Not all mentors are built the same. Some prefer to impart their wisdom from a distance, while others enjoy providing hands-on guidance. Either way, mentors are supposed to help bring out the best in people. Here are six kinds of mentors that you might already have in your life!
These mentors are always ready to bestow their sagely advice on those lucky enough to receive it. They’ve been there and done that to the point that they can help you avoid making the same mistakes they might have once committed.
Let’s be honest: It’s impossible not to be starstruck in their presence. After all, they’ve gone and done what you’ve always wanted to achieve for yourself. Follow in their footsteps, and you might just find yourself joining their ranks.
These mentors seem to have a sixth sense for when you’re in trouble because they’re always there during your time of need. You can always count on them to swoop in and save the day.
These mentors have no compunctions throwing you into the deep end of the pool without warning. Perhaps it’s not the gentlest approach, but is it effective? Well, what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, doesn’t it?
Whether it’s because of their experience or their expertise, these mentors always seem to know what will happen next. One thing’s for sure, meeting them earlier in your timeline will save you a lot of heartache.
These mentors know everyone. They can connect you to the right people and the right organizations—just say the word. While they might not always be as hands on as others, the right contact from them can significantly accelerate your growth.
Recognize any of these mentors? You might just find yourself paired up with one of them if you sign up for the Next Talent Incubator program. For 12 weeks, Soho House Hong Kong and Soho House Mumbai will be mentoring chosen applicants to help get their dream project off the ground. Learn more about it here or apply for a slot here!