I have designed and run quite a few traditional mentorship
The mentors usually
Peer-to-peer mentorship, unlike traditional mentorship, creates an even playing field between two parties who have equal accountability and commitment to one another. Peer mentoring consists of two people roughly close in age (and/or job role) and sets up both parties for building a relationship as trusted friends and/or guides. You can think of them as an “accountability buddy”— someone to help keep you on track.
Research also shows that peer-to-peer mentoring has proven benefits for both parties such as:
• improved reasoning skills, social skills and organizational skills
• increased self-esteem, empathy, and self-efficacy
• improved conflict resolution skills, better communication/clarity
Culled from Empowered Tech