Have you ever had a mentoring partnership that didn't work? I've learned the best mentoring comes from a relationship. If you view it as a partnership then what each party works towards is a common goal. However, a relationship is about supporting individual pursuits which may or may not look the same. Getting to know others is how you exchange advice that's both trusted and in the best interest of each person. It's the foundation of an effective mentorship ...

Many times you're there,

Experience to share,

Nurturing advice,

Tested once or twice,

Opinions through chatter,

Relationships that matter,

Success is our guide,

How we get there the ride,

Influence to pursue new,

Possibilities thanks to you.