‘Pay It Forward’ – Become a Mentor

As a member of WAI Australia, you have the opportunity to become a mentor or enlist to find a mentor.

The role of a WAI mentor is to encourage the personal and professional development of a mentee through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience.

The WAI mentoring relationship is built on mutual trust, respect and communication, and involves both parties connecting regularly to exchange ideas, discuss progress and set goals for further development.

Everyone needs a mentor link for WebBenefits for mentees

Being mentored is one of the most valuable and effective development opportunities you can offer an individual. Having the guidance, encouragement and support of a trusted and experienced mentor can provide a mentee with a broad range of personal and professional benefits, which ultimately leads to success.

For mentees, some key benefits of business mentoring include

Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses
  • Guidance on professional development and advancement
  • Increased visibility and recognition
  • The opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge


Benefits for mentors

Mentoring is more than the transfer of advice, knowledge and insights. The relationship offers reciprocal benefits for mentors willing to invest their time in developing another individual. As well as the personal satisfaction of sharing their skills and experience with a willing learner, being involved in mentoring also provides some tangible benefits that can reward mentors professionally.

Some key benefits for mentors include:

  • Recognition as a subject matter expert and leader
  • Exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas and approaches
  • Extension of their professional development record
  • Opportunity to reflect on their own goals and practices
  • Development of your own personal leadership skills


Mentoring IS fun, Rewarding and Life changing for Both people involved!

“Anyone can be a GREAT Mentor”


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Mentoring outlined TOOLKIT

Characteristics of a good mentor TOOLKIT