In this professional mentorship book, discover practical advice on how to establish and cultivate effective career coaching between mentors and mentees.
"Mentorship is magic, and that is made powerfully clear in Protégé Power. If you want to add "Miracle-Gro®" to your career, you need this book." —Joe Schmit, sports director of KSTP-TV, Minnesota Speakers Hall of Fame
Our career satisfaction is ultimately up to us . . . but that doesn't mean we have to go it alone. In fact, few people who are truly successful will say that they have.
So how do professionals become protégés—at any stage of their career? How do they recruit a mentor who is both the right fit and interested? And how do mentors make sure the relationship is fulfilling and worthwhile for everyone?
Lori Crever is a professional speaker and advocate for workplace engagement and inclusion. Her mentorship experience ranges from leading a mentoring program at a Fortune 50 company to hosting workshops in cities around the U.S.
After helping hundreds of people expand their careers, Lori's identified the proven best practices that help these valuable relationships succeed.
In this mentoring guide for career success, discover how to:
- cultivate networking skills to identify the right mentor,
- establish regular appointments with agendas, objectives, and action planning,
- be coachable, and other guiding mindset principles for mentees,
- conduct successful informational interviews and job shadowing,
- utilize the Career Movement Roadmap to clarify your direction and destination.
With the motivational tones of She Thinks like a Boss and the relationship-first approach of How to Talk to Anybody, Lori Crever provides the roadmap for business mentoring, on both sides of the coin.
Whether you are looking for a graduation gift book, considering a career change, or looking to elevate your professional development, a professional mentor is like having a GPS. We might still be the ones steering our careers—but mentors are there to help with identifying the best destination and getting around roadblocks.
It's time you found your co-pilot.
"The definitive guide to building a relationship with a mentor who matters."
—Mark LeBlanc, CSP-Certified speaking professional and author of Growing Your Business and Defining YOU!
"A great balance of real-life stories, research, illustrations, and practical tips for effective mentoring strategies." —Dr. Jermaine M. Davis, professor of communication and leadership and author of Leading with Greatness!
Lori Crever is a professional speaker and advocate for workplace engagement and inclusion. Her mentorship experience ranges from leading a mentorship program at a Fortune 50 company to hosting workshops in cities around the U.S.
Lori's work experience includes training corporate social responsibilities professionals in Tokyo, instructing a human rights in organizational leadership course, and hosting the Twin Cities program, "30 Minutes with the Author." She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in communications and theatre arts.
Lori currently lives in Minneapolis, where she performs improvisational comedy and is a frequent participant in poetry and storytelling events.
"In this fun and fast-paced book, Lori Crever makes a firm case for how and why you should seek a mentor, creating an instructional guide and a useful set of tools for anyone looking to advance in their career." - Linda Larkin
"Mentorship is magic and that is made powerfully clear in Lori Crever's Protégé Power. If you want to add Miracle Gro® to your career, you need this book." - Joe Schmit
"One of the best books written on the topic of mentoring. If you want to learn how to build and inspire a culture of healthy mentor-mentee relationships, this book is for you! Protégé Power is filled with a great mix and balance of real-life stories, research, great illustrations, and practical tips for effective mentoring strategies." - Dr. Jermaine M. Davis
"As someone who has been a mentee and a mentor for many years, I wish I had a book like this early on to help me get the most value out of my mentorship relationships. Protégé Power is a roadmap for how to effectively maximize mentoring for personal growth." - Jaime Taets
"Outstanding read! Protégé Power offers a realistic—and authentic—roadmap to identifying, developing, and fostering the mentor/mentee relationship. Every one of us has been a protégé—formally or informally—in our professional life and certainly could have benefited from this book to help best develop the relationship(s) with our mentor(s)." - Nicole Daly, J.D., Ed.D
"As an athlete and coach, I know the value of having a mentor to help achieve your fullest potential. Lori Crever provides the framework for a successful mentoring relationship." - Natalie Darwitz,
"Carefully crafted mentoring relationships lead to professional and personal success. Lori Crever provides interactive step-by-step instructions on how to secure and engage with a mentor. Laced with humor and insight, this book empowers protégés." - Rebecca K. Hawthorne
"The definitive guide to building a relationship with a mentor who matters. When you look back on your career and for whom you are most grateful—it is often the informal and formal mentors who listened, cared, and believed in you when you most needed it. Sharing time and experiencing the wisdom of those who came before will help you build your dream career. Keep this book within arm's reach, refer to it often, and you will never be the same!" - Mark LeBlanc