THE MENTORING EXPERIENCE

– A mentor is an experienced and trusted advisor –

– The mentoring relationship is one that works to take one to where they are to where they want to be
– A mentor is someone who can patiently assist with someone’s growth and development in a given area. This assistance can come in the form of guidance, teaching, imparting of wisdom and experience
– Mentoring is a protected relationship in which learning can occur, potential skills can be developed, and in which results can be measured in terms of competencies and knowledge are gained
– Mentoring is a supportive learning relationship between a caring individual who shares knowledge, experience and wisdom with another individual who is ready and willing to benefit from this exchange, to enrich their professional journey
– A mentor should have the qualities of experience, perspective and distance
– A great mentor has a knack for making us think we are better than we think we are. They force us to have a good opinion of ourselves, let us know they believe in us. They make us get more out of ourselves, and once we learn how good we really are, we never settle for anything less than our very best”. – The Prometheus Foundation

Take a moment to read an article in which I share my contributing view on mentorship -“How to Develop Women as Leaders” in the Huffington post