To live is to learn” , my gran used top say. Without getting all sentimental, I must acknowledge that she probably was the first mentor I ever had. A person full of knowledge and experience ready to share it with me without the telling off bit . I have always believed that I am who I am because of both my life long experiences and the people I have shared them with. I am very aware and forever grateful to the people who have contributed to my life and shared their wisdom with me and so it was that, last summer, as my 40th year of life showed up above the horizon, I realised that the time had come for me to formally put my own knowledge and experience to good use and join a mentoring program.