Media/Press

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.

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

Recently, I was interviewed by USA Today and NerdWallet writer, Brianna McGuran, about tips to help new college graduates to 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
Posted on April 1, 2014. A recent Forbes article titled, “Why Entrepreneurs Should Look Beyond A Mentor’s Gender, Race And Age” quoted me on a couple of occasions. Read the article HERE.

Fast Company: 6 Ways To Be A Kick-Ass Mentor
Posted on Jan. 29, 2014. 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.
Posted October 14, 2014. 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.

Entrepreneur Magazine: Forget Advisors — How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor
Posted on Oct. 31, 2013. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Gwen Moran, a writer for Entrepreneur Magazine and we discussed how to connect with power mentors and develop relationships with them. Read the article HERE.

Be a mentor: Get ahead by giving back
Posted on Oct. 23, 2013. 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.

Wall Street Journal Citation – 2015.
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MindTools Podcast – 2008.
In this podcast, I provide the basics of how to get a mentor and how to succeed and share personal stories from my own experience and research of best practices.
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Wall Street Journal Citation – 2008.
With Bad Mentors, “Its 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.
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“Women with Balls Podcast” with Casey DeStefano.
In this podcast I speak with Casey DeStefano, Founder of Woman with Balls in the Air, on topics like the tyranny of the to do list, how I built a team of mentors to navigate through cancer, and how race and gender impacts mentoring.
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“How to be awesome at your job” with Pete Mockatis.
In this podcast with Pete Mockatis we discuss how I doubled my income in one day, the real meaning of mentorship, and two valuable things every protégé can provide their mentor.
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TV Interview with San Diego
Fox News

In this interview with San Diego’s Fox News I discuss Power

TV Interview with New York’s
Channel 1 News

In this interview with New York’s Channel 1 News I discuss ways to get a mentor

TV Interview with Chicago
“First Business” Edition

I discuss defining moments and mentoring on Chicago’s First Business Edition

AUDIO CLIPS

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.