PROFESSIONAL MENTORING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Books and Information Products
Check here for announcements about print and eBooks in The Business Mentoring Solution Series for mentors, mentees, and mentoring program managers. You can order the first book in the series (Harness the Power of Mentoring: How to Find and Work with the Right Mentor–A Guide for the Solopreneur) from Amazon or Barnes & Noble either in print or eBook formats. Don’t forget to leave a review!
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find an order form for a discounted copy of the print book (contains a minor typo).
You’ll also find information products such as the 74 Top TIPS e-book and the workbook/journals and mentorship planners that complement the main books in the series.
Watch for the announcements in this space or contact me using the form below.
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Do you prefer to learn from videos and interact with others and your instructor? Check here for the latest online courses on mentoring, both live and recorded.
Soon to be released is the first online course: Find and Work with the Right Mentor: A Step-by-Step Guide.
It’s an 8-step guide in two parts with lots of resources such as worksheets, checklists, and quizzes to help you develop a strategy that works for you. Learn at your own pace.
Part A: Prepare for Mentoring
- Develop a Mentoring Mindset
- Clarify What You Want
- Clarify What You Need
- The Right Mentor for You
Part B: Work It!
- Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail
- Evaluate Your Progress
- Saying Thanks & Goodbye
- Next Steps
Contact me via the form at the bottom of this page if you would like to participate in a course preview. In return, I’ll give you a 75-percent discount on the cost of the course.The full cost for both parts of the course is $147.00 CDN plus HST.
Mentoring Program Development & Evaluation
Let’s talk about the needs of your community, group, organization, or sector/industry. I can custom design a mentoring program and evaluation framework.
As a Certified Mentoring Program Manager, I can provide coordination for your mentoring program too.
I provided just such a service to the Prince Edward Island Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA), creating and implementing a highly-successful mentoring program for women entrepreneurs across the province in a pilot project that ran from 2014 to 2017. I’ve written up the extraordinary results and impact the program had in an academic book chapter. And I’m working with PEIBWA once again in 2020-2021 as a consultant on a new initiative: Accelerate HER PEI. This is a pilot for a combined accelerator/mentorship for Island women that is being rolled out under the Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Partnership, a collaboration that reaches across all four provinces in the region. I’m also working with my Rotary Club of Charlottetown to develop a mentorship program for our members.
The 2014-2017 PEIBWA pilot write up can be found in this book. Contact me for details to obtain a copy.
McGowan, Virginia, and Hannah Bell. (2017). “Helping Women Get on TRACK: Building Resiliency through a Business Mentoring Program for Women Entrepreneurs on Prince Edward Island.” In Laurie Brinklow and Ryan Gibson (Eds.), From Black Horses to White Steeds: Building Community Resilience (pp. 132-160). Charlottetown, PE: Island Studies Press.
Get in touch–no strings attached–by contacting me via the form at the bottom of this page.
I presented three such sessions for the Prince Edward Island business incubator: The Startup Zone. It was a lively interactive Lunch-and-Learn session in Charlottetown in May and June 2019.
I also presented well-attended workshops on mentoring at the annual conferences of Editors Canada and the International Mentoring Association during pre-pandemic 2019.
In January 2021, I presented two separate workshops for the PEI Business Women’s Association pilot program Accelerate HER PEI.
The training was to prepare mentees and mentors for their mentorships in that program.
Of course, the workshops were online with Zoom! And participants received copies of my multi-award winning book and its companion workbook/journal.
I’m a popular speaker and available for speaking engagements on demand. As a former university professor and social scientist, I’m comfortable with small and large groups.
I addressed several Rotary Clubs (for example, “Mentoring in the Post-#MeToo Era”) in 2019 and presented a reading from my book Harness the Power of Mentoringat the FogLit Festival in 2018.
I spoke to the annual conference of the International Mentoring Association in Gainesville, Florida, in March 2019. In April and May 2019, I presented to members of PEI’s business incubator for their Lunch-and-Learn series. In June 2019, you would have caught me in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the 40th annual conference of Editors Canada, with a special session for freelance editors.
And in fall 2019, I delivered a series of three webinars for the International Mentoring Association that reached an international audience online: 1. Prepare for it!, 2. Do it!, and 3. Be it!.
Contact me for your group, event, or organization!.
If you would like to contribute, just contact me and we can chat about your ideas!