The Mentor Circles program is a key differentiator for TEMPO, and a highlight of membership for participants. Those who engage in a Mentor Circle receive monthly peer-to-peer mentoring in a small group that's built around confidentiality, trust and equal participation. 

Circle Particulars
The program is available to all TEMPO members as an included member service. Matches are made on a rolling basis, meaning members can express interest at any time during the year and get placed. Each Circle has six to eight participants and is led by two co-leaders from within the Circle who have volunteered to set initial meeting times and dates and to facilitate the discussions. Most Circles find meeting monthly at the same location, day and time gains good participation. 

The Commitment 
We encourage participants to make a year commitment to their mentoring activity. Many participants and Circles have continued to meet indefinitely, given the value derived from participation. Attendance at monthly meetings is critical to establishing the trusting relationships that foster a well-functioning Circle. Those who participate should be committed to attend at least 8 meetings per year. Participants are also required to provide feedback on an annual short survey that aids the Mentor Program Committee in measuring and improving the effectiveness of the program.  

Both the content of each meeting and the roster of Circle participants is held in the highest level of confidentiality. Nothing discussed in a Mentor Circle ever leaves the room. A breach of confidentiality could be considered as grounds for being asked to leave the Circle.

Getting Engaged in the Program
If you are interested in getting involved with a Mentor Circle, please contact Kelsiee Arreguin at [email protected]

The initial steps will include:

*When completing the Profile and throughout your Circle experience, think about the skills and insights you have to share with your Circle and how you can help to advance Circle member interests.

What Participants Say About Mentor Circles

Mentor Circles Committee:
Kerry Mitchell, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Vice Chair: 
Raisa Koltun, CSA Enterprises
Liz Forman, Endwell Coaching & Consulting
Melissa Goltra, FOCUS Training
Merilou Gonzales, Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
Louise Hermsen, Retired, Joy Global/DUECO
Amy Jensen, The Water Council
Mary Ellen Krueger, Aspiriant 
Christy Miller, PEARLS For Teen Girls, Inc.
Sadhna Morato-Lindvall, Rockwell Automation
Heidi Lofy, Marcus Performing Arts Center 
Kawanza Newson, Northwestern Mutual
Melanie Varin, TopLine Results Corporation