MAKING

YOU SUCCESSFUL

IS WHAT MATTERS

March 7, 2022
Grief and Your Mental Health

February 6th, 2021 was the toughest day that I have ever experienced and a day that was filled with sadness, sorrow and a whole bunch of unknown. That was the day that I lost Debra, my partner for life to cancer. She had so much more love to share with others for her to be […]

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September 13, 2021
I Can’t Leave the Closet

Is this your story? It doesn't have to be! I don’t know why society has labelled us as crazy. The more that I hear that I begin to believe that maybe that is the case. Maybe I am crazy. I have days where I just want to open the door and reach out hoping that […]

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May 14, 2020
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 […]

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March 27, 2020
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 […]

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March 10, 2020
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 can […]

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February 11, 2020
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 […]

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February 3, 2020
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 […]

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January 14, 2020
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: […]

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January 7, 2020
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 […]

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January 2, 2020
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 […]

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