceeded my expectations. It was a lightbulb moment for me as a Talent Development Specialist. On top of helping me solve my job-related task to build a career development framework inside our company, the session with Pavel totally shifted how I see things.


The mentee experience

Kris reflects further on her mentorship experience.

It’s made me a lot more satisfied and happier with what I do by changing how I approach my work. I used to worry that not enough people were using the frameworks and tools I created. Now, I get that it’s about helping the right people, those who actually need and use what I create. That session helped me understand the real value I bring to those who need it.


Internal mentors prove to be invaluable.

Central to Kris’s experience is the value of internal mentorship

Because of the topic of my request, it definitely helped that my mentor was part of the same company and understood what was going on here.” Kris explains “He shared advice and thoughts that are not only valuable but really relevant to the context of our company. He fully understood my concerns and I fully understood his approach. It was like talking to my soul mate.


Mentorship vs. other ways of learning

Kris goes on to talk about the depth and customisation she experienced in her one-to-one mentorship. 

Nowadays there’s just too much information. You can find a learning video about pretty much anything” she observes. “That’s why for me, nothing beats the personal touch and connection you get from mentorship.” Kris elaborates further. “It’s way more valuable than any other type of pre-recorded content. If someone asked me to choose between a course and mentorship, I'd choose face-to-face mentorship every time. I like to dive deep into topics, ask questions, and really get to the heart of what I’m curious about. You can’t get that from watching videos.


For Kris, mentorship offers a holistic understanding and contextualisation of complex topics.

For me, mentorship is the perfect way to get the big picture on a topic from someone who's an expert on the topic. If I wanted to learn more about project management for example, sure, I could Google where to start, but a mentor can point me directly to what’s really important. That level of customisation and tailored conversation you have with mentorship, you just can’t compare it to any other learning method.


Benefits of being a mentor

Pavel believes mentorship has multifaceted benefits, it encourages cross-cultural collaboration and enriches professional experience.


Being a mentor inside my company has several advantages. It diversifies my profile - I’m helping solve cases and situations I would not have seen.” Pavel explains further and talks about self-worth, “The other thing that mentorship helps solve a lot is imposter syndrome. You thought you had no value, but actually, you really do. People who come to me also enrich me in a significant way.


Benefits of internal mentorship within a company

Pavel recognises the culture of collaboration facilitated by mentorship within the organisation. He speaks passionately about the empowering effect this has.

“One of the benefits of having mentorship within the company is that it helps build engagement and connections that would have never existed otherwise.” Pavel digs deeper and provides more context to the exciting potential internal mentorship has. “Any significant company that’s successful would have quite a lot of talent inside. So not having internal mentorship available for companies over 1,000 employees is basically just blocking the inside world. It’d be a missed opportunity to connect employees.”


On top of this, Pavel noted the positive effect of internal mentorship.

Mentorship would contribute towards engagement and retention because if you give people opportunities that they want, they usually stay.


As Pavel and Kris’s experience highlights, mentorship goes beyond the transactional. It is a catalyst for the growth of your workforce and your organisation. Meander facilitates the growth of both your talent and your company at scale.


Ready to transform mentorship in your company?

Book a 15-minute demo to see Meander in action or get in touch with any questions.

Ready to transform mentorship in your company?

Book a 15-minute demo to see Meander in action or get in touch with any questions.