10 Essential Steps to Find and Choose the Right Mentor for You

Friday, March 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Lisa Fain, CEO, Center for Mentoring Excellence

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The value of having a mentor is undeniable. Among many other benefits, good mentors can help their mentees perform better at work, learn new skills, develop greater confidence, and make better decisions. However, one size does not fit all when it comes to finding the right mentor. There are several considerations and concrete action steps a mentee can take when choosing a mentor to ensure that the relationship is meaningful and effective.

In this webcast, you will learn:

  • the 10 steps you can take to find the right mentor
  • what criteria to use in determining whether someone would be the right mentor
  • how to start your relationship with your mentor so you can make the most of the mentoring experience.


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Lisa Fain
Lisa Fain

CEO, Center for Mentoring Excellence

Lisa Fain is the Center for Mentoring Excellence’s CEO and a leader in diversity and cross-cultural competency. Her passion for diversity and inclusion fuels her strong conviction that leveraging differences creates a better workplace and drives better business results. As senior director of diversity and inclusion at Outerwall Inc., Lisa spearheaded the development, establishment, and implementation of its diversity initiative. For over a decade, Lisa practiced law in a major multinational firm, where she counselled employers on creating inclusive policies and practices. She is a master facilitator, having trained thousands of employees at a variety of companies on how to create a better workplace and create better leaders through mentoring. Lisa also founded Vista Coaching, now a division of Center for Mentoring Excellence, which provides group coaching for professional women looking to design and live their best lives. She holds a BS in social policy from Northwestern University and a JD from Northwestern University’s School of Law.

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