“Virtual Mentor” new term in Pathways
A virtual mentor is an experienced member who shares knowledge and experience in a specific area via the internet. As with a traditional mentoring relationship, the goal is to empower protegees to reach their goals.
The requirements for mentoring are the same, regardless of the vehicle for communication.”
“The Benefits of Virtual Mentorship
Virtual mentorship has a number of unique benefits because of its reliance on technology for communication.
Create a Global Community
Virtual mentorship creates a forum for Toastmasters from the global community to share experiences and support one another.
Connecting with members from other cultures presents a chance to learn new methods, skills, and gain a better understanding of the world.”
And “Mentee” is called “Protegee“…
A protegee is any member who seeks guidance and support from a mentor to reach his or her goals.”
And TI makes a clear distinction between coaching and mentoring…