Behind every successful executive has been a supportive family, many great friends and also at least one mentor. In all industries it is well known that learning directly from someone who has been successful is the easiest, and, I might add, a fun way to learn. Many years ago young people learned through apprenticeships. Although apprenticeship was probably intense on the job training, mentoring today is still on the job training. It just happens to be done either one on one or in small group settings. Being women of the HBA, we know how physicians learn by the saying “see one, do one, teach one.” Is that not mentoring? It is. Who wants to make mistakes with their career or on the job if they don’t have to? I know I certainly made my share of mistakes but all part of the lessons learned that I look forward to sharing with others so they don’t have to make the same mistake. Do you want to explore tough topics like working for a difficult boss or having a difficult colleague you have to deal with? Want to ask for a raise but don’t know how? Want to leave a company and switch careers and need help getting started? Mentoring can help you find your path forward, confidence and your inner voice to take the next step. Besides, who wants to try to figure out career problems solely on your own? So that is WIIFU (what’s in it for you). What’s in it for the mentor?