Mentors are Good Listeners, Caring friends, Confidence builders, Ordinary People, Advisers, and Guides. Mentors can be wise and trusted counselors or teachers. They also can be an influential supporter. Mentors are committed to making the world a better place and are the guides and keys to success. The bible also talks about mentoring. Elijah was Elisha's mentor. Elijah had a large role in Elisha becoming the prophet he was. This story is a good example of the influence mentoring can make.