The Right Way to Find a Mentor with Lisa Fain


Libby is joined by Lisa Fain to discuss all things mentorship. Lisa began her career as an attorney before entering the world of diversity, inclusion and mentoring. She has conducted mentoring training programs for corporate, government and educational institutions.  Lisa coaches mentors, mentees, and program administrators on how to achieve mentoring excellence and create the right environment for achievement of career and personal goals.  She is highly regarded for her special combination of expertise, humor and no-nonsense approach.

Lisa discusses the following with Libby:

  • Four phases of effective mentoring
  • Three functions of a mentoring relationship
  • Questions to ask yourself when looking for a mentor
  • Setting expectations and checking assumptions when you find a mentor
  • Formal versus informal mentorship
  • Structuring the mentor/mentee relationship
  • The benefits of mentoring for the mentor
  • Common misconceptions about mentorship

Lisa holds a B.S. in Social Policy from Northwestern University and a JD degree from Northwestern University School of Law. She is a life coach and has completed her certification from the International Coach Academy. A native of Syracuse, NY, Lisa spent 17 years in Chicago and moved to Seattle, WA in 2014 with her husband and two daughters. She now spends as much time as she can hiking and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Connect with Lisa:

Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring by Lisa Z. Fain & Dr. Lois J. Zachary

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