No matter what role you are called upon to play as a mentor, there are some qualities that characterize outstanding mentors:

  • Committed to the mentoring process
  • Desire to get to know your mentees
  • Responsive to individual circumstances and needs of the mentees
  • Willing to develop a trusting and strong relationship with mentees
  • Knowledgeable and experienced; willing to share that knowledge and experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills