I’ve had a much different experience in my career. I have three mentors who have championed my career, their involvement in my life varies from weekly coffees, to bringing me into projects, or monthly phone calls.
What I’ve found is that most people are willing to mentor those who they see potential in. Where mentees go wrong is thinking that they will just get picked by someone the day they meet … that’s rarely the case.
Second, mentorship relationships don’t fit in a box. Good mentors are busy because they are successful, expecting a daily check in or follow up is not going to happen.