Here at The Mentor Ring we identify key qualities amongst one another. These are a few that stand out when thinking about The Mentor Ring. We hope to be of service and look forward to making a change.
Any person who decides to become a mentor (or a mentee) must be committed to the process. First and foremost, you must have a clear understanding of what the commitment is.
Once you have committed to the process you must be consistent with that commitment. It is important that you regularly attend the mentoring sessions and participate fully.
You should have a sincere concern for your mentee and/or issues raised as part of your mentoring relationship. Mentors are there as a guide, to be supportive and show compassion.
Finding that connection to another individual is difficult! However, mentors and mentees alike have told us that the phrase “you get out of it, what you put into it” could not be truer when we think of mentoring. Think of ways to share your expertise and build a respectful rapport. It can make a world of difference.
Recognize that confidentiality between mentor/mentee should be respected at all times. Whatever is discussed should stay within that relationship as a courtesy to your mentee. However, in the case of potential harm to the mentee or another person, confidentiality must be broken.