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4 Types of Mentors You Should Have

At Engage Mentoring, we teach that everyone should have what we call a “Personal Board of Directors”, which means multiple people who can offer different perspectives that will help support you as you grow your career. Often, we think that we just need one mentor to guide us through life, but it’s so important to have these four different types of mentors at a minimum. We encourage everyone to have at least one person that falls into one of these

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Announcing Engage Mentoring’s Black Leadership Initiative

We are so thrilled to share that we have partnered with an organization called Mission Fulfilled 2030 to provide mentorship opportunities for black college students from historically black colleges and universities across the nation. This is not only an amazing opportunity for the students participating but also for the companies part of sponsoring this program. They gain access to an incredible talent pipeline and, at the same time, developing their own leadership capacity by encouraging their employees to be both

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Announcing the Project Lead for Women Initiative

The Project Lead for Women Initiative is a program that is for women who want to accelerate their learning, build incredible relationships, and move fast toward their goals. Part of this initiative is the Project Lead for Women Mastermind series, which combines group coaching with one-on-one mentoring and allows women to build incredible relationships with other like-minded women in a small group setting and also gives them access to mentors on the basis of topics they choose for one-on-one sessions

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Deepen Your Organization’s Core Values by Better Leveraging Your Mentoring Program

First and foremost, it is important that every organization has core values identified. Core values help to guide an organization’s every decision, whether it is hiring or what they do from a business perspective and what their business practices are. If a business has established this as part of their culture and they really remain true to them, a mentoring program can be a powerful extension of those values. It ties them to specific competencies that all employees ideally have

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Speaking from Experience, Robert Beltz: Impact of Mentors for LGBTQ+ Employees

Mentoring can be beneficial for everyone and it really should be a priority, but especially for diverse talent. I feel that there is a natural barrier that exists, many times, that may be internally from diverse talent or even LGBTQ+, specifically, which may prevent them from feeling comfortable enough to reach out and ask for help or establish those helpful relationships. This is just one step you have to overcome in checking off a diversity category. But then, the additional

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Employee Turnover: Unconscious Bias and Mentoring

Without structure for mentoring, we generally assume that mentoring relationships are naturally occurring. And the reality is they are, but we tend to mentor younger versions of ourselves because of our unconscious bias.  Having a structured mentoring program addresses many of the key reasons that employees stay engaged with their work and cause them to want to stay. Knowing that they’re supported, knowing that someone at work cares about their development and that they are being developed in some form

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Employee Turnover: Why It Matters and How Mentoring Can Help

There is no other expense as significant to the employer in terms of costs and in lost productivity than employee turnover. At any given time, 73% of employees are looking for another job, which is a pretty staggering statistic when you consider that each employee lost can cost the employer up to one and a half times the salary of that person. Those dollars are quite significant. Even at the front line, where we see typically the most turnover, the

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Jennie Gerken, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union: A Testimonial

For me personally, what I’ve learned about mentoring and having a mentor or mentee is that it is more about the partnerships and the connections that we make with people than anything else. And it wasn’t until getting started and re-evaluating what was needed for me, for my whole-self and in my life, whether that be personally, professionally…What type of partnerships do I need to be connecting with? Up until that moment when I did the re-evaluation, I wasn’t able

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Jami Burdine, Gregory & Appel: A Testimonial

Mentoring has played a role in my life by allowing me to grow and learn from others who I feel may have been more experienced, have more wisdom in whatever the situation I was getting mentored on and being able to learn from someone that could give me candid feedback. It’s great to have someone on the outside and to have a different set of eyes on whatever topic it is, and I feel like they’ve just allowed me to

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Natalie Schraner, Indianapolis International Airport: A Testimonial

Unofficially, I’ve had mentors my entire professional career, I think a lot of the times this happens when you really don’t even sign up for it. It’s kind of a natural thing that happens with coworkers. And I think that the ability to connect with another professional is an invaluable experience. It’s just kind of an evolution of “I work with you and I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me”. We really value development at Indianapolis International Airport. It’s

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