Some of the best advice I have received from a friend and mentor recently was that I am not fixing anyone when I’m coaching. I need to remember that everyone I work with is fine and complete human beings on their own.
Mentoring is not fixing someone. And it is not one-sided. We benefit and learn just as much by teaching as we do when we are being mentored or trained.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Remember this, you don’t need to be all-knowing to be a mentor. Be flawed and curious as a mentor. Be open to the idea that you are a flawed human being who doesn’t know everything, whether you are a mentor or mentee. It’s normal, and it’s the most beneficial way to grow.