10 Mentoring Tips to Guide You

The interviews on this blog are content rich, and there are times when important information goes unnoticed because there is just so much of it. I have extracted 10 tips based on the responses to the question, "As an invisible mentor, what advice do you have for my readers?" And remember that an invisible mentor is simply a unique leader you can learn from by observing them from a distance. I bring invisible mentors to you, so that you don't have to search for them. "Keep wishing, keep being positive about the dreams that you have because your dreams are attainable, you just have to keep going and don’t take no for an answer." Robin … [Read more...]

Mentoring Advice at Your Finger Tips

Think of the questions below while you are reading the blog post. How does the information relate to your work and life? What are five takeaways? What qualities do you have that are similar to the interviewees? How will those qualities aid your success? Tell me a little bit about yourself. Kevin Shea I was born in Montreal, and my family moved to Los Angeles when I was nine months old, and I’d like to say it was because I was having difficulty with two languages. My parents moved back to Canada, to Toronto when I was about 10. I grew up in Toronto and was involved as an actor when I was a kid and was always connected to … [Read more...]

Mentoring Advice at Your Finger Tips

I have taken the answers to specific questions from Kevin Shea's, Carrie Katz's and Lois Fallis' interview and presented them so you can compare and contrast. I will do this today and tomorrow and next week I will present another Invisible Mentor interview. Think of the questions below while you are reading the blog post. How does the information relate to your work and life? What are five takeaways? What qualities do you have that are similar to the interviewees? How will those qualities aid your success? Tell me a little bit about yourself. Kevin Shea I was born in Montreal, and my family moved to Los Angeles when I was … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Interviews Lois Fallis Part Two

There is a certain amount of raw honesty that comes out in the interviews, which allows you to understand people and put yourself in their shoes. When I asked Lois Fallis to name five people that she'd like to meet, two of the five people were family members who have died, that's not so strange because other interviewees have done that. It made me think how important it is for us, not to wait, but to let the people in our lives whom we love and appreciate know how we feel. Here's what Lois said: "I think that I’d like to meet my mom again to tell her that I appreciated what she did in her music world and how she encouraged us. I’d tell her … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Interviews Lois Fallis

"Make it work," is a phrase that was used in the Fallis' household. If there was a problem, people talked it through and negotiated. People didn't leave the table upset and not speaking to each other. If each of us lived that phrase, we would have less problems in our world today. When Lois Fallis said those words, I really heard what she had to say because I often get upset because I feel like I am not being heard, and I am referring to professional situations as well. It's my responsibility to make sure that I have a voice at the table. How about you, do you make it work? Lois Fallis is over 80 years old, so there is much that we can … [Read more...]