Yesterday, I was contacted by a lady who I have worked with recently on a project, one where we have spent about 6 months building a fairly good professional relationship. I respect this woman and see her challenges, as well as the ways she might not respond to those challenges in the manner I would (not that my way is the only way, just different).
With that said, she reached out to me yesterday and listed out very kind and complimentary characteristics or methods that she appreciates about me (which honestly, made me feel a bit too good and also wondering who this woman met impersonating me)... She asked me to be her mentor. A formal professional workplace mentor. How exciting, right? Humbling, exciting, angst-invoking, thought-provoking... all the things!
I have a few concerns and questions - soliciting ideas from all my FGB friends. The main concern I would like experience and insight on is more so about our age difference... While age is not something we can change, it can change our perspectives... she also mentioned that, and how she wants to get more technological savvy, as is my experience with digital tools. I am comfortable with that, easy peasy!
What is your best advice and experience in mentoring someone twice your age?
I'm looking forward to your responses!