The terms mentoring and coaching are often mistakenly interchanged. Although they are similar, they are not the same when it comes to approach.
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The word "mentor" was first used in Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey" when Odysseus entrusted the care of his kingdom to Mentor who served as a teacher and overseer to Odysseus' son.
This is where mentor was derived meaning "a trusted councelor or guide."
A mentor is not someone who gives you direct answers, but someone who challenges you to know the right answer.
And in life, you can't be spoon-fed all the time. The role of a mentor is to guide you and give you the wisdom in knowing the answer.
A mentor does not..