I have been mentoring with Menttium for about eight years now. What is surprising to me is that I am still participating. A female colleague of mine at the time asked me to consider participating. I did it because she asked me to, but I was not sure what would happen or where it would lead. What was most surprising to me was how much I enjoyed each relationship I developed with my mentee and how different the situations that we deal with together were. The thing I learned the most from this is that if we write down the goals, they tend to happen. Including promotions, job changes, situations being handled, etc. It is a ton of fun to watch someone try things, grow, develop, and achieve the goals we set out for the next year. I have changed over this time; I spend more time listening. For new mentors, all you have to do is be there when your mentee needs you, make sure they have their agenda, and talk about your experiences.