WHAT IS A TYPICAL MENTORING CLIENT?

  • A good mentoring client (or mentee/mentoree) is one who realizes that it’s his job and mentor is just a helper. He/she develops a sharp focus on what he/she needs to do professionally and doesn’t rely on his mentor.
  • He/she shows up for relationship and be prepared for the issues that he/she wants to examine or argue about.
  • A typical mentee shares his/her expectations with his/her mentor and keeps them realistic. He/she should know that unstated assumptions can easily derail the relationship.
  • He/she doesn’t get afraid of his mentor’s silence as he realizes that his or her mentor is actually inviting him/her to scratch his/her mind for innovative ideas.
  • A good mentee recognizes his uniqueness and doesn’t “clone” his/her mentor.