Mentor and Mentee Roles and Responsibilities

Understand what is expected of a mentor and a mentee.

The AMTA Mentoring Program is a way to build connections between experienced massage therapists and those starting their careers. Understanding your role and responsibilities within the mentor-mentee relationship will better enable you to reach all of your desired goals.

First Steps


  • Outline professional skills you are able to offer help with as a mentor
  • Mentor with a realistic assessment of your skills and experience


  • Outline professional goals that you need help achieving
  • Select a mentor based on criteria relevant to your goals


Communicating Expectations


  • Communicate your expectations of your mentee
  • Create a plan with your mentee of how to achieve milestones on the way to reaching their goals
  • Adapt your feedback to your mentee’s learning and communication styles
  • Set realistic timelines


  • Communicate your expectations of your mentor
  • Discuss your goals with your mentor and create a plan of how you will achieve milestones on the way to reaching your goals
  • Inform your Mentor about your learning and communication preferences
  • Set realistic timelines


Working Together


  • Advise your mentee on what you know and admit the things you don’t know so they can seek help elsewhere for those things
  • Build on your mentee’s strengths and recognize their weaknesses
  • Offer constructive feedback
  • Evaluate progress
  • Be your mentee’s cheerleader when they progress toward or reach their goals
  • Be consistent and reliable


  • Listen and contribute to the conversation
  • Understand that your mentor will not have all the answers, and be prepared to seek out other resources as needed
  • Accept constructive feedback
  • Evaluate progress
  • Celebrate success and assess any shortcomings
  • Be consistent and reliable


Conclusion and Follow-Up


  • Follow up on successes
  • Provide an evaluation of the experience
  • Thank your mentee
  • Repeat the mentoring process with other massage therapists


  • Update your mentor on your continued success
  • Provide an evaluation of the experience
  • Thank your mentor
  • Volunteer to become an AMTA mentor


Volunteer to Be a Mentor

Give back to the massage therapy community! Share your professional experiences and knowledge with AMTA members who have just entered the massage therapy profession.



Find a Mentor

Build connections with experienced AMTA members and get your massage career started off on the right foot.



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