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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...]

The Mentoring Paradigm Shift

          Mentoring has reached a paradigm shift that comes from mentoring being recognized as a solution to business challenges. However, some confusion exists as to “what is mentoring” and “what is the best way to apply the mentoring” concepts? Countless myths exist about mentoring and the mentoring process. Mentoring is still sometimes seen from the … [Read more...]

High Turnover Rates Are Global Issue

          Your organization’s annual employee turnover rate is bleeding your bottom line. A company with 150 employees typically has an annual turnover rate of @11%. If it costs $25k to hire and onboard a single employee, while losing $10k in development and a loss of $50k of interrupted existing productivity and missed opportunities, then those 16.5 turn … [Read more...]

Psychosocial Mentoring and PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) impacts about 8 people out of 100 at some time point in their life. About 8 million people will have PTSD in a given year. Many do not reach out for help or are not able to get help. (https://www.psycom.net/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/) The Practice of Mentoring (effective mentoring) focuses on professional development (career-related) and … [Read more...]

QUORA MENTOR AND MENTORING RESPONSES #15

            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: If you could be mentored by a "rich" business person who would it be and why? A: I highly recommend that your … [Read more...]

QUORA MENTOR AND MENTORING RESPONSES #14

            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: Have you ever mentored students on research projects remotely? A: The short answer is yes. The mentoring … [Read more...]

QUORA MENTOR – MENTOR AND MENTORING RESPONSES #13

            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 does one find a farming mentor? A: I just did a search via Google and used the words “farming mentor”. There … [Read more...]