(Lori keynoting at the The CMO Club Summit, Santa Monica, CA)


What Makes a Dynamic Mentoring Relationship? Five Powerful Proficiencies Mentors and Mentees Need

What is the difference between an average mentor or mentee and a great one?

The difference is the individual who possesses Five Powerful Proficiencies that spur forward any mentoring relationship.These are key business skills that ensure mentoring and organizational success.

Pragmatics | Passporting | Presence | Position | Passion

You might be an experienced mentor and just want to freshen up your skills. Perhaps, you are a new mentor who wants to step out confidently.You may be a mentee hoping to be mentored, but unsure where to start.


“Are You My Mentor?” — Finding the Right Mentor for You

In her book, Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, characterizes the search for a mentor to that of the questioning little bird in a much-loved children’s book, asking different objects and animals the question, “Are You my Mother?”The search for a mentor can become like that, with ever-present question in the mentee’s mind, “Are you my [next] mentor?”

Finding a good mentor, one that fits you and your goals, doesn’t have to be a bewildering search.


Dozing During your Mentoring Meeting? Wake up to the Power of “WITH” Mentoring

Have you ever shifted uncomfortably in your chair during your mentoring meeting as you wondered what to talk about next? Defaulting to a meeting under the florescent office lights and discussing the topic du jour oftentimes stalemates a potentially great mentoring relationship.

You can change those default habits. Go out into your real world and take your mentee with you. Ask your mentee to go with them into real life learning opportunities.


The Power of Mentoring to Create Diversity and Inclusion.

“Glass ceilings” and invisible barriers still exist in many organizations. How can that be changed?

Simply put, diversity training is often not enough. Employees leave those training sessions knowing more about diversity but might not have the tools or outlook to change their behavior. This keynoteserves up principles from Lori’s MentorShift process to help you and your organization build an inclusive and diverse team skilled atenriching the composition of your workplace.


For Women — Pay it Forward, Move Her Upward

“Anytime women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing.” — PhylliciaRashad

Encouraging women to find and be great mentors is smart business. When women help each other, rather than hurting one another, a strong foundation underlies the organization. Women are strongly positioned as the driving impetus behind U.S. labor force growth—projected to account for 51 percent of the increase in total growth through 2018, according to the U.S.


The “Mentor-Sponsor-Coach” — Should There Be Such a Person?

A frequent question in our workshops is “What’s the difference between a mentor and a coach, or even a sponsor for that matter?”

As mentors or mentees, you might be wondering how those roles should be divided and played out for yourselves. Recognizing that no person can be all things to all people, you’ll gain wisdom and inspiration as to which roles you will claim for yourself and which you would “delegate” to someone else. For the benefit of your mentee!



Lori Bachman created The MentorShift Group to equip mentors and mentees with a practical and powerful mentoring system. The system is designed to equip those who use it to, not only flourish in their own mentoring relationships, but to be able to transfer its success to others as well.