Provide an example of mentoring you have experienced as either a mentee or mentor.
Discuss the benefits of mentoring and coaching for the mentee and coaches. Explain how
personal mentoring and team mentoring can be related. In replies to peers, provide
additional examples to support and illustrate the points that have been made.
Mentoring has, for long, been perceived as a fundamental component based on its
profound impact on career choice and personal development. Mentors could serve in a
supervisory capacity, offer counseling support and advice, and even tutor or teach, but the
functions do not illustrate the role of mentorship (Moed, 2012). Ideally, mentoring needs some
distinct features that surpass the interactions. Mentoring is considered a formally assigned one-
on-one association between two people. One could be a senior or more experienced person called
mentor, whereas the other is a junior or less experienced person called mentee.
I vividly recall the mentoring experience as a mentee in high school. I developed the
inspiration to be a leader from a senior person who visited our school, who was working as a
career psychologist. I used to be naïve but could feel the leadership responsibility inside me. The
mentor indicated that one can be what has always desired to be. The right thing to do is to take
action. I practiced what I learned from the mentor, including the characteristics of a servant
leader, which molded me to serve various leadership positions in the school.
There are many benefits of coaching and mentoring for coaches and the mentees. For
example, mentoring helps the mentee and coaches to become valuable through enhancing and
developing skills both personally and professionally (McLaughlin, 2010). Mentorship helps to
identify the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and identifies opportunities for
development. Team mentoring and personal mentoring could be related because the main goal is
to improve the value of people. The bottom line is that a mentor assists admonishes, instructs,
and teaches a junior person in achieving success. In both, team and personal mentoring contain
features such as role modeling, discipline, instruction, responsibility, mutual respect, and wise
counsel as the pillar to success.
McLaughlin, C. (2010). Mentoring: What Is It? How Do We Do It and How Do We Get More
Of It?. Health Services Research, 45(3), 871-884.
Moed, B. (2012). Mentoring. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 26, S23-S24.