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Why The Invisible Mentor Does What it Does
After a lot of soul search, I decided to narrow my target audience to female, business professionals, aged 35 to 49 years. I cannot be everything to everyone, and I think that I can have an impact on this age group. Moving forward the posts will change. If you’re female, business professional, in the target group, who likes to effectively manage her career, then The Invisible Mentor is the gathering spot for you.
- Inspirational business success stories.
- Interviews with successful people who act as invisible mentors.
- Book summaries and reviews to teach you lessons (Includes books off the beaten path).
- Tools and tips to make you more efficient at work.
How We Do What We Do
No one ever succeeds alone today! We are living in the age of collaboration. Ongoing learning is a fact of life. We provide you with the most important tools to succeed. But we cannot do it alone, we need your help. You have to take action.
For instance, learning from people who have successfully travelled the path you’re on, is one way to attain professional success. We’ll provide interviews with successful people, but it’s up to you, to read the interviews, extracting the sections that are applicable to you.
The World Economic Forum has identified the 10 skills needed for future jobs. These are the 10 workplace skills you need to thrive in the future. It’s a basic job skills list, so I’ve added some other skills I think are also important based on my experiences. These skills are aligned with the Strategic Reading Challenge to help you get the skills needed for future jobs.
You’ll find articles and books on the skills you need to acquire to thrive in 2020. And there are tons of tools and resources to help you to perform your role at work better.
What We Can Do For You
Develop Anniversary Booklets & Success Stories
Are you stumped by how to celebrate an important milestone in your company? Or do you want to capture your clients’ success stories?
Clients hire me to do that for them!
I’m Avil Beckford, a writer and expert interviewer. With over 20 years of experience interviewing people, I can interview your key stakeholders, transforming the interviews into an anniversary booklet. Clients have used their anniversary booklet as a marketing tool. I will also interview your clients, turning the interview into success stories.
- Do you want to accelerate your career?
- Are you looking to develop the skills needed for future jobs?
- Do you have what it takes to succeed in the global workplace?
- Are you looking for tips on how to understand and get along with different types of people?
- Are you looking for that one idea that can transform your life?
- Are you looking to to learn how to cross-pollinate ideas?
- Are you looking for a technique that demonstrates how reading is a path to success?
If you answered yes to most of the questions, then the Read the World Extreme Reading Challenge is for you! Sign-up the Read the World Challenge today and let me help you to reach your career goals!
I’m developing a Book Lover’s Toolkit to help you get the most out of reading the right books.
The Invisible Mentor System
Are you too busy to figure out what you need to learn to remain relevant in the workplace?
As a bookaholic and continuous learner, I can help you with that as well. I have created The Invisible Mentor System, which is a streamlined process for self-improvement. Let me walk you through the process.
If you are interested in expert interviewing, please contact me at Avil Beckford: 1-647-238-8143 or avil @ theinvisiblementor dot com. Or you can visit the Services page.
About Avil Beckford
How the invisible mentor idea was born.
While on my morning walk in Toronto’s High Park in the fall of 2007, “Tales of People Who Get It is your Board of Invisible Mentors” pops into my consciousness. I quickly pull my mini notebook and pen out of my back pocket and jot down my epiphany. I had thought about how to describe my book for a few months, but wasn’t sure where to start, so I let it percolate for a while. Board of Invisible Mentors made perfect sense to me because when I face a challenge, I remember parts of the interviews I conducted for the book and I would know exactly what to do, or how to proceed.
Later that day, I confide in a friend about my epiphany, and she tells me that the idea is pure genius. Then she says that the idea is ahead of its time, so I should alter it to, Tales of People Who Get It is your Board of Mentors. This doesn’t work for me because “invisible” is what makes it so special. Discouraged, I park my idea for nearly eighteen months.
Have you ever postponed your dreams because of naysayers?
The Invisible Mentor was BORN in March 2009 in the form of a blog, and has evolved over the years to be much more. My name is Avil Beckford, also known as, Expert Interviewer, Ghost Blogger, Writer, Author and Chief Reading Evangelist. But I am also the girl next door, who is always working on improving her situation. I am a voracious reader, and I cannot remember a period in my life when I wasn’t reading books. I am embarking on an informal classical education, and you are the beneficiary! Each month, I invest over 200 hours of my time reading books and culling the great ideas, as well as researching great thinkers. I present you with invisible mentors – unique leaders you can learn things from by observing them from a distance or by reading about them – in the form of interviews with highly accomplished people, mini biographies of wise people and great thinkers, and hybrid book reviews and summaries, what I call SummaReviews. The Invisible Mentor blog bridges the new ideas with old ones. Imagine the great ideas you’ll generate by being exposed to old and forgotten ideas! What that means for you and for me is that we can use old and forgotten, but not outdated ideas, to solve today’s problems.
The next step for me is developing the invisible mentor model, putting together a literary salon and a membership site, and I would love it if you joined me on the journey! And I also intend to write a book about the journey to an informal liberal arts education.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, please subscribe to the blog and connect with me on social media (The Follow Buttons are at the top of the page for easy access). And if you are interested in my expert interviewing, ghost blogging or other services, please visit the Services page.