Mentors and Health

Although I’ve never had a workplace mentor myself, I’ve seen how valuable they can be in directing a career. But a mentor can also make a vital difference in establishing a life/work balance and promoting healthy choices. A mentor is in an excellent position to catch problems with stress, conflicts, overwork or personal decisions that interfere with a healthy lifestyle.

A mentor is also a “been there/done that” resource for suggesting alternatives. Often friends and family are too affected by work-related issues to be able to offer rational solutions, or they may not have enough familiarity with the business culture. A mentor has both the objectivity and the knowledge to help diffuse work-related issues that create health problems–and confront health problems that create issues.

Do you feel that the health of a mentoree is a legitimate concern for a mentor? Leave your comments here or join the discussion on LinkedIn at Let’s Talk Health Care.

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post. However, the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at and Let’s Talk Health Care