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Free Mentoring Guide 

Mentoring has been around for a very long time.  In fact, the etymology of the word is Latin, from the Greek, Mentōr, and dates back to 1616, according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary (

When we think of a mentor, we probably think of one person guiding or helping another person in some way.  And, the Merriam-Webster dictionary agrees with this by defining a mentor as “a trusted guide or counselor.”  For the purpose of this Mentoring Guide, we will look at mentoring from the standpoint of a person’s career.  That means our definition of a mentor and mentee will be:

Mentor:  Someone who helps another person develop / grow / progress in their career. 

Mentee:  The person receiving the help of a mentor.


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