FDCC Mentoring

Welcome to the FDCC Mentoring -program!

The FDCC Mentoring process enables individuals to grow through a process of training and coaching. It provides goal-orientated growth, learning and professional development for both mentees and mentors. The program lasts for 12 months and it builds bridges between people, cultures, businesses and generations. Mentoring is based on the confidential interaction of two equal people, where know-how is transferred through mentoring meetings. The mentoring program is based on volunteering, but it requires a strong commitment to the process from both sides.

Being a mentor or an actor?

Typically a mentor is a person who has professional and life experience and who helps a mentee to develop skills, competencies, or goals. A mentor is an advisor and a role model who is willing to invest in mentees personal growth and professional development.

A mentee is someone who has identified a specific personal or professional goal and who believes that the guidance and help of a mentor can help him/her achieve their goal.

The Mentoring process can also be done with peers. Peer mentoring will be delivered one-on-one and both parties have their own development goal.

You can get the best out of mentoring when you have clear goals for the process and every meeting has a topic and target. Topics for example:

  • Basic business skills and knowledge sharing
  • Skill/competence transition related to professional skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Questions related to own personal development
  • Career planning
  • Prioritizing, time management
  • Self leadership
  • Work-life-balance
  • How to settle down to a new country etc…
  • Entrepreneurship


Open discussions are the cornerstone of the whole program. Trust between mentor-mentee pairs, as well as mutual respect, are conditions for development during the program. We create mentor-mentee pairs based on the compatibility of both parties’ experience and expectations after the kick-off meeting. You can also make a wish if you have somebody in your mind to be your mentor/peer mentor!

How to sign in

More information about the program in 2025 coming soon! Please contact office@fdcc.eu for any questions.

A few words from a past mentor and mentee

“It was an inspiring experience to be able to act as a mentor for the FDCC program and to connect and empower a younger person ( in my case a young ambitious and talented woman) with my own knowledge of the Dutch way of working and starting up your own business. I enjoyed the process of learning from other mentors and mentees and recommend this to all Dutch Finnish oriented business people. If you are successful in your line of business share your inspiration and skills by helping another person!”

-Susanna Nevalainen, previous mentor

It was very useful to have a sparring partner who has more work experience than I with whom to talk about personal and professional development. Mentoring has taught me to relativize and think out of the box, which has proven to be very valuable. It landed me a temporary job and work experience through which I have grown as a person. This will also help me during the last semester of my studies and when starting to look for a more permanent job.

-Anne Bergshoeff, previous mentee

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