Mentor the Wonder : an experienced and trusted adviser

Most of times Mentors are not searched or found , it happens to you .

People realize after a stint of reflections that they have found their mentor . Right mentor is a real Gift.

Earning the mentor and being the mentor are two cards of our personal and professional life .

Right Mentorship is most valuable gift life can give you , You should cherish and evolve using same .

The story of Mentor comes from Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus, king of Ithaca, fights in the Trojan War and entrusts the care of his household to Mentor, who serves as teacher and overseer of Odysseus’ son, Telemachus.

After the war, Odysseus is condemned to wander vainly for ten years in his attempt to return home. In time, Telemachus, now grown, ventures in search of his father. Athena, Goddess of War and patroness of the arts and industry, assumes the form of Mentor and accompanies Telemachus on his quest. Father and son reunite and cast down would-be usurpers of Odysseus’ throne and Telemachus’s birth right.

The word Mentor evolved to mean trusted advisor, friend, teacher and wise person. History offers many examples of helpful mentoring relationships: Socrates and Plato, Hayden and Beethoven, Freud and Jung. Mentoring is a fundamental form of human development where one person invests time, energy and personal know-how in assisting the growth and ability of another person.

The role of a mentor is multi-faceted, may be formal or informal, and may change or evolve as the needs of the mentee change.

A mentor can be a role model, coach, sounding board, voice of reason, emotional support, counselor, and a trusted resource

What does a mentor do? upon the mentee’s needs a mentor:

Shares knowledge and life experiences ,Provides guidance and advice ,Listen, Inspires ,Offers encouragement ,Is genuinely interested in the mentees question and concerns Is open and honest Explores different careers

Discusses goal setting , Advises on professional development ,Identifies resources

Helps to develop leadership skills ,Provides insight into corporate culture ,

Can provide exposure and visibility within an organization

Advises on networking and networking opportunities

Reviews resume ,Provides interview tips ,Coaches ,Supports ,

May introduce to contacts

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”

Oprah Winfrey.

Enjoy the Mentorship