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    MEDIA OVERVIEW

    Ellen shares her 8 Tips For Finding a Mentor on Forbes.com
    (HERE) Though the best mentor-protégé relationships evolve organically, it’s possible to go out and find a mentor, says Ellen Ensher, a professor of management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and author of Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Get the Most out of Their Relationships. In a human resources course she teaches each semester, Ensher assigns students to go out and find their own mentors.

    As MM. LaFleur’s “Woman of the Week”, Ensher discusses how to use courage rituals to approach a mentor and shares her tips for integrating mentoring into your busy life. Click here to read the article.

    MEDIA OVERVIEW

    Ellen shares her 8 Tips For Finding a Mentor on Forbes.com
    HOW TO FIND AND USE A MENTOR (HERE) Though the best mentor-protégé relationships evolve organically, it’s possible to go out and find a mentor, says Ellen Ensher, a professor of management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and author of Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Get the Most out of Their Relationships. In a human resources course she teaches each semester, Ensher assigns students to go out and find their own mentors.

    As MM. LaFleur’s “Woman of the Week” Ensher discusses how to use courage rituals to approach a mentor and shares her tips for integrating mentoring into your busy life. Click here to read the article.

    More Media

    Watermark Conference for Women: Find Your Tribe – Building a Team of Mentors
    As an invited thought leader, Ellen led a session in which panelists discussed the importance of finding multiple mentors with separate areas of expertise. The session can be found HERE.

    LeadX Leadership Podcast with Kevin Kruse
    In this podcast, Ellen discusses the secrets to finding life-changing personal and professional mentors. Click here.

    Mel Magazine: How Do You Talk to Your Boss About Burnout?
    Dr. Ensher shares her advice on having productive conversations with your boss, as well as the importance of a balanced work life. Click here.

    Webinar: Power Mentoring – A Discussion with Ellen Ensher
    In this webinar, Ellen discusses her book while answering questions from the moderator and the audience. Click here.

    NYSSCPA NextGen: Mentors – Valuable Both in and Outside a Firm
    In this article, Ellen discusses the importance of building a network of mentors, both inside and outside your company. Click here.

    Bloomberg Podcast with Rebecca Greenfield
    In this 2019 Bloomberg podcast, reporter Rebecca Greenfield tries out Ellen Ensher’s steps to getting a mentor including a truly inspiring courage ritual. Give it a listen for the steps and humorous mis-steps related to finding a mentor.
    Click here.

    Fast Company: These are the six things the best mentors never do.
    Mentoring is tough. Get better at it by avoiding these common missteps.
    Click here.

    CNN Money: How to email a potential new mentor – the right way
    Emailing a potential new mentor can be scary. Here are some tips that will get mentoring relationships off to a great start! Check out this story on CNNMoney

    Inc: Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018
    Ellen was recently named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018 on Inc.com. You can see the complete list by clicking HERE.

    The do’s and don’ts of finding a mentor in your first job
    Ellen was interviewed by USA Today and NerdWallet writer, Brianna McGuran, about tips to help new college graduates find a mentor in their first job. There were some great ideas in the article that can apply to new graduates and more experienced professionals. Read the article HERE.

    Forbes: Why Entrepreneurs Should Look Beyond A Mentor’s Gender, Race And Age
    A recent Forbes article titled, “Why Entrepreneurs Should Look Beyond A Mentor’s Gender, Race And Age” quoted Ellen on a couple of occasions.” quoted me on a couple of occasions. Read the article HERE.

    Fast Company: 6 Ways To Be A Kick-Ass Mentor
    There are mentors, and then there are kick-ass mentors. And if you’re going to take on the mantle of giving someone else career guidance, insight, and advice, you might as well aspire to greatness. Read the article HERE.

    Fast Company: 7 tricks to make time for mentoring even when you’re too busy.
    Taking on a mentee can be demanding of your time. Here’s how both mentor and mentee can get the most out of the investment. Read the article HERE.

    Wall Street Journal Citation: Finding and Working With the Right Mentor
    Click here to read more.

    Entrepreneur Magazine: Forget Advisors — How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor
    Dr. Ensher was interviewed by Gwen Moran, a writer for Entrepreneur Magazine, where they discussed how to connect with power mentors and develop relationships with them. Read the article HERE.

    Money Magazine: Be a mentor. Get ahead by giving back
    Everybody knows that getting a mentor can help you in your career but what about having a protégé- how can that help you? And yes, we can all use some “good person” social capital but what about cold hard cash? Recent studies show that people who mentors other financial as well as emotional dividends. I had the pleasure of speaking with a Money Magazine reporter about this idea. Read it HERE.

    MindTools Podcast
    In this podcast, Dr. Ensher speaks about the basics of how to get a mentor and how to succeed. She shares personal stories and research on best practices. Click here.

    Wall Street Journal Citation: With Bad Mentors, “It’s better to break up than make up
    In this Wall Street Journal article I discuss how to break up with bad mentors gracefully. Ideally, it is best to salvage mentoring relationships and address problems directly, but sometimes it is not possible and this article will provide strategies to help you break up professionally.
    Click here to read more.

    Women with Balls Podcast” with Casey DeStefano
    “In this podcast, Ellen speaks with Casey DeStefano, Founder of Woman with Balls in the Air, on topics like the tyranny of the to do list, how Ellen built a team of mentors to navigate through cancer, and how race and gender impacts mentoring.”
    Click here.

    “How to be awesome at your job” with Pete Mockatis
    In this podcast with Pete Mockatis, Ellen discusses how she doubled her income in one day, the real meaning of mentorship, and two valuable things every protégé can provide their mentor. Click here.

    TV Interview with San Diego
    Fox News

    In this interview with San Diego’s Fox News, Ellen discusses Power.

    TV Interview with New York’s
    Channel 1 News

    In this interview with New York’s Channel 1 News, Ellen discusses ways to get a mentor.

    TV Interview with Chicago
    “First Business” Edition

    Dr. Ensher discusses defining moments and mentoring on Chicago’s First Business Edition.

    AUDIO CLIPS

    Listen to Ellen’s interview with Sheetal Ohri at Bolly 92.3 FM radio where she discusses her latest research and thinking on mentoring.

    What’s a power mentor?

    Why do top executives endorse mentoring?

    How to choose proteges

    Talking Power Mentoring with Women’s Leadership Success Radio
    February 2014.

    Ellen explains the ins and outs of mentor-protégé relationships using her personal stories and research.

    Being a good protege

    Benefits of Mentoring

    Featured expert on mentoring for the Nan Russell “Work Matters” radio show in October, 2009.