Ms. Career Girl

The post ARE YOU BEING MENTORED INTO A CORNER? Mentors provide a ‘safe space’ to improve your technical or interpersonal works skills. For years, only men had mentors, and it was one reason women didn’t advance. Now, women are being mentored like never before. Mentors.

A Guide to Mentoring for Career Success

The Undercover Recruiter

The benefits of mentoring throughout various career stages has been the basis of many great debates. With the transition to a coaching leadership style, many individuals believe that this removes the need for promoting the benefits of mentor programs or seeking out a career mentor.

Challenge: Identify 3 Virtual Mentors

Career Realism

Challenge: Identify 3 Virtual Mentors. Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to identify three virtual mentors. Mentors are important influencers in your life. They are people who inspire you, shape you, and coach you. We call these people “virtual mentors.”

Need to Soar? Get a Mentor!

Catherines Career Corner

When it comes to the wisdom that you need to help you advance, your mentor will be the one there helping you to open doors. Get a Mentor! The saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, is applicable here.

How To Be A More Valuable Mentor 

Career Realism

What does it take to be a good mentor? Related: Mentoring Vs Managing: Does It Have To Be One Or The Other? However, the common denominators in what makes a good mentor will always include the following: An interest level in their subject and their mentee.

Advice for Choosing a Mentor to Help Grow Your Career

Career Makeover Coach

Having a mentor can make it easier to succeed in work or in life. Knowing how to choose a mentor can ensure that you make the most of this beneficial relationship. Building Your Network Change How You Work career help Coaching mentor tag1Here are some fundamental attributes to look for in an advisor, and a step-by-step guide to finding the right one for you. Traits to [.].

What good mentoring looks like

Penelope Trunk

So I hired her for a career coaching session because I knew if we talked on the phone she would remember me. If you want a great career you have to have a good network and you have to have good mentors and people can’t mentor you and be your network if they don’t know you.

Why YOU Need a Mentor.

Ms. Career Girl

This means reaching out and asking this person to mentor you either bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly as your coach. Here is why YOU need a Mentor: Undivided Focus on You. Typically, your mentor doesn’t sit next to you every day and your mentor does not know your boss.

Choosing a mentor to help you grow your career

Career Makeover Coach

Having a mentor can make it much easier to be successful in work or in life. Knowing how to pick out a mentor can help you make the most of that helpful relationship. Traits to Look for In a Mentor: 1. They don’t have to be rich and popular- anyone you respect and regard may be a perfect coach for you. Seek a mentor with applicable experience. A mentor is a facilitator and a sounding board. Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the Right Mentor For You: 1.

Why You Should be Mentoring Future HR Professionals


I partnered with my local SHRM chapter to start a mentoring program for HR students, recent grads, and new HR professionals last year and the results have been amazing. You don’t need to start your own mentoring program to “give back.”. This time of year is crazy busy for me.

Create Career Success By Becoming a Mentor

Career Realism

Success Tweet: Find a mentor. Mentors are positive people who will help you find the lessons in your experience and use them to move forward. This is a long post, because mentors are an important source of career advice. The term “mentor” comes from The Odyssey.

5 Reasons to Find a Career Mentor


Find answers to these and other questions by meeting with a career mentor. A career mentor will provide direction for your career future and will set the record straight on many of your work-related questions. The following are five reasons why a career mentor may be right for you.

I’ve Got a Mentor. Now What?


“You NEED a mentor!” So then you’ve also heard the anecdotes and research that supports the many benefits, both professionally and personally, from having a mentor? YOU have a mentor! Now that we’re on the level, let’s talk about how to get the most out of mentoring.

My Mentor Wrote a Book and YOU Really Need to Read It.

Ms. Career Girl

I can gush about 2 topics near and dear to my heart: Sales and mentors! After stalking his tweets and religiously reading his blog for months, I emailed Mike Weinberg and gave him no choice but to meet with me at Starbucks and he has been an AWESOME mentor ever since. Finally!

Why most career coaching fails

Penelope Trunk

The same variety of approach exists for career coaching as well. I think half of my coaching business is giving people in their 20s confidence to choose a life that their parents think is totally stupid. Finding a career MentoringMelissa left yesterday. She moved back to Austin.

What Does Being a Mentor Mean?

Water Cooler Wisdom

I received this e-mail from a reader, and it’s not the first time I’ve gotten this question: Dear Alexandra:  A college graduate asked me to be her mentor.  Fortunately, a good mentor relationship doesn’t necessarily entail that you become your mentee’s third parent.  You don’t have to turn a mentoring engagement into your next giant project. 

Top Career Experts to Follow in 2018

Professional Resume Services

debrawheatman Resume writer and career coach offering tips and insight into job search and resume writing. hireimaging Barb Pool is a career strategist, coach, and resume writer with over 30 years of experience. susanwhitcomb Resume writing pioneer, trainer, and job coach.

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10 Tips on Building Coaching Skills for Work

Position Ignition

In the last 10 years or so, coaching has become well used in work, in business and within organizations. This is what we will be discussing in detail in our live and interactive lunchtime webinar on Building Coaching Skills for Work on Tuesday 6th August at 1-2pm GMT.

6 Steps to Engaging with Your Workforce

The Undercover Recruiter

Employer 10eighty career conversations Coaching feedback Liz Sebag-Montifiore MentoringEngaged employees demonstrate higher levels of performance, commitment, and loyalty. To build an engaged workforce, there are all sorts of things you can use to inspire employees.

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How To Keep Your Best Employees

The Undercover Recruiter

The mistake I have seen many make is to leave her to her own devices – “ she is doing great, she doesn’t need any coaching, she is a free spirit (etc) ”. Spend time coaching her to develop new skills, learn new techniques, expand her knowledge, and share the experiences you have had.

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The 5 Professional Development Pillars of Real-Life Career Girls

Ms. Career Girl

According to Adriane Wilson, who owns the executive coaching and training firm Strengths Zone , self-inventory and career planning are the foundation for professional development and career success. Create Organic Mentor Relationships.

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How Leadership Coaching Helped a BBC Executive Take On Her Toughest Challenge

Position Ignition

With the aid of coaching. Osman started having coaching sessions soon after she arrived at the BBC in 1999. The answer lies in the characteristics of high quality coaching, characteristics she saw for herself and benefited from. Source: Coaching and Mentoring by Jane Renton.

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How Mentoring Relationships Helped Create the Thornburg International Value Fund

Position Ignition

At Position Ignition , a lot of the key concepts associated with mentoring form an important part of the career guidance programmes we provide to our clients.

2003 10

What INFJs need most (I know because I’ve coached almost all of them)

Penelope Trunk

Two days ago I was pacing my living room coaching an INFJ and it went like many coaching sessions with INFJs. It’s fun to mentor someone who takes advice well. This course runs December 4 – 7 at 7pm Eastern includes four days of video sessions and email-based materials.

update: how can I back out of a mentoring relationship?

Ask A Manager

We have a late-breaking update in our “where are they now” update series: Remember the letter-writer wondering about how to back out of a mentoring relationship that was more like intensive remedial coaching ? update: how can I back out of a mentoring relationship?

How to manage a career in 2012

Penelope Trunk

Get tons of coaching. I have always been a huge fan of coaching. In fact, I think one of my biggest strengths is to get coaching from a wide range of people. For example, all high performers get a lot of coaching. I wanted a coaching session that changed my life.

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Daily Challenge: Be Coachable

Career Realism

A brilliant cocktail of hunger to win, top-of-the-line coaching, and talented players who were coachable. You don’t have to be on the football field in order to be coached. In fact, you probably get coached every single day at work by your boss, colleagues, mentors, and even customers.

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A Key Factor for Success

The Job Quest

But for each of those stories of triumph over adversity, there has been one common thread in them: there has been someone who has acted as a mentor/support/advocate for the person. Then, before the start of the 2015 season, Elliot Uzelac stepped in as head coach.

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Is Your Calendar Full? Did You Put In Margins?

Professional Resume Services

If you are having a hard time planning wisely, maybe you should consider talking to a mentor or career coach to get a bigger perspective on your life. This is the time of year when people suddenly realize the sun is shining and they are sick — sick of being inside.

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How Executive Coaching Helped Create One of the World’s Top Businesswomen

Position Ignition

The book Coaching and Mentoring by Jane Renton explains how Veera benefited from the effects of high quality executive coaching. As a result of her coaching sessions, Veera built up her inner confidence and started feeling more natural and comfortable around her colleagues. Veera Johnson is Head of Technology & Telecoms at Templewood, a New Merchant Bank focused on the private investment market.

Part I: The Fortunate Rock Stars Blessed by a Mentor


The Mentor. I had a moment of epiphany— find a mentor. Then, one of the tenured consultants let everyone know that she would be my mentor. My mentor walked in the room and placed her hand on my shoulder, smiled, and walked away.

8 Tips for Managing Summer Interns

Water Cooler Wisdom

Interns should be mentored, not watched like a hawk.  Best Practices Coaching Communication Entry Level Management Mentoring Millennials People Skills Productivity Project ManagementIt's that time of year again! College students and recent grads are starting their summer internships and their managers are wondering how in the world they're going to keep them occupied while providing a valuable experience.

How to recover from a bad decision

Penelope Trunk

In case you don’t remember, Kate was a homeless teen I found myself coaching in Florida. MentoringMany of you have asked what happened with Kate. When I realized she was homeless I bought her a plane ticket to come to my house. We made our guest room into her room.

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Mentoring Your Successor


Only a few games into the season, the organization has decided to fire head coach, Mike Brown. The Los Angeles Lakers are off to a shaky start to their 2012-2013 NBA season. As of Monday morning, they had hired Mike … Continue reading → Uncategorized Leadership Planning succession planning Teamwork Workgroup

Becoming A Business Coach: Is It Right For You?

Tim's Strategy

A few are consulting or coaching others. So for those of you with an open mind to starting something new, here’s something to think about: Become a business coach – click here to learn more. Has starting a coaching business been on your mind? What is a Business coach?

So You Want to Become a Manager. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Great One?

The Job Quest

Executive coach and author Harrison Monarth wrote a post for Harvard Business Review. They coach. You could discover an approach to a problem you hadn’t considered before, or you may identify someone who would be a good mentor to others who are struggling. “Coach.”

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So you hired a life coach?!?! Yep even in HR!


I try to be everything to everybody, nurse, friend, coach, personal shopper etc. By the guidance of many of my mentors I sat down and had a serious conversation with myself. I needed to hire my own coach. I am now working with a personal business coach twice a month.

6 New Year Career Resolutions For You

Catherines Career Corner

Written by Catherine Adenle If you are keen to develop your career further this year, then ensure that you have some New Year resolutions to help your career. To guide you, here in Catherine’s Career Corner, we have provided you with [.].

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How Much Time Do You Actually Need with Your Boss?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Best Practices Coaching Communication Daily Life Job Satisfaction Mentoring Personal Development Professionalism Time Management According to a  Leadership IQ study “Optimal Hours with the Boss,”  most people spend only half the time they need with their boss. Employees

8 Bad Leadership Behaviors That Destroy Organizations

Career Realism

Good leaders know what their team members are doing, take the time to listen when they need mentoring and go to bat for them whenever necessary. Thanks for reading my post, and feel free to check out my coaching page. Check out her CareerHMO Coaching page.