January was National Mentoring Month. Mentoring can be one of the most beneficial tools in your career toolbox, but it can be intimidating to figure out how to get someone to mentor you, and it can be easy to give up if you sense a prospective mentor or mentee isn’t excited about working with you. We addressed aspects of mentoring in depth on the blog during January in the Apochromatik Guide to Mentoring, and provided the Apochromatik Mentor Finder: The Five Step Method to Find Your Mentor, a free tool you can download to start working on finding your mentors.Read More
Amy M. Gardner is cited extensively on Ivy Exec's new article, "Mentor Versus Sponsor: The Differences and How to Find and Work With Them." Check it out as National Mentoring Month comes to a close.
During National Mentoring Month, we’ve talked about mentor and mentee expectations, and differences between sponsors, mentors, coaches, and friends. We also addressed how to know whether you’re ready to be a mentor. Today, we’re tackling the three types of mentors that every professional needs to succeed. If as you read this, you realize you’re missing one or more of these three essential mentor types, know that you’re not alone, and download the free Apochromatik Mentor Finder tool by joining the Apochromatik email list.Read More
January is National Mentoring Month, so we’ve been focusing on mentoring here on the Apochromatik blog.
We’ve addressed differences between sponsors, mentors, coaches, and friends , mentor and mentee expectations, and the one thing you must do to make the most of a formal mentoring program. Tomorrow we will cover the three types of mentors that every professional needs to succeed. If as you read this, you realize you’re missing one or more of these three essential mentor types, know that you’re not alone, and download the free Apochromatik Mentor Finder tool by joining the Apochromatik email list to get a jumpstart.
But today we are addressing a question we’ve been asked many times: How do you know whether you’re ready to be a mentor?Read More
As National Mentoring Month draws to a close, this week’s Video of the Week is actually a webinar on making the most of a mentoring relationship.
Click the image below to register and view the free webinar.
Not everyone is involved in formal mentoring programs, but we’ve had several requests to address how to make them more worthwhile.
Before we jump into that topic, though, January is National Mentoring Month, so we’ve talked about mentor and mentee expectations, and about differences between sponsors, mentors, coaches, and friends. Later this week we will tackle the three types of mentors that every professional needs to succeed, but if you can’t wait to get started strengthening your own mentor relationships, download the Apochromatik Mentor Finder tool by joining the Apochromatik email list.
Back to how to make the most of a formal mentoring program.Read More
Last week we addressed the differences between mentoring, sponsorships, coaching, and friendships, and delved deeper into mentoring. This week, we’ll focus on what mentors and mentees want from each other. When mentors and mentees have differing expectations, problems can crop up in the relationship or, even worse, cause it to fall apart completely. By understanding what your counterpart wants, your relationship can be positive and productive for both of you.Read More
Mentoring month continues. This week, Chip Conley, the author of “Wisdom at Work: Making the Modern Elder," discusses intergenerational mutual mentorship and the importance of the diversity of age in the workplace.
The best time to start to create a career that you are excited about starts right now in the first quarter of 2019. Take 12 minutes to start the process and learn some key insights from Chip Conley’s time at Airbnb.
Mentoring is often touted as a solution to problems in the workplace, from retention and promotion of women and people of color to increasing camaraderie and overall job satisfaction. While mentoring is not a panacea, it is a tool that can, through thoughtfully designed programs and invested participants, move the needle on all of those. But, while Apochromatik’s services include working with employers to design mentoring programs and ensure they’re effective, not everyone has quite figured out that they need us. (Side note: if your employer’s mentoring program needs our advice, or if you’re involved in a non-profit with a mentoring program that could benefit from a quick training for mentors and mentees, let us know.)
As we launch this series on mentoring, this week we’ll address the difference between mentors, sponsors, friends, and coaches. In future posts we’ll address tips to be a good mentor, tips to be a good mentee, the three types of mentors you need in your career, and more – all to help you find and foster the kind of mentoring relationships that can help you succeed.Read More
Tim Ferriss, the author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" and "Tribe of Mentors," says the best mentors won't give you all the answers, but will give you the ability to find the answers yourself. In less than two minutes you can gain clarity about creating a great mentor relationship.
The best time to start to create a career that you are excited about starts right now in the first quarter of 2019. Take 2 minutes to start the process.
“Get a mentor” is common career advice. In this week’s Apochromatik Video of the Week, Lori Hunt discusses how mentoring made a difference in her own career and life, and the positive impact of mentoring on both mentors and mentees. After you watch this quick TedxCCS talk, register here for the free webinar Amy M. Gardner is conducting this Thursday on how to build and utilize effective mentoring relationships.