Mentors are experienced role models who guide the professional development of less experienced individuals through coaching and advising. Mentoring relationships provide leadership development support for graduate students as well as on-the-job support for early-career administrators. Mentoring relationships are initiated in a variety of forms, but never are forced. Benefits of mentoring for new and aspiring administrators include: expanded knowledge and skills, development of an administrative perspective, association with a successful role model, objective feedback, help in building a professional network, and increased self-confidence. Benefits to mentors include: opportunities to reflect on own practices and skills, exposure to fresh ideas, added incentive to stay current in the field, professional satisfaction and increased self-worth from contributing to the profession by teaching and sharing experiences, and a sense of pride in their mentee's accomplishments.