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posted by Phil Young, Aug 04, 2015
Having a mentor can be a useful way of helping you achieve your professional goals. Phil Young explains how the mentoring sector is evolving.
Mentoring can be traced back to Greek mythology wherein Mentor, who was a loyal friend and adviser to Odysseus, king of Ithaca, helped raise Odysseus' son, Telemachus, while Odysseus was away fighting the Trojan War. Mentor became Telemachus' teacher, coach, counsellor and protector.
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Having delved into the origins and evolution of mentoring I find it interesting that despite the thousands of years of history there remains a deal of confusion and divide around what mentoring is, or should be.