Business Mentoring Matters

My Mentor and Me: The Next Laverne & Shirley?

Posted on Tue, Jan, 24, 2017

Tags: Business Mentoring Articles & News

In honor of National Mentoring Month, I am pleased to share experiences I have had with a personal mentor of mine. My mentor takes the role of coach, confidante, teacher, cheerleader, friend and joker. Our relationship sometimes reminds me a little bit of two silly TV icons from the 70’s. You know the ones…


Robyn Bradley, who works for Management Mentors’ marketing team, unknowingly became my mentor when I was hired to work for MM six years ago. I had taken a ten-year sabbatical while raising a family. Re-entry into the work force proved that I was GREEN in so many ways. So many things in the business world had changed—namely—the web had changed EVERYTHING. While I was out attending playdates and preschool graduations, marketing folks were turning more and more to the internet to conduct business.

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How One Boss Morphed into Coach, Mentor, & Friend

Posted on Thu, Jan, 19, 2017

Tags: Business Mentoring Articles & News

Editor's note: January is National Mentoring Month. To celebrate, we're featuring our own stories and experiences with mentoring. Below is an essay from Joanne Wills, our sales manager.

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National Mentoring Month: How My Mentor Helped Me Find My Confidence

Posted on Wed, Jan, 11, 2017

Tags: Business Mentoring Articles & News

Editor's note: January is National Mentoring Month. To celebrate, we're featuring our own stories and experiences with mentoring. Below is a personal essay from Robyn Bradley, who is on our marketing team. A slightly different version of this essay appeared on her author website.

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Business Mentoring Articles: Final Link Fest of 2016

Posted on Mon, Dec, 19, 2016

Tags: Business Mentoring Articles & News

At least once a quarter, we like to share business mentoring articles we’ve been reading and sharing internally. Here’s our final roundup of 2016. (Go here, here, and here to read previous installments from this year.)

1. Mentors Can Show Way at Work. This article highlights Andrea Crisafulli, president of Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing and Heating Contractors. Crisafulli has had many great mentors along the way and has paid it forward as well.

Insightful quote: “Having someone to show you the ropes and make introductions for you when you're just getting your career going is valuable. But it's also worthwhile to keep adding to your roster of mentors at every stage of your life.”

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Sneak Peak! MentoringComplete: a fresh new look AND new features

Posted on Wed, Nov, 12, 2014

Tags: Mentoring Software & Tools, Business Mentoring Articles & News

Okay, so we are completely aware that all blogging best practices scream "Don't be too promotional! Share relevant industry information, but don't use your blog as a platform to toot your own horn!" 
But, today we are going against best practices (shh! don't tell our awesome marketing team!) because we also know that many of our blog followers also use our super robust  mentoring software, MentoringComplete, (and if you are not currently using it, maybe you're thinking about it :-). So we just had to share the exciting news about our fresh new look and the new features we are rolling out.

MentoringComplete is now even more visually appealing and easier to use than ever before!
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Here are just a few of the updates:
We have simplified the user mentoring program manager home page and given it a new look:

We simplified the 3-step matching process for Program Managers and added the ability to add a bio of a user (mentor/mentoree) to aid in the matching process. We also simplified the save matches functionality.

We made the editing process for both program managers and participants a little bit more visually appealing. 

Not using an online mentoring software system? Check out this FREE resource and learn about the benefits today.

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Management Mentors Celebrates 25 Years in 2014!

Posted on Thu, May, 22, 2014

Tags: Business Mentoring Articles & News

It's amazing and true. Management Mentors turns the big 2-5 this year! Thank you to all of our blog subscribers for tuning in to the benefits of corporate mentoring.

Management Mentors founder Rene Petrin says the mentoring process has changed in the last quarter century, but the essence of mentoring hasn't. Read more in our press release announcing our 25th anniversary:

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10 Reasons To Sign Up For Our Mentoring Newsletter

Posted on Mon, Mar, 10, 2014

Tags: Business Mentoring Articles & News

  1. It's free.
  2. It's pithy.
  3. It's one-size-fits-all.
  4. It's readable on mobile devices.
  5. It delivers quality, practical content that you can apply to your organization right away.
  6. It's written by Rene Petrin, who has over 25 years of experience in business mentoring.
  7. It's the easiest way to hear about our latest white paperselearning courses, and books.
  8. It's something you'll WANT to share with others in your organization, and you'll look like the hero every time you do.
  9. It will not only make you feel smarter, it will indeed make you smarter (at least in terms of mentoring topics). And possibly slimmer to boot (although we don't make any guarantees about that).
  10. It may not be able to provide the meaning of life, but it can provide the meaning of mentoring, which might even be better.
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Is Mentoring Dead?

Posted on Thu, Feb, 20, 2014

Tags: Business Mentoring Articles & News

As times and technology have changed, so have the ways we've approached mentoring. Check out our latest newsletter to read more about the future of mentoring.

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Management Mentors Turns 25 This Year!

Posted on Mon, Jan, 13, 2014

Tags: Business Mentoring Articles & News

After spending years in human resources and discovering that most companies weren’t doing an adequate job developing their number one asset—employees—Rene D. Petrin had a mission: to create an organization devoted solely to teaching businesses how to mentor talent. This entrepreneurial spirit combined with his keen insight into human behavior led Rene to found Management Mentors, Inc. in 1989. Management Mentors’ philosophy is simple: to show companies how structured mentoring programs are the most powerful and effective strategy for professional development within an organization.

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January is National Mentoring Month

Posted on Fri, Jan, 10, 2014

Tags: Business Mentoring Articles & News

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