6. What do mentors do?

Functions of a MentorMentors listen objectively and act as a sounding board. They ask questions that encourage mentees to look at issues from a variety of perspectives and focus on problem-solving, decision-making, and solutions. 

They challenge traditional ways of thinking and encourage strategies outside of their mentee’s comfort zone.

Mentors can inspire their mentees for their roles and assist with building their skillsets. 

They raise the bar regarding a mentee’s potential and provide guidance, support, encouragement, motivation and constructive feedback to achieve success.