This Fortune quote from Shannon Schuyler of PriceWaterhouse Coopers sums up so well what mentoring is all about
“The most effective mentors don’t want (or expect) you to become like them. Instead, they challenge you to be honest about your passions and what you aspire to achieve. They offer guidance, but don’t direct your behavior. They share experiences, but enable you to find your own path.
Ultimately, a mentor is someone who helps you accept the fact that you don’t need to become someone else to succeed. All you really need is to better understand yourself.”