Mentoring someone can be an exciting journey. The person you are mentoring, and yourself have so much learn from the experience, but if this is your first time there are a few words of wisdom to gather before you begin. Remember that you are to help someone become better, and if done right, you too can gain wisdom and insight that you didn’t have before. Mentoring is an exciting experience, make sure to get off on the right before you take on a valuable role is someones life.
- Becoming a mentor and coaching someone for the first time can be exciting, but you may be unsure of how to get the ball rolling and start building a relationship with your newfound mentee.
- Six entrepreneurs offer their best practices for new mentors on working with and making the most of your mentee relationships.
- Elle Kaplan, CEO and founding partner of wealth management firm LexION Capital, understands that mentorship is a two-way street.
“Having your mentee respect and value you means respecting and valuing their opinions too, so don’t be afraid to switch the roles every once in awhile,”