Mentoring is often thought of as the transfer of wisdom from a wise and trusted counselor, normally in a leadership position, who helps to guide a persons career to the upper echelons of the organization.
The two most common terms used to describe the person being mentored are “mentee” and “protégé”, while two-lesser used terms are “apprentice” and “student.”
A mentor cares about her protégés and goes out of her way to see that they get the best possible chance to fulfill their career potential. It involves teaching, coaching, and helping to build a high degree of confidence. But what brings out the full magic of mentorship is some degree of affection or warm friendship . . . such as what an older brother might feel for his younger sibling.