We highly recommend this post covering the fundamental three stages of mentoring: peer, career, and life. The article breaks down when, with whom, and how often you should be engaging in a mentoring relationship. If you don't already have all three types of mentors, let this be inspiration for ensuring that you're getting the most out of your network! Read more here.

It's natural to be nervous about a first meeting with an influential figure in your life, but with these quick and easy tips, your introductory meeting with a mentor can be constructive, meaningful, and foundational for your future relationship. Read this article as to how to best prepare to meet your mentor.

Developing a culture of mentorship within your company isn't impossible, but it requires some consideration and due diligence. Read on for tips on establishing a mentoring program, setting up clear lines of communication, and fostering mutual respect and cooperation with the team. Read more here!

Kenneth Chenualt, CEO and Chairman of American Express, rightly pointed out that regular feedback is one of the hardest things to drive through an organization. Without a doubt, it is an imperative quality of an effective mentor. However, HR...
I was talking to my good friend Jacqui when these statements just popped out of me during our insightful conversation: "We shouldn't leave this planet like we leave a casino - made some money, lost some, met some interesting...
This week Billie Dragoo (named among the top 10 women entrepreneurs in the nation by Fortune Magazine, CEO RepuCare, and 2013 National Board Chair - National Association of Women Business Owners - NAWBO) has been in the San Francisco...
Common questions from organizations starting up a new mentoring program are about mentors and mentees working at a distance: How does distance mentoring work? Is it as effective as local mentoring? On 2 May 2013, the National Public Radio show called...
While  MentorCloud was at TiEcon “The World’s Largest Conference for Entrepreneurs” last weekend mostly to help run the MentorConnect program and to meet current and future customers, we did get to see some of the presentations in between doing business.  I attended several...

IMG_5719 Many mentees are looking for a mentor who is like themselves in some particular way: a person with whom they feel commonality. Seeking "someone like me" can cover a broad range of characteristics...

As one of the leaders at MentorCloud, I get occasionally asked this question - what's in it for the Mentors? I think this question should never arise if a person has ever been a mentor. Just this week alone, two of my mentees made my day - one of them successfully completed college and received three fantastic job offers. Another is getting ready for round 2 of a business plan competition at MIT, to launch his 3rd social venture....

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