Have you considered going for a walk as part of your mentoring session? Perhaps not every session but mixing up the office or coffee meeting with a walk may create different discussions while working towards two goals simultaneously.
Some of our mentors have reported that it’s been a successful approach for their sessions.
‘Exercise meetings’ are apparently becoming more common, with this Australian Financial Review article arguing that the gym is the latest venue in which to host your meeting. “Being fit is now stirring our careers, and whether you like it or not, in the professional environment, ticking that wellbeing box is a sign that you’re organised, energised and that you look after yourself.”