Laura Francis's posts

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Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Your Mentor?

All good things must come to an end...even your mentoring relationship. Try these tips when it's time to say goodbye to your mentor.

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Expressing Gratitude in Mentoring

Taking the time to explicitly state why you are grateful to be in this mentoring relationship with your mentee or mentor can be a great conversation starter. Here are some tips to get you going.

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Which Mentor Matching Option Is Right for You?

When you’re designing your mentoring program, one of the biggest factors you will need to determine is how you want mentees and mentors to be matched. Is self-directed or administrator matching ...

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Mentoring Programs Are Not One Size Fits All

After nearly 20 years in the mentoring software business, here are three lessons we've learned with our clients on how to make mentoring programs successful. They are not one-size-fits-all!

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5 Mentoring Activities You Can Try Today

Are things feeling stale in your mentoring relationship? Are you feeling stuck? Have you run out of ideas? Try these five mentoring activities to bring some zip back into your learning relationship.

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Do More with Mentoring

From mentees and mentors to administrators and companies themselves, we see the value that mentoring can bring to each group. How can you do more with mentoring?

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What Does Success Look Like to You?

Success looks different for each of us, and it can even look different for us as we grow and change. Here is what success in mentoring could look like.

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How to Mentor Introverts

Not everyone is comfortable networking or finding a mentor. Yet mentoring can be a great development tool for everyone, even introverts. Administrators can try these three things to get more ...

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Mentee and Mentor Training and Services Set River Apart

Mentoring providers should offer you more than a one-time software purchase with periodic updates. You need support, guidance, training, and consulting to help you plan and execute your mentoring ...

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5 Hidden Treasures in Mentoring Software

River mentoring software is full of features and functionality that make it easier for administrators to run a mentoring program and easier for mentees and mentors to take part in mentoring. ...

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What Is Mentoring?

People often talk about mentors as their coaches, guides, teachers, advocates, and advisors. They sometimes use these terms interchangeably with “mentor” because it helps give a ...

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5 Questions All Mentees Should Ask

Mentoring can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially for mentees as they embark on a mentoring relationship and try to figure out what areas they want to focus on, what goals they want ...

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Sage Advice for Mentors

Most people feel it is a great privilege to be asked to be someone’s mentor, a sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly. It can also be a little humbling and overwhelming at times to be ...

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Don’t Let Mentoring Just Become a Fad

Social media provides a powerful way to have voices heard that would not normally have a platform or space to share their views. Yet with the growth of social media, people too often talk over ...

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Mentoring Makes Employees Happy and Productive

Mentoring can be a great equalizer, giving employees access to leaders, knowledge sources, and collaboration opportunities that may otherwise elude them. We’ve helped our clients attain ...

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So what are you waiting for? Contact River today to schedule a demo of our mentoring software.