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Mentoring—In a Time of Inconvenience

The sound of a yelp, scream, sigh, and or moan in the background of the house lately reminds me of what it must be like to be in an uncomfortable situation, out of one’s comfort zone. I know many of us yearn for a sense of normalcy, however, the reality is that sense maybe further […]

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Coaching Mentoring

Mentoring in a time of “Social Distancing”

So, when asked, why do we mentor folks in times of crisis? the response is simple. It’s not when everything is fine that you need support, its when times are difficult, and others are looking for you to rise to the occasion. On those occasions mentoring works, since it demonstrates that a support system is […]

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Using Mentoring to Address Microaggression in the Workplace

Today, we live in a culture where it feels comfortable expressing one’s opinion without fear of consequence or retribution.  We enjoy having conversations with our co-workers, that expand the dialogue about life, love, family and basic differences.  However, there have always been a few topics that should be addressed delicately, to avoid confrontations, conflict, misunderstandings, […]

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Business Coaching Mentoring

Using Mentoring to Explain “Sorry–I’m not Sorry”

Why do we apologize at work, for things we feel strongly about? With the uses of social media, I have come to notice that the filters we use on Snapchat and Instagram, have created a subtle contribution and importance to the phrase, “putting your best face forward”. What a powerful tool filters are in today’s […]

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Using Mentoring to Address Your Responsive Nature

What is a Responsive Nature? Have you ever found yourself after a conflict or confrontation wishing you would have said something important that was on your mind? Well that feeling, I believe, is your responsive nature, or your inclination to respond. Sometimes it stops you from sharing your feelings and thoughts about an issue at […]

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Using Mentoring to Develop the Professional Safe Space

Why Do We Need a Safe Space? We have often read about the concepts of building professional trust in the workplace, but do you ever ask yourself what that really means? When entering a mentoring relationship, the concept of building trust must go way beyond the six steps we will discuss later. While one of […]

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Is Mentoring Only for Young Professionals?

Business professionals agree that the resurgence of mentoring and the proven techniques of the practice is indeed a best practice for developing one’s organizational employees. Many companies today not only use mentoring extensively and inclusively for employee development, but they also tout the metrics of its success as a mechanism to boast higher employee retention, […]

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Mentoring Through “Thought Leadership”

“Mentoring Thought Leadership”, is about making a real difference, and commitment to impact professional transformation. —Dr. Janet E. Williams Thought Leadership Recently, I have been thinking deeply about the title of, “Thought Leader” and how this concept has begun to take hold in the professional environment again.  It is not a buzzword devoid of real […]

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Upward Feedback and the Value of a Leadership Mentor

The higher up in an organization a leader sits, the harder it is for them to receive honest feedback. By example, leaders have this same capacity to encourage those around them, in many cases their ability to lead is based upon an honest trait that brings out the best in others. We each have the […]

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How Mentoring Helps Overcome Those “Checkered Marks”

Having worked in public and private industry for many years, it has always been important to develop a stellar work history strongly supported by many sustaining references.  In contrast, I have also been keenly aware of the infamous, “black mark,” or checkered past, that can be seen as a game changer for some professionals in […]