For me as a Life Entrepreneur -
mentoring is an effective way of accompanying people to progress in their careers. It is a mutual relationship based upon trust and respect, a person focused partnership between me - the mentor - and the mentee.
As a mentor -
I can support the mentee to find out about the personal pathway and to develop solutions for career and life issues. My skills rely upon having had similar experiences to gain an empathy with the mentee and an understanding of their issues.
Providing guidance by asking questions, challenging, encouraging, allows the mentee to explore new ideas in confidence. It is a possibility to look more closely at the personality, at the issues, at the opportunities and what to achieve in life. It is about becoming more self aware, taking responsibility and directing life in the direction of dreams and visions.
To share best practises of this work, the following projects may give an impression of the benefits.
"Mentoring is to support and encourage people
to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be."
(Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring)