There are occasions in all our lives when someone turns to us. Call it coach, advisor, counsel or mentor, they need to talk because they know you’ve travelled that road; you know the wrong turns, cul-de-sacs, crossroads and short cuts. They know you’ve got the map.
But people don’t just need advice; they need expert support that is valuable and appropriate for where they are right now.
A good mentor – a fit mentor- has the measure of the person who has turned to them and knows how to respond. They can choose the mentoring role and style that will help that person most, creating a relationship that is a perfect fit between mentor and mentee.