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Express Appreciation Regularly To Enrich Your Mentoring Relationship

Each year, January is the month designated to celebrate mentoring. It’s a curious thing to have one month dedicated to mentoring. Every month is a good month for Mentoring! Perhaps the notion is to raise awareness for this special and influential form of developmental relationship. 

Over the last couple weeks I’ve seen a variety...

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What Exactly Is Mentoring?

Originally published 1/25/2011. Most recent update 1/22/2022

Mentoring is the act of helping someone learn.

Mentoring is one type of supportive relationship in your overall developmental network: the group of people you turn to and rely on for input, advice and ideas to help you along the way. It is a relationship that you have...

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Five Ways To Navigate Uncertainty

• I’m not sure.

• I don’t know

• I’ll wait and see

• I’m not ready yet.

• What if I’m wrong?

• What if I change my mind?

Sound familiar? The sounds of inaction. Being stuck. Immobile. 

We’ve all used these phrases at one time or another and yes, sometimes it is wise to...

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Spark Your Creativity In 8 Minutes A Day: Interview With Book Coach Lisa Tener

“You make something and you hope it inspires people. To actually see their faces light up as they encounter it--that's so fulfilling.”
 
Lisa Tener, writing coach and author, is launching her latest book project today! It’s more than a book however. It’s the culmination of her many years of experience helping...
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Three Often Hidden Pillars Behind Persistence

Photo: Carol Ward with her partner David and her daughters Nicole and Kayla (graduating) 

Everyone has moments when they want to stop moving forward. On a run, at work, hitting a learning curve with a new skill, after a discouraging turn of events. Sometimes we take these challenges in stride. Other times we feel our resolve drain away...

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Over-focusing On Clarity Can Get In The Way of Achieving Your Objective

 

At the time of this post, the feature photos of me on my website were about five years old. I really liked those photos. They captured the essence of what I wanted to convey - colour, mood, energy. 

But they were five years old. Of course I’ve changed and I want the representation of me to be  accurate. Or, speaking more...

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From The FBI to Entrepreneur: Finding Career Fulfillment Through Calculated Risk & Quality Mentoring

Stacy Eldridge worked in cybersecurity for the FBI for many years, scouring devices for evidence of criminal activity. The job was a great fit for a long time but it was an opportunity she hadn't considered pursuing until a moment of uncertainty shook her out of her comfort zone. 

You Just Need The Next Step 

 While working on her...

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Lessons From The Forest On Navigating The Discomfort Of Transition

 

Transition can be exciting or it can be scary. Sometimes it's a bit of both. It’s rarely boring. Or so I thought. 

To my surprise, on my run in the forest a few days ago, I was bored. The path was dry. It was a beautiful day. Usually I’m thrilled to be out on the trails. Not this time. I was bored. 

Being out...

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Ready To Be An Entrepreneur? Three Proven Success Tips

 
“The journey is going to be interesting, no matter what you do. There’s going to be ups and downs and it’s not going to go according to plan, but it is going to be your journey.”

Earlier this year, I attended the virtual 2021 Strike Up Conference celebrating women entrepreneurs who #choosetochallenge. Manjit...

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Turning A Dream Into Reality By Challenging Old Stories

Photo: Rachel (left) and Mandy enjoying a happy moment during class. 

"I wanted to be an RMT forever...I thought I wasn't smart enough." 

Interview and writing by Lyndsay Barrett

When Rachel McLelland enrolled in the Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) program at a college in British Columbia, she knew she was taking a huge step in...

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