Mentors - Our Definition
"A mentor may share with a mentee (or protege) information about his or her own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling. A mentor may help with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources."
"A good mentor possesses the following qualities: Willingness to share skills, knowledge, and expertise. A good mentor is willing to teach what he/she knows and accept the mentee where they currently are in their professional development. Good mentors can remember what it was like just starting out in the field."
"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself." Source: Oprah Winfrey. Mentors guide, motivate, inspire and support – enabling the mentee to achieve their life's goals and aspirations."
"A good mentor is committed to helping their mentees find success and gratification in their chosen professions. Overall good mentoring requires empowering the mentee to develop their own strengths, beliefs, and personal attributes. A good mentor exhibits the personal attributes it takes to be successful in the field."
"Coaching, on the other hand, is for a short period of time. Mentoring is more focused on creating an informal association between the mentor and mentee, whereas coaching follows a more structured and formal approach. A business mentor has first-hand experience of the mentee's line of work."
The meaning of Mentees aught to be construed accordingly.