Answering the call of being a counselor, leader or advocate comes at a cost.
As we begin the new year, it is important to reflect on why you answered the call to be a leader and advocate within the counseling profession and reexamine how you are expanding your knowledge and skill set to best answer that call.
It is important to remember mentoring is used to help aid in navigating your leadership and career goals to pursue your life’s work.
The mentoring relationship is a two-sided relationship that requires commitment and buy-in from both parties. You need to do a realistic assessment regarding the areas of growth that you need mentorship in and begin to research potential mentors who demonstrate the growth that you seek.
Mentoring should offer four main things to the person seeking and being mentored: Support, introspection, access, and opportunity.