Doug Lawrence – Director Education/Outreach with IMC – shares his insights about and from his latest book “You Are Not Alone.” In it, he highlights the important connection between mental health and mentoring. He shares stories and encourages persons to step into serving mentors – there is a need!
Doug Lawrence (IMC) answers the Quora Question: Did you have a mentor? What did he teach you? Did it work? Are you or will you be a mentor as well? Why? His written response: I have had mentors and continue to have mentors as part of my journey today. In actual fact I have a number of mentors each providing me with something that the others may not. I would not be where I am today without my mentors as they provide guidance but also challenge me to think – critical thinking skills.
What are the 7 mentor requirements to establish an extraordinary mentoring arrangement. The requirements are presented more as concepts than actionable skills because of time constraints. Subsequent videos will explore each requirement in more detail. Keep your eye on this Blog!
December 9, 2021: As the Holiday Season 2021 approaches, Doug Lawrence shares personal thoughts about his experiences of the holidays and the value of mentoring. He offers considerations for your approach to the holiday season – he suggests, “Ask for the gift of mentoring!”
What are the 7 required character skills when mentoring? They are confidence – commitment – confidentiality – presence – rapport – reciprocation – tolerance. Presenters emphasize the importance of demonstrating them as a mentor, and mentee!