The School of Entrepreneurship (SOE) series brings you Country Director Jeff & O’ Brien Pascal Odibo as he speaks on the role of the Mentor as well as that of the Mentee in a mentoring relationship. Mentoring is a process. It is a relationship, it is reciprocal, it is long term.
A mentor is a person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modeling positive behaviors. An effective mentor understands that his or her role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of the mentee.
Today, most youth development organizations recognize the importance of a child having a caring responsible adult in their lives. For children who come from less than ideal circumstances, mentoring can be a critical ingredient towards positive youth outcomes.
In Business development, Mentoring is a valuable tool for turning one’s vision into reality. Mentors are expected to guide and advise their mentees, helping them build a successful career or gain a solid footing within a certain organization or business.