Mentoring is a hot topic in many organizations. The assumption is if mentoring is good, we should ensure it occurs. Underlying that assumption is a belief that experienced professionals have a lot to share with less-experienced professionals. However, mentoring is as much about chemistry and personality as it is about structure. Further, mentoring only from the top down does not capitalize on the opportunity for reciprocal mentoring: less experienced and usually younger professionals can bring valuable skills, knowledge and perspective to the more experienced professionals, who can then share their skills, experience and wisdom.