Peer mentoring: the challenges and opportunities

Linda Holbeche (Director of Research, Roffey Park Management Institute, Horsham, UK)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Publication date: 1 December 1996


Describes the differences between “conventional” mentoring and peer mentoring. Highlights the increasing relevance and need for peer mentoring in changing organization structures where management support may be disappearing or non‐existent. Outlines various approaches to establishing peer mentoring relationships, whether this is at the initiative of individuals or of the organization. Identifies some of the potential pitfalls, as well as the key benefits of peer mentoring relationships.



Holbeche, L. (1996), "Peer mentoring: the challenges and opportunities", Career Development International, Vol. 1 No. 7, pp. 24-27.

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Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

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