How to Overcome the “Busy Schedule” Mentoring Challenge

Mentoring Meetings

What to Do When Your Mentoring Meetings Keep Changing
Did you ever have a mentor who didn’t quite make it to your scheduled mentoring meetings?

Where you were going weeks without getting together because of their shifting schedule, or because they were going a hundred directions at once?

Or maybe they’d cut short the meetings you did have because of countless interruptions.

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5 Tips on How to Find the Right Mentor for YOU in 2018

How to Find a Mentor

To start the New Year off well, here are FIVE TIPS that will get you ready to “get mentored”…and successfully!

Before you approach a potential mentor, learn about them. What makes them strong as a mentor and leader? Who have they mentored well previously? Speak to one of their mentees to learn about their experience. A mentor will be impressed that you have done your due diligence on where they shine.

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Mentoring like Socrates (Yep, the Greek Guy) — 5 Kinds of Questions You Need to Ask Your Mentee

Mentoring like Socrates - loribachman

Ancient History Quiz Question #1:
Q: Who was the way smart philosopher born in Greece, circa 470 B.C., wearer of fashion-forward long robes, unfortunate consumer of hemlock tea, who likely drove his parents to run for the closest carafe of juice of the vine with his constant barrage of questions?

A: You guessed it! Socrates himself.

Besides laying down the fundamentals of Western logic and critical thinking, Socrates had a few memorable mentees in his day, Plato and Xenophon to name a couple of his high pots.

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Mentoring and the Forgotten Power of “With”


“Would you go with me if we rolled down streets of fire?”
Josh Turner, country singer


It’s the simplest little word in the world.

When it comes to mentoring, it is often the most forgotten word in the world.

The word “with” might be short, simple and one of a 150 everyday prepositions in the English language, but it has enormous power to change you and most every relationship you have.

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What Can You Learn from Maya Angelou, “Mentor Extraordinaire?”

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou said, “In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care.”

We lost a powerful voice in the past week when Maya Angelou passed, but her voice will continue on. Ms. Angelou had a life of mentoring and touched the lives of millions who have had joy in reading her works. In the fuller quote below, she speaks to the role of a mentor in her relatable yet eloquent way:

“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care.

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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.