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  • Virtual Mentoring in the Age of Social Distancing

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: Jun 9, 2021 9:45:00 AM

    How Do I Mentor Someone When Working from Home? The COVID-19 global pandemic has rocked us all. A vast majority of us are now working from home and social distancing. We’re trying to figure out how to remotely manage a team, how to professionally present ourselves to our coworkers while our kids scream in the background, how to homeschool while also still working, or even worse, how to apply for ...

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  • How Do I Run a Successful Mentoring Pilot?

    Author: Chris Browning

    Date: Jun 8, 2021 9:30:00 AM

    7 Tips to Make Your Mentoring Pilot Soar Being in the mentoring solution business, I will occasionally get a question around how to run an effective pilot leveraging mentoring software. I’ve certainly seen successes and failures over the years. Some clients are open to our suggestions and are willing to learn from our experience, while others come with a set plan already in mind that they don’t ...

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  • Which Mentor Matching Option Is Right for You?

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: Jun 3, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    The Ins and Outs of Self-Directed and Admin Matching When you’re designing your mentoring program, one of the biggest factors you will need to determine is how you want mentees and mentors to be matched. The typical options are self-directed or administrator matched, and both come with reasons for why you may want to choose one over the other.

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  • Mentoring Is More than the Match

    Author: Chris Browning

    Date: Jun 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    Start Here When Designing a Professional Mentoring Program I’ve been heavily involved in helping clients successfully launch and grow mentoring programs for more than a dozen years now. Simply stated: It’s what I do. As I’m sure you can imagine, over those 12-plus years, I have learned numerous lessons around what works, and equally—if not more—important, what doesn’t work.

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  • Modern Mentoring 2.0: The New Way to Run Mentoring Programs

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: Jun 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    Corporate Mentoring Programs at Work Randy Emelo’s 2015 book Modern Mentoring took the HR world by storm and quickly became a top seller for publisher ATD Press.  In this revolutionary tome, Emelo provides ideas on how organizations can bring a fresh approach to mentoring that is better suited to today’s technologically focused work world, and he outlines how business mentoring programs can use ...

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  • How to Mentor Introverts

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: May 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    3 Tips for Mentoring Program Administrators Networking is not an easy thing to do, and for some people, just the thought of it can make them break out into a cold sweat. Yet, building up your mentoring network can be invaluable and critical to your success at work and in your overarching career.

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  • Finding Your Strengths in Mentoring

    Author: Chris Browning

    Date: May 25, 2021 9:36:21 AM

    Why Do You Want to Be Mentored? While there are innumerable goals mentees could have when engaging in a mentoring relationship, from our experience, the vast majority of people enter such relationships looking to improve on a perceived weakness, either one that they’ve self-identified or one that someone else (e.g., their manager) has suggested as an area for improvement. From my perspective, ...

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  • How to Set Priorities in Mentoring Relationships

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: May 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    Too Many Distractions Lead to Unfocused Efforts In this always-on, always-connected world we live in today, it can be difficult to tune out the noise and distractions that bombard us and vie for our attention. It can also be hard, if not nearly impossible, to shut off our devices and truly step away from work.

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  • What Does Success Look Like to You?

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: May 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    Stop Comparing Yourself to Others We spend a lot of time in our lives competing with others, trying to live up to someone else’s standards, pushing ourselves to outdo those around us. We need to get that next promotion, secure that bigger office, score that huge raise, buy that enormous house, drive that hot new car. But do we really? Are those things going to fulfill us? Will we finally be happy ...

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  • The Mentoring Journey

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: May 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    How Mentoring Can Change Your Life One step forward, two steps back.  That is how life feels some days.  After six weeks in a double hip spica (Google it), my son is finally out of his casts.  Now comes the hard part—recovery.

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