A mentor is a person who can be a sounding board, someone of experience who can listen and help development, while not losing sight of reality. That is mentoring.
Mentorship is actually rarer than we think but true mentorship is a beautiful thing.
“Mentors should keep their protégés’ feet grounded, and support and stretch them to succeed personally and professionally,” says Debbee Dale in “How to Set up a Mentoring Scheme.” I think that is a perfect description.
There are a few key indicators that will help you determine whether or not you could benefit from working with a career coach. If you find yourself feeling stuck in your current role, or if you’re constantly worried about job security, it may be time to seek out professional help.
A career coach can help you assess your strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and create a plan to achieve them. They can also provide guidance and support as you navigate through difficult transitions.