• Mentoring Emerald Coast

  • The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Walton Area Chamber to provide a mentorship program opportunity for businesses in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

  • Vision Statement:
    Mentoring Emerald Coast is world class in connecting experience with potential.

    The Mentoring Emerald Coast Program prides itself on being extremely beneficial to you whether you are engaged as a Mentor, a Mentee, or Sponsor.


  • Benefits for mentors:

    • Impacting an individual’s career
    • Giving back through mentoring
    • Learning and growing through the mentoring process

    Benefits for mentees:

    • Enhancing leadership and management competencies
    • Exploring career development opportunities
    • Improving work/life balance

    Benefits for sponsors:

    • Recognition in Mentoring Emerald Coast marketing materials, website, and events
    • Strengthening community leaders
    • Sponsoring a ‘world class’ mentor
    • Sponsoring a ‘world class’ mentoring program
  • Why We Do This

    Mission Statement:
    Mentoring Emerald Coast, strengthening communities through mentoring.
    Area leaders, employers, and community organizations agree: development of the next generation is key to growing and maintaining growing and maintaining a winning team and a vibrant community in which to work and play.
  • Make Greater Impact

  • No matter your age or career stage, whether you’re looking to increase your management capacity or to start or grow your own business, the Mentoring Emerald Coast program has a place perfect for you.

  • Contact Us
    Mentoring Emerald Coast
    A partnership of The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Walton Area Chamber

    (850) 244-8191

  • Get involved by following the links below:

  • Our Methodology
    Proven methods of recruitment, matching, and a nationally recognized curriculum highlight this world-class mentoring program.

    Keys for Success:  Choose Your Focus
    Leadership Mentoring involves the mentor and mentee meeting at least monthly for a nine months period of time.  Two leadership development goals are established during the initial meeting.  Ideally, the mentor meets with the mentee and their manager to engage them in the goal setting and feedback processes.  In subsequent sessions, the mentor shares knowledge, and discusses skill development with their mentee.  Additionally, effective work behaviors and values may be explored.  The mentee presents current challenges in both their work and broader life in order to brainstorm solutions.  Career advancement is also discussed in this mentoring relationship.

    Entrepreneurial Mentoring involves pairing a successful entrepreneur with an emerging entrepreneur.  The mentor shares 'best practices' on how best to grow one's business.  In addition to a year of mentoring sessions, the entrepreneur will have access to entrepreneurial success materials and groups.  The mentor will also assist their entrepreneurial mentee with other community resources.