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  • Encourage More Female Leadership by Using Mentoring

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: Apr 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    Fact: Having women in leadership roles increases a company’s bottom line.   This Fast Company article from February 2018 highlights some profound results from a Global Leadership Forecast study by DDI, the Conference Board and EY. That study found that companies with greater gender diversity reported they are: Twice as likely to have their leaders work together to create new solutions and ...

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  • Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Your Mentor?

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: Apr 7, 2021 12:00:00 PM

     How to Close a Mentoring Relationship All good things must come to an end. That was my thought recently as my husband and I consider whether or not our 9-year-old son can and should continue with hippotherapy.

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  • Mentoring Outside the Box

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: Apr 5, 2021 1:30:12 PM

     DIY D&I We all have labels that we use to describe ourselves, or that others use to describe us. How would you describe yourself?  I would say I am a middle aged, cisgender white woman. I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, aunt. I am a writer, advocate, ally, and voice for one who is voiceless. I am a reader, a thinker, a doer, a hard worker, a list maker. All of these qualities and ...

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  • Expressing Gratitude in Mentoring

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: Apr 1, 2021 6:50:00 PM

    A Simple Message of Thanks Expressing gratitude is one of the most important things you can do in any relationship or partnership.  Taking the moment to reflect on who and what we are grateful for in our lives has a number of benefits including opening doors to better relationships, improvement in psychological well-being, improvement in physical health, and increases empathetic thought and ...

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  • Create Deeper Meaning with Your Mentoring Program

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: Mar 29, 2021 3:21:00 PM

    Listen to and Learn from One Another If ever there was a time when we needed to listen to one another and engage in dialogue, that time is now. The pain and anger people are feeling and expressing at this heinous act are raw and real. But, there is something we can all do to help.

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  • 7 Types of Mentors

    Author: Laura Francis

    Date: Mar 25, 2021 1:08:48 PM

    Which mentor is right for you? Deciding to find a mentor can be exciting, liberating, and scary—all at the same time. Who should you ask? What should you focus on? How will you know if it’s a good fit?  One more question to add to your list: What type of mentor should you look for? Mentoring relationships are dynamic, personal, and fluid. They should suit your needs and change as needed over ...

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