Meet the Engage Mentoring Team: Yalonda Brown

Yalonda Brown President of Diversity Initiatives As the President of Diversity Initiatives for Engage Mentoring, Yalonda will be responsible for leading the national expansion of the Project Lead for Women program, which is in alignment with her experience and core values. Yalonda Brown is a seasoned professional whose expertise spans over 20 years in both […]

Meet the Engage Mentoring Team: Liz Yust

Liz Yust Regional Sales Manager Liz Yust is the Regional Sales Manager at Engage Mentoring, helping to lead sales efforts through the leadership and development of our Market Leaders Team.   Liz strives to be a servant leader as she loves to ensure people are seen, heard and accomplishing their big, hairy, audacious goals. With over […]

My Passion and Purpose: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by Yalonda Brown

At my core, the Engage mission resonates with me on so many levels.   If it were not for organizations investing in my development, along with mentors who cared enough to nurture my potential and help me bring my best to each growth experience, I would not be prepared for such an amazing opportunity to […]

Meet the Engage Mentoring Team: Lamya Cruz

Lamya Cruz Partnership Coordinator Lamya Cruz was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz received her Bachelor of Science from Western Governors University in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management. In her current role as a Partnership Coordinator for Engage Mentoring, Cruz has incorporated her education and previous sales experience to drive […]

Meet the Engage Mentoring Team: Robert Beltz

Robert Beltz Client Success Director Robert is the Client Success Director at Engage Mentoring, helping companies attract, develop, and retain a diverse population of employees by developing leaders through mentorship. His role is to support colleges and universities looking to make a significant impact with their students by offering the Developing Leaders Fellows program, to […]

Meet the Engage Mentoring Team: Alison Martin

Alison Martin Founder and Chief Partnerships Officer Alison is the Founder and Chief Partnerships Officer for Engage Mentoring and the author of the book, “Learning to Lead Through Mentoring“.  She has two kids and enjoys paddle boarding, traveling, and yoga in her spare time.   How does your role help contribute to the growth and […]

The Developing Leaders Program: Bring Employee Engagement to the Next Level

Engage Mentoring’s signature program is our Developing Leaders Program. This is a 12-month cohort-based leadership development program where participants (typically employees) get access to mentors both inside and outside of the company on the basis of topics they want to learn more about. Prior to starting the program, will complete a pre-assessment that determines their […]

Diversity, Equity, and Mentoring: Make Them Part of Your Inclusion Strategy

The basis for any great diversity development strategy should include the inclusion aspect of what the organization is doing to make sure all employees feel supported, developed, and have access to critical relationships. Many times diversity programs start with a developing resource group to support employees, communicating that diversity is a priority for the employer. […]

Why Most Mentoring Programs Don’t Work: Part 1

Most mentoring programs fail because companies fail to take into account the clarity around matching mentor and mentee in terms of what the goals are and how to track outcomes. Leadership Mindset For any good mentoring program to work, there really needs to be buy-in from the top leadership and adoption at all levels. Philosophically, […]