Another level of analysis that should be completed before moving into a mentoring relationship focuses on your previous experience being mentored. In some way all of us have had this experience, even if at the time we didn’t consciously look at it as mentoring. If you look back at your life (again, consider the time line you created in your PRE) there are certainly people who gave you guidance, advice, or support. This might have been a grandparent or other family member; a teacher or coach, such as Ed, Lory’s tennis coach, in Chapter One; or a boss or colleague.

Insights from Experience

Consider the following four questions to help you reflect on previous mentoring relationships or relationships ...

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