Business Mentoring Matters

National Mentoring Month: How My Mentor Changed My Life

Posted on Wed, Jan, 04, 2017

Tags: Mentoring Program Manager

Editor's note: January is National Mentoring Month. To celebrate, we're featuring our own stories and experiences with mentoring. First up is a personal essay from our president and founder, Rene Petrin.

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5 More Inspiring Mentoring Quotes

Posted on Tue, Nov, 10, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Program Manager

Quotes seem to get people's attention these days. I've noticed all over my Facebook feed that quotes seem to be the most shared and liked pieces of content. This summer, we dedicated our newsletter to Inspiring Mentoring Quotes. And of course, we noticed they were shared! Below are 5 more inspiring quotes to inspire and to help flourish your mentoring relationship. Be sure to share them with your mentoring partner and within your mentoring program!

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9 Suggested Activities For Mentoring Pairs

Posted on Thu, Jun, 18, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Program Manager

When I conduct quarterly sessions with mentoring pairs I get a lot of useful suggestions. The following are 9 suggested activities for mentoring pairs directly from people currently partaking in a corporate mentoring program:  

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10 differences between formal and informal business mentoring

Posted on Mon, Jun, 01, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Programs, Mentoring Program Manager

differences between formal and informal mentoringInformal and formal mentoring are often perceived as being the same, but they have significant differences. A failure by individuals engaged in such relationships to understand these differences can lead to disappointment and frustration. Both can benefit the organization and the individuals involved.

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How to ask someone to be your mentor

Posted on Fri, May, 29, 2015

Tags: Mentors & Mentorees, Mentoring Program Manager

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Real Advice from Mentors to Mentorees

Posted on Tue, May, 19, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Program Manager

Recently I conducted a quarterly session with a group of mentors and the following are key points they wanted me to convey to mentorees at their quarterly session. You may find these helpful to share as well:

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How to match mentoring pairs from 2 different areas of an organization

Posted on Thu, May, 14, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Program Manager

Recently I conducted a training session with a new group of pairs.  At the mentor training I had a former mentoree who made the following comment:

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Mentoring Program Managers: Conduct quarterly check-in meetings

Posted on Tue, Mar, 24, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Program Manager

One of the activities we conduct when working with a Mentoring Program Manager (MPM) is to have quarterly meetings with the mentoring pairs.

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Mentoring Program Managers: Conduct a quarterly check-in meeting with participants

Posted on Tue, Mar, 24, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Program Manager

One of the activities we conduct when working with a Mentoring Program Manager (MPM) is to have quarterly meetings with the mentoring pairs.  

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How Mentorship Programs Have Changed Over 25 Years

Posted on Tue, Feb, 17, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Programs, Mentoring Program Manager

In reality, the dynamics of mentoring have really not changed in 25 years. The dynamics of the relationship continue to involve establishing a trusting relationship between the two partners.

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