Today I had a virtual coffee with a former colleague. I have had quite a few of these during the pandemic. Most of them are mentoring sessions that I’ve continued even though I retired from the place I worked.
I really love to mentor and maintain that I sometimes get more out of the session than the mentee.
One of the keys to being a good mentor is being a good listener and providing selfless advice.
I really love this quote from Steven Spielberg.
The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
What an awesome opportunity and responsibility. Now get out there and mentor someone or be mentored by someone.