As a mentor you always have to be on top, and you can´t have a «bad» day. If you do, pretend you don´t. One of the best tools for a mentor is to show empathy with the mentee. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone, the gift of attention.
The more you care, the stronger you can be. Don’t operate on the heart with a hatchet. Show your contempt for the problem and your concern for the mentee.
Be sensitive to the plight of others. You have to know about the tragedies as well as the triumphs, the failures as well as the success.
How do you build a bridge between age 12 and age 40? By remembering.
Some small techniques and afterthought.
You have to have empathy…