Mentoring develops both the actor and the mentor. Both parties learn from themselves, their skills and proceed towards their goals.
Mentoring is collaboration, with an aim of boosting the actor’s (the person to be mentored) professional growth and enable the mentor to develop his/her interaction skills, learn new things and derive joy from helping others.
The core of mentoring are the conversations between the actor and the mentor, on various topics based on the wishes and goals of the actor. Mentoring can be face-to-face or virtual.
Mentoring themes may include, among others:
- professional development
- career progression
- clarifying career plans
- developing self-knowledge
- recognizing one’s personal strengths
- achieving better work-life balance
- being a better manager/team leader
- international assignments