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Can a Mentor without the Same Experiences as their Mentee Still Be an Effective Mentor?

          Mentoring is the practice of helping a mentee learn and grow personally and professionally while navigating through change and challenge. There is much debate whether a mentor can be effective for their mentee if they have not already lived through a similar experience. This is called lived experience. “Lived experience refers to a … [Read more...]

Reducing Employee Stressors

          Making Sense of Self Isolation Mandates and Sudden Mass Lay-Offs We live during an unprecedented global pandemic. Many employees of organization big and small are in flux, feeling the impact of uncertainty, anxiety, and a sense of loss of control. Disruption and doubt are their new routine. The employees in my mentoring circles are experiencing … [Read more...]

What is the difference between Coaching, Mentoring, and Reverse Mentoring?

            I am asked on numerous occasions to respond to questions regarding mentoring, mentoring process and how mentoring can bring value to individuals and/or organizations. Here is a question I received recently and my response. What is the difference between Coaching, Mentoring, and Reverse Mentoring? Mentoring: Ongoing relationship that … [Read more...]

Will a bully make a good corporate leader?

          I am asked on numerous occasions to respond to questions regarding mentoring, mentoring process and how mentoring can bring value to individuals and/or organizations. Here is a question I received recently and my response. Will a bully make a good corporate leader? No. We don’t need or want a bully at the helm of the organization. What … [Read more...]

What are the four main stages of mentoring?

            I am asked on numerous occasions to respond to questions regarding mentoring, mentoring process and how mentoring can bring value to individuals and/or organizations. Here is a question I received recently and my response. What are the four main stages of mentoring? There are a number of different viewpoints on this topic with … [Read more...]

To Be Successful Do I Need a Mentor?

        I am asked on numerous occasions to respond to questions regarding mentoring, mentoring process and how mentoring can bring value to individuals and/or organizations. Here is a question I received recently and my response. Q: Does every successful person have a mentor in their life, or are some just self-taught? A: Everyone can benefit from an … [Read more...]

Mentoring a Talented Intern with Communication Challenges

I am asked on a daily basis to respond to questions regarding mentoring, mentoring process and how mentoring can bring value to individuals and/or organizations. Here is one those questions and my response. Q: How would you mentor a talented intern who has great potential but has difficulties in communication with other staff? The intern has difficulties with eye contact and voice … [Read more...]

Mentoring in Times of Change

“Dear Mentor, Something is Changing…!” by Yvonne Thevenot, ICM-P, ACM-F, CCMP Job eliminated?  Tapped for an executive appointment?  Applying for your first role?  Applying for your next role?  Declined for a role?  Starting a new role?.....  The list goes on.  As we consider these critical career moments it is almost guaranteed that if you have experienced any of these, you will recall the … [Read more...]

Effective Mentoring’s Response to Increased PTSD and How It Impacts Both Genders Differently (Effective Mentoring Continuing Series – PTSD a Gender Perspective (#3)

            Many organizations are ill equipped to deal with employee stress and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in the workplace. One of the biggest mistakes with managements’ approach in dealing with employees are by treating everyone the same cookie-cutter approach. PTSD shows up differently in different people and does not tend to effect … [Read more...]

QUORA MENTOR – MENTOR AND MENTORING RESPONSES #16

          I am asked on numerous occasions to respond to questions regarding mentoring, mentoring process and how mentoring can bring value to individuals and/or organizations. Here are some of those questions and my responses. Q: Is it possible to fix a toxic work environment without changing the company's leadership? A: If the toxicity is evident in … [Read more...]