It's been a while since I last time had a mentee. At least an official one. In a sense, I have been mentoring my team members ever since the founding of the team. But now, once again I have two dedicated mentees from outside the team with focused learning goals.
I'm glad to be able to once again share my knowledge. And especially this time it's going to be one of my core competencies. But I'm sure we don't have to stop at the boundaries of my knowledge. There were already good questions and discussions about topics that go a bit outside my knowledge during our first meeting.
That's probably the best thing about mentoring for me. Learning together and expanding the knowledge both ways. I've always also learned something from those I have mentored and I'm sure this time won't be an exception.
As I have been more on the receiving side of the mentoring lately I also hope I have learned a bit of something about the mentoring itself so that I can be a better mentor. It has been something I have been focusing as I have had the privilege of being a mentee of some really talented mentors.