The word mentor comes from Mentor, who was a wise friend of the mythical Greek warrior Odysseus, and who took charge of Odysseus’s son Telemachus while the hero was fighting the Trojan war.

One-on-one instruction, or mentoring, is one of the oldest forms of teaching. Our parents and grandparents are our earliest mentors; later, we may be mentored by–or act as mentors to–brothers, sisters, and friends. The quality of each mentoring relationship depends on the extent to which the mentor and the mentee come to know, respect and trust each other. Mentors can help mentees develop life-management skills, such as decision making, values clarification and long-range planning.

 

 

Motivational Speaking/Self-Esteem Building:

A motivational speaker or inspirational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience. A motivational speaker or inspirational speaker has a reputation as an expert on the subject being discussed and will encourage the audience to look at things from a different perspective and to become more attentive to their own talents and abilities.

Self-esteem is about how we value ourselves, our perceptions and beliefs in who we are and what we are capable of. Our self-esteem can be misaligned with other people’s perception of who we are. Self-esteem springs up from self-dominion. The more you believe in yourself, the more you respect yourself. Unless you respect yourself, how will others respect you?