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  1. Danielle DuPree
    March 4, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    Thanks for posting this, #HAPPO ! Yes, I have a mentor who I admire and respect for their hard work and dedication to their profession and also taking the time to work with me. I agree that a mentor and “mentee” relationship should be a two-way partnership, being beneficial to both parties. I do my best to check in regularly via telephone or e-mail throughout the week or during the month, even if it is just to say hello 🙂

    -Danielle

  2. Deirdre
    March 4, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    You’re welcome, Danielle and I’m happy to hear that you have a mentor you admire and respect. Sounds like you have a great relationship with your mentor 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kairi
    March 5, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    I was glad to read that I’ve been taking exactly these steps with my mentor. Fortunately, she was amazing enough to pave the way for all these steps to naturally take place and I couldn’t be more thankful. I’m glad you brought up the mentor subject, because they really are so important in every young pro’s professional self esteem and inspiration. More than often it is difficult for a new pro to find his/her place in the industry and they might feel inferior to others because of the lack of experience, but with a good mentor it doesn’t have to be like this. Also I like what you said about the importance of a mentee – I agree. With the little or big successes of the mentee, the mentor is only and surely complimented for their work.

  4. Deirdre
    March 8, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    Hi Kairi,

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! It’s great to hear that you and your mentor work so well together. I’ve was very lucky throughout my career to have wonderful professionals guide me, but always felt it was a shared responsibility. I believe that both parties are learning and growing throughout the relationship.

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