Roles of a Mentor

  • Teacher: being a role model, provides information, and understands what the mentee needs.
  • Sponsor: helping the mentee with opportunities and promotes the mentee's skills to others.
  • Cheerleader: serves as a motivation and challenge at the same time to help the mentee improve.
  • Counselor: listening, clarifying, and giving the mentee advice.
  • Friend: engaging in more than a professional relationship to support the mentee in his personal and professional growth.
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Mentoring is about being able pass knowledge to someone who would benefit from it.

Mentoring programs usually have four key elements:

  • Improving performance
  • Career development
  • Counselling
  • Sharing knowledge

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  • Sincere and have the desire to develop and help others even without any price.
  • Prepared to commit time and energy to the mentoring relationship.
  • Have the relevant knowledge, expertise, or skills needed by the mentee.
  • Have the will to share his experiences, event the bad ones.
  • With a growth mindset and learning attitude.
  • Possesses the skills to help develop others.

The terms mentoring and coaching are often mistakenly interchanged. Although they are similar, they are not the same when it comes to approach.

  • Mentoring - long-term relationship focusing on the growth and development of the mentee with the mentor as the source of the wisdom, support, and knowledge.
  • Coaching - short-term relationship focusing on strengthening traits and eliminating behaviors that diminishes one's performance.

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