How could I claim to be a mentor? There is no real school for mentoring, it is a life school. It is connected to thought leadership, humanity, interpersonal skills and communication. Mobilizing those talents together with life experience makes mentoring effective. I would add that I personally experienced a number of personal, family and professional transitions. Can one claim to be an expert in life? No. It is however what life is all about.
Over the years, I did enjoy the trust and confidence of all kinds of people and realized that mentoring is very close to advisory, and that the human factor is what connects those two activities. After all, it is all about humanity: very often, I felt that the human dimension of the relationship and the empathy that emerges is another way to be a consigliere.