A mentor is:

  • 'someone who provides an enabling relationship that facilitates another's personal growth and development. The relationship is dynamic, reciprocal and can be emotionally intense. Within such a relationship the mentor assists with career development and guides the mentee through the organisational, social and political networks' (Morton-Cooper 2000)
  • The mentor is responsible for providing support to, and feedback on, the mentee

(Source: FIP Congress 2017: A2 How to develop people)