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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...]

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...]

QUORA MENTOR – MENTOR AND MENTORING RESPONSES #9

          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: How do you initiate a mentor-mentee relationship? A: First off you need to find someone that could be a mentor for you. … [Read more...]

QUORA MENTOR – MENTOR AND MENTORING RESPONSES #10

            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: Who are the best mentors for somebody who would like to lead a business managing money for … [Read more...]

QUORA MENTOR – MENTOR AND MENTORING RESPONSES #7

        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: How do I find a mentor coach to help with behavioral addictions? A: From a mentor perspective we look at personal and professional … [Read more...]

What Are the Differences between Mentoring and Coaching?

                Have you wondered what all the hype is about this thing they call “Mentoring” and what’s the difference between it and “coaching”? Unfortunately, Mentoring and Coaching are two terms the public uses interchangeably. While there are similarities between the two, they are unique differences that set them … [Read more...]

MENTOR CERTIFICATION

      Update - May 2020 So much has happened since I wrote this article in 2015 that I thought it was time to add to it. Globally we are dealing with a Pandemic and our normal life has changed and we have yet to define our new norm. A lot has changed for me as well and I will share that with you now. In the fall of 2017 I began the journey of moving to a new … [Read more...]