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Battle Stress and Burnout with a Virtual Mentoring Program

Like everything else, workplace mentoring programs have had to pivot this year with the new way we live and work and the current needs of humans. However, we’ve found some silver lining though with new insights that drive utilization and connection. Overall, the roadblocks of the year have helped to encourage new ways of communicating for mentors and mentees and the blockers have lessened. Prior to the pandemic, the predominant preference for mentoring was for in person. The idea of

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Good Questions to Ask Your Mentor

As you think about cultivating mentoring relationships, initially, it is important to consider your personal and professional goals and what areas you want to grow in as you evaluate potential mentors who can help you along the way. As you prepare for a mentoring conversation, it is even more important to ponder what questions you want to ask, based on what you hope to learn. The following list is a good starting point for critical questions and topics to discuss

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Engage Mentoring LIVE Featuring Stephanie Newell

Each quarter, we conduct an Engage Mentoring LIVE event featuring successful leaders across the country sharing their perspective on leadership and mentoring. I had the great pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Newell for our recent Engage Mentoring LIVE session. Stephanie Newell, Organization Builder at Crossover for Work, holds two science degrees in psychology and human resources development and has focused her career on helping small and mid-size companies develop people operations and strategies.  She has spent the last ten years leading

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Good Questions to Ask Your Mentee

As you consider becoming a mentor, first, you need to understand your mentee’s personal and professional goals, think about what areas you have demonstrated success and experience in, and how you can best help your mentee. As you prepare for mentorship, it’s important to think about what questions you want to ask your mentee in order to determine how you can best help him or her. The following list of questions and topics is a good starting point for discussion

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Indiana Chamber Announces Mentoring Partnership to Help Companies Skill Up Their Workforce, Engage With Employees

July 14, 2020 (INDIANAPOLIS) —  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is offering a new service to help Hoosier employers skill up their workforce and keep employees further engaged as remote work continues for many. The organization is partnering with Indiana-based Engage Mentoring to connect employees with mentors to help them grow their skills on a variety of topics. The model uses a proprietary software system to assist employees in career development by forging relationships with qualified mentors throughout the business

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Mentoring Programs for Employee Resource Groups

It is a common belief that mentoring relationships can form naturally within an organization. However, leadership may not make time to take employees under their wing, employees may not take the initiative to ask, or there may be a lack of available mentors. Building a mentoring program from scratch can seem daunting. Employee Resource Groups are often formed to try to naturally foster mentoring relationships as a retention strategy for diverse populations. Usually, these groups are run by volunteers with

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Interview with a Leader – Courtney Simpkiss

Each quarter, we conduct an Engage Mentoring LIVE event featuring successful leaders across the country sharing their perspective on leadership and mentoring. I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Courtney Simpkiss for our recent Engage Mentoring LIVE session. Courtney is Gibson’s Chief Growth Officer (CGO) and part of the executive leadership team. She drives overall revenue, profitability, and growth. Courtney has a passion for helping organizations and individuals achieve their goals. She intuitively understands how Strategy, Client Experience, Marketing,

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Avoiding Common Mentoring Pitfalls

Unfortunately, there are many common pitfalls that can derail a mentoring relationship before it has an opportunity to take hold.  Here are some of the most common and what you can do to avoid them: Being unclear related to a role It is important to understand the role you are playing in the mentoring relationship, what the expectations are, and what the intended outcome is. Not investing the time It is important to be patient with the process and take

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Participant Interview: Where They’re Headed with Engage Mentoring

We’ve been talking to some of our clients to get their feedback on how the Engage Mentoring program has benefited their employees. I sat down to talk to Sara Yarian from Metal Technologies about how their participation came to be and where it’s going. Metal Technologies is a premier metal casting company that uses modern technology and a highly productive workforce to produce the best quality product. Their commitment to re-investing in their operating made them a perfect candidate for

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Interview with a Leader: Engage Mentoring LIVE Featuring Amy Woodall

Each quarter, we conduct an Engage Mentoring LIVE event featuring successful leaders across the country sharing their perspective on leadership and mentoring. I had the great pleasure of interviewing Amy Woodall for our recent Engage Mentoring LIVE session. Amy Woodall is the Executive Vice President of Trustpointe, Inc., an award-winning franchise of Sandler Training. Specializing in the DISC behavioral model and the Sandler Selling System, Amy is a sought-after speaker and trainer through Indiana and across the country. Amy offers

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