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Starting Strong: A Mentoring Fable by Lory A. Fischler, Lois J. Zachary

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Six Essential Mentoring Conversations

You and your mentee will have many conversations over the course of your mentoring partnership. When you enter into conversation consciously, with specific goals in mind, you can use these conversations to build the trust, boundaries, and goals that allow the relationship to grow and thrive.

The six mentoring conversations in this section are essential during the first ninety days of a mentoring relationship. You’ll read about each conversation and its challenges, strategies for success, and some probing questions you can use to engage your mentee in conversation. As Cynthia and Rafa’s story demonstrates, these conversations won’t necessarily take place in successive mentoring meetings. They may unfold ...

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