Mentoring Minutes

Mentoring Minutes

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260 episodes of approximately 2 to 3 minutes each to encourage and inspire anyone working with adolescents. 40 years of collated education/teaching/coaching/youthmentoring/leadership research and experience linked to the latest adolescent brain researc…


The Mentor’s Dream
Jun 26, 2018 • 3 min
In the final episode of the Mentoring Minutes podcasts the author shares his dream for all the young people he has mentored over the years.
Justifying youth mentoring globally
Jun 25, 2018 • 2 min
Why is youth mentoring so important? This episode considers some of the findings from research carried out over many years.
A Teenager’s 10 mentoring requests
Jun 24, 2018 • 2 min
An adolescent shares 10 requests volunteer adult mentors could consider to enhance a mentoring relationship with an adolescent.
A volunteer adult mentor: a wise and trusted friend
Jun 23, 2018 • 2 min
This episode looks at some strategies volunteer adult mentors can consider as they seek to become a wise and trusted friend to an adolescent mentee.
More reasons why I mentor
Jun 22, 2018 • 1 min
In this episode the author shares some of the quotes from his research that have inspired and motivated him as a volunteer adult mentor moving alongside young people over the years.
The mentor: a career example
Jun 21, 2018 • 2 min
A true story of the experience of a volunteer adult mentor with his adolescent mentee.
Connecting your adolescent mentee to positive people
Jun 20, 2018 • 2 min
One of the important roles of volunteer adult mentors is to encourage their adolescent mentees to develop relationships with other positive adults in their lives. Some strategies are shared in this episode.
Dealing with inappropriate behaviour
Jun 19, 2018 • 2 min
This important episode offers strategies for volunteer adult mentors to consider when their adolescent mentee is involved in inappropriate behaviour over an extended period of time.
A holistic goal setting process
Jun 18, 2018 • 1 min
This episode highlights the importance of the volunteer adult mentor considering the development of the whole person when assisting their adolescent mentee during the goal setting process.
Learning to manage anger
Jun 17, 2018 • 2 min
One of the great contributions a volunteer adult mentor can make in the life of an adolescent mentee is coaching, teaching and guiding him or her on how to manage anger.
A volunteer adult mentor as another role model
Jun 16, 2018 • 1 min
This episode highlights how volunteer adult mentors, as positive role models, can significantly impact the lives of adolescent mentees.
Rise to the mentoring challenges
Jun 15, 2018 • 2 min
Mentoring adolescents is always going to be a challenging experience for volunteer adult mentors. Some thoughts from research are shared as an encouragement in this episode.
Why self-esteem and self-image are significant in adolescence
Jun 14, 2018 • 2 min
An important episode to guide volunteer adult mentors gain a deeper understanding of how to develop high self-esteem of young people they are mentoring.
Listening with empathy
Jun 13, 2018 • 1 min
An important episode to encourage volunteer adult mentors to display genuine empathy during the mentoring journey with a young person.
Identifying adolescent mentees with a poor self-image.b
Jun 12, 2018 • 2 min
An important episode which explains some of the signs of an adolescent with a poor self-image and low self-esteem.
The art of a mentoring conversation
Jun 11, 2018 • 1 min
Effective communication is critical for any meaningful relationship, most especially in that between a volunteer adult mentor and a young person. This episode explores this important topic.
Develop a great mentoring relationship
Jun 10, 2018 • 2 min
Strategies to ensure that adolescent mentees are loved and cared for by their volunteer adult mentors are shared in this episode.,
Adolescent mentees with high self-esteem
Jun 9, 2018 • 2 min
One of the important roles of volunteer adult mentors is to encourage the development of their adolescent mentee’s high self-esteem. Some of the positive signs to look out for and to develop arte considered in this episode.
A key statement in life’s journey
Jun 8, 2018 • 2 min
This important episode looks at one of the most important statements in understanding life’s journey, especially important for volunteer adult mentors who are mentoring young people.
Mentors as significant adults
Jun 7, 2018 • 2 min
More thoughts about volunteer adult mentors as significant adults in the lives of young people. An important episode to fully grasp the power of mentoring!
Mentoring: Being a non-parent adult
Jun 6, 2018 • 2 min
The importance of having non-parent significant adults in the life of an adolescent is explored in this episode,
Mentoring: having fun
Jun 5, 2018 • 2 min
There is a danger that sometimes volunteer adult mentors are too serious with their adolescent mentee. This episode reminds mentors of the importance of ensuring a fun element is built into their mentoring relationship as a high priority!
More ways to connect with an adolescent mentee
Jun 4, 2018 • 2 min
The early stages of a mentoring relationship can be challenging for many volunteer adult mentors as they try and move alongside an adolescent mentee. This episode provides more tips and strategies to help with the connection.
Profoundly affecting a life
Jun 3, 2018 • 1 min
This episode is a reminder to volunteer adults of the importance of developing a meaningful relationship with a young person going through the confusing adolescent years while the brain is still developing.
Constructive communication - giving feedback
Jun 2, 2018 • 2 min
An important aspect of a mentoring relationship is coaching, teaching and guiding a young person on how to receive feedback. An important episode!
The impact of a family on an adolescent mentee
Jun 1, 2018 • 2 min
One of the most important aspects of the mentoring of young people is understanding the dynamics within their family. This episode considers how the family dynamic can impact the mentoring relationship.
How to recognize a nurtured adolescent mentee
May 31, 2018 • 1 min
An important episode to encourage volunteer adult mentors to assess the progress of their mentoring relationship with an adolescent mentee.
Harnessing positive stress
May 30, 2018 • 1 min
This episode looks at how volunteer adult mentors of adolescents can help their mentees understand the importance of positive stress in their daily lives as a way of stimulating them to improve their performance.
Causes and effects of stress
May 29, 2018 • 2 min
This episode looks at some of the causes and effects of stress in a young person’s life as suggested by researchers.
How to recognize stress
May 28, 2018 • 2 min
More and more research is suggesting that young people are showing increasing signs of anxiety and stress. This episode outlines some key signs volunteer adult mentors can look out for during their mentoring journey with a young person.
Create circles of support
May 27, 2018 • 2 min
The author shares some personal life experiences to encourage volunteer adult mentors to understand the importance of encouraging adolescent mentees to develop supportive networks around themselves.
Mentoring is courage in action
May 26, 2018 • 2 min
This episode explains why it takes courage for a volunteer adult mentor to invest their time and energy in a mentoring relationship with an adolescent mentee.
General thoughts for the mentoring journey
May 25, 2018 • 2 min
Self-reflection is an important part of the volunteer adult mentor’s journey when mentoring adolescents. This episode explains why this is the case.
The relational glue
May 24, 2018 • 1 min
This episode explains why mentoring is described by mentoring expert Bobb Biehl as the relationship glue …..
Effective communication techniques
May 23, 2018 • 1 min
This important episode reminds volunteer adult mentors of some of the key qualities that makes for an effective mentor of young people when they know how to communicate in a positive and encouraging way.
Mentoring from the heart
May 22, 2018 • 2 min
The author shares some personal insights to help volunteer adult mentors appreciate the importance of mentoring from the heart when moving alongside an adolescent mentee.
A grafting exercise
May 21, 2018 • 1 min
An important episode sharing the power of mentoring through looking at a grafting analogy.
Why should adolescents have volunteer adult mentors?
May 20, 2018 • 1 min
This episode shares some research to help volunteer adult mentors understand the power of an effective mentoring relationship in a young person’s life.
Share life experiences
May 19, 2018 • 1 min
What it means during the mentoring relationship for a volunteer adult mentor to share life experiences with their adolescent mentee.
Making an adolescent mentee feel great
May 18, 2018 • 2 min
Volunteer adult mentors have the challenge of seeing the potential greatness within their adolescent mentees. This episode offers some helpful strategies in this area.
The mentoring journey
May 17, 2018 • 1 min
The author shares some personal insights from his mentoring experiences as an encouragement to volunteer adult mentors.
Mentoring - a bonding of hearts
May 16, 2018 • 1 min
This episode reminds volunteer adult mentors of adolescent mentees why their relationships are unique.
The 6 senses of resiliency
May 15, 2018 • 2 min
An important episode looking at the six senses of resiliency that can be fostered by volunteer adult mentors during the mentoring journey with their adolescent mentees, as suggested by the Institute for Mental Health Initiatives (USA).
Taking responsibility
May 14, 2018 • 1 min
What research teaches about how to coach, teach and guide an adolescent to take responsibility for their choices in life with the encouragement of a volunteer adult mentor walking alongside them.
4 key strategies for an effective mentoring relationship
May 13, 2018 • 2 min
Four key strategies for the development of a meaningful relationship between a volunteer adult mentor and an adolescent mentee, with a strong focus on resiliency, are shared in this important episode.
An adolescent mentee reflects
May 12, 2018 • 2 min
A true story of an adolescent mentee’s reaction to a mentoring experience.
Pioneering volunteer adult mentors
May 11, 2018 • 1 min
Why the experience of a volunteer adult mentor who moves alongside an adolescent mentee can be described as a pioneering experience.
Relating to adolescent mentees
May 10, 2018 • 1 min
Signs a volunteer adult mentor can look out for in the lives of their adolescent mentees as a result of a positive mentoring experience.
Adolescent mentees who can bounce back
May 9, 2018 • 2 min
This episode looks at more tips and strategies to encourage a young person to develop resiliency during the mentoring journey.
The volunteer adult mentor as a Cheerleader
May 8, 2018 • 1 min
Some tips and strategies are shared in this episode to encourage volunteer adult mentors to become effective non-judgmental Cheerleaders during a mentoring journey with a young person.
Trusting each other
May 7, 2018 • 1 min
Why developing a mentoring relationship of trust between a volunteer adult mentor and an adolescent mentee is potentially life-changing.
Empathy and the world
May 6, 2018 • 2 min
How volunteer adult mentors can show empathy towards their adolescent mentees and why this is important during the mentoring journey.
A significant life
May 5, 2018 • 2 min
The author shares some true stories from his mentoring experiences as an encouragement to volunteer adult mentors journeying with adolescent mentees.
Supporting and encouraging adolescent mentees
May 4, 2018 • 2 min
This episode shares some thoughts and ideas which can help a volunteer adult mentor work through challenging issues with an adolescent mentee.
Sharing stories during the mentoring journey
May 3, 2018 • 1 min
Teaching, coaching and guiding adolescent mentees on how to create their own positive life stories is an invaluable role of a volunteer adult mentor. This episode explores ways to do this.
Getting the right balance
May 2, 2018 • 1 min
Some thoughts and ideas are shared on how to ensure that a volunteer adult mentor creates a meaningful relationship with their adolescent mentee.
The longer the relationship ….
May 1, 2018 • 2 min
There is plenty of research showing that the longer a relationship lasts between a volunteer adult mentor and an adolescent mentee, the significant impact this relationship has on the young person’s personal development.
Strategies to develop resilient adolescent mentees
Apr 30, 2018 • 2 min
This episode looks at proven tips and strategies to encourage volunteer adult mentors to develop resilient adolescent mentees.
Thoughts on self-esteem
Apr 29, 2018 • 1 min
A young person with high self-esteem has a good chance of developing into a positive person of influence. This episode considers what this means in reality from recent research.
Building meaningful mentoring relationships
Apr 28, 2018 • 2 min
It is important that adolescent mentees always feel safe and secure when in the company of a volunteer adult mentor. Strategies and tips to ensure this occurs are shared in this episode.
An experiential journey
Apr 27, 2018 • 2 min
The mentoring journey and experiences of a volunteer adult mentor, who mentored an adolescent, are shared in this episode.
Supportive volunteer adult mentors
Apr 26, 2018 • 1 min
What does it mean to be a supportive volunteer adult mentor during the adolescent mentoring journey? Some thoughts about this are shared in this episode.
Achieving stretching goals
Apr 25, 2018 • 2 min
It is so important for volunteer adult mentors to coach, teach and guide their adolescent mentees to move out of their comfort zones and set goals that stretch them. Some examples of what this means are given in this episode.
Creating a personal photograph
Apr 24, 2018 • 2 min
This episode considers why it’s important for a volunteer adult mentor to teach, coach and encourage their adolescent mentee how to create their own personal photograph of themselves - an important aspect of goal setting for many young people.
The role of a volunteer adult mentor
Apr 23, 2018 • 2 min
This episode looks at some of the different roles a volunteer adult mentor undertakes when mentoring an adolescent mentee and extrapolates some of the key qualities to enhance the understanding of the spirit of mentoring.
Mentoring: Investing in a life
Apr 22, 2018 • 1 min
What does it mean for a volunteer adult mentor to invest time and energy in a mentoring relationship with an adolescent mentee?
Be an encourager
Apr 21, 2018 • 1 min
What it means as a volunteer adult mentor to encourage a young person to become the best he or she can be with some useful tips on HOW to do this effectively.
Positive goal getting strategies
Apr 20, 2018 • 2 min
This episode contains examples of goals set by adolescent mentees with the help of their volunteer adult mentors to underline the importance of how different every young person is.
A volunteer adult mentor: a trusted friend
Apr 19, 2018 • 1 min
Tips and strategies for volunteer adult mentors to keep the focus on encouraging their adolescent mentee to become the best he or she can be, never trying to ‘rescue’ or ‘save’ a young person.
Volunteer adult mentors develop the whole person
Apr 18, 2018 • 2 min
Tips and strategies to encourage volunteer adult mentors to assist adolescents to become the best they can be.
Expanding the adolescent mentee’s opportunities for success
Apr 17, 2018 • 1 min
How to create an environment during the mentoring journey whereby the volunteer adult mentor is able to motivate and inspire a young person.
Mentoring: a unique process
Apr 16, 2018 • 2 min
The author shares a true mentoring experience which underlines the importance of volunteer adult mentors understanding that there is no ‘one’ way to mentor an adolescent mentee.
Examples of achieving goals on the mentoring journey
Apr 15, 2018 • 2 min
A look at some true examples of goals set by adolescent mentees with the encouragement and support of volunteer adult mentors.
Resolving a conflict between a volunteer adult mentor and an adolescent mentee
Apr 14, 2018 • 2 min
There are times when an adult mentor and their adolescent mentee might have to work through a conflict together. This episode offers invaluable guidance on how to work through the process positively.
An evolving relationship
Apr 13, 2018 • 1 min
Understanding how and why a mentoring relationship between a volunteer adult mentor and a young person evolves into a meaningful relationship between two people.
How to create a meaningful relationship (5)
Apr 12, 2018 • 2 min
The final of five episodes with tips and strategies a volunteer adult mentor can use to develop a meaningful relationship with their mentee.
How to create a meaningful relationship (4)
Apr 11, 2018 • 1 min
The fourth of five episodes with tips and strategies a volunteer adult mentor can use to develop a meaningful relationship with their mentee.
How to create a meaningful relationship (3)
Apr 10, 2018 • 2 min
The third of five episodes with tips and strategies a volunteer adult mentor can use to develop a meaningful relationship with their mentee.
How to create a meaningful relationship (2)
Apr 9, 2018 • 2 min
The second of five episodes with tips and strategies a volunteer adult mentor can use to develop a meaningful relationship with their mentee.
How to create a meaningful relationship (1)
Apr 8, 2018 • 1 min
The first of five episodes with tips and strategies a volunteer adult mentor can use to develop a meaningful relationship with their mentee.
Mentoring attitudes and values
Apr 7, 2018 • 1 min
How volunteer adult mentors can express an attitude of unconditional care towards an adolescent mentee.
Light the fire
Apr 6, 2018 • 2 min
How volunteer adult mentors can light the fire to motivate and inspire adolescent mentees.
Resolving conflict with an adult
Apr 5, 2018 • 1 min
Tips for volunteer adult mentors to guide an adolescent mentee who might be involved in a conflict situation with an adult.
6 Tips to encourage adolescent mentees to achieve goals
Apr 4, 2018 • 2 min
A user-friendly straightforward approach a volunteer mentor can use with an adolescent mentee to begin the goal setting process.
Prescriptive and Developmental mentoring
Apr 3, 2018 • 2 min
The differences between a prescriptive and developmental approach to youth mentoring.
Mentoring: a relay journey
Apr 2, 2018 • 2 min
How mentoring is like a relay journey, the mentoring baton being passed from one generation to the next.
Seize the moment
Apr 1, 2018 • 2 min
The importance of creating opportunities for discussion between a volunteer adult mentor and a young person to enhance the possibility of a connection to develop the mentoring relationship.
Great mentoring qualities
Mar 31, 2018 • 2 min
A reminder of some of the key mentoring qualities required of a volunteer adult mentor to encourage a young person to become the best he or she can be.
Encouraging adolescent mentees to achieve their goals
Mar 30, 2018 • 1 min
Some important topics volunteer adult mentors can discuss with young people to help the latter set effective personal goals.
10 Rules for a Stress-less life
Mar 29, 2018 • 1 min
Stress management expert David Lewis’ helpful qo Rules for a Stress-less life that can be adapted by volunteer adult mentors to encourage a young person to become the best he or she can be.
The joys of mentoring
Mar 28, 2018 • 1 min
What it means to have a joyful mentoring experience for volunteer adult mentors and young people.
Seek … Stepping Stones
Mar 27, 2018 • 2 min
Ideas and strategies for volunteer adult mentors to consider in guiding, teaching and coaching an adolescent mentee to become the best he or she can be.
A few basic rules
Mar 26, 2018 • 1 min
A few basic rules from an unknown source to inspire and encourage a volunteer adult mentor embarking on a mentoring journey with a young person.
Key goal getting tips for volunteer adult mentors
Mar 25, 2018 • 1 min
It is important for volunteer adult mentors to keep the goal setting process simple when coaching and teaching adolescent mentees how to set meaningful, effective and personal goals. Some important tips are shared in this episode.
5 views of mentors and mentoring
Mar 24, 2018 • 3 min
This episode considers five different viewpoints of mentoring, though there are many overlaps in the quotes being shared.
Mentoring and self-trust
Mar 23, 2018 • 1 min
How does a volunteer adult mentor prepare an adolescent mentee for the real world of 21st Century life?
Build a web of protective factors around a young person (2)
Mar 22, 2018 • 2 min
A significant contribution a volunteer adult mentor can make to the life of an adolescent mentee is to build a web of protective factors or characteristics around the young person that will reduce the negative impact of stressful situations and problem…
Build a web of protective factors around a young person (1)
Mar 21, 2018 • 2 min
A significant contribution a volunteer adult mentor can make to the life of an adolescent mentee is to build a web of protective factors or characteristics around the young person that will reduce the negative impact of stressful situations and problem…
Setting goals for personal development
Mar 20, 2018 • 2 min
Setting goals for personal development with an adolescent mentee is an important, potentially life-changing task of volunteer adult mentors.
Four key points for the mentoring relationship
Mar 19, 2018 • 1 min
Some important challenges and responsibilities volunteer adult mentors need to be aware of when embarking on a mentoring journey with a young person.
Opening my life
Mar 18, 2018 • 1 min
An important aspect of the mentoring journey with a young person is knowing when to be vulnerable and when to share aspects of one’s life story as a volunteer adult mentor.
Goalsetting tips for the mentoring journey
Mar 17, 2018 • 2 min
More tips and strategies for volunteer adult mentors to consider when coaching and teaching their adolescent mentees to embark on effective goal setting journeys.
The top 5 mistakes in time management
Mar 16, 2018 • 1 min
One of the great contributions a volunteer adult mentor can make towards a young person’s life is to teach and coach them how to manage their time effectively. This episode considers the teaching of time management expert Don Wetmore and its relevance …
Be that mirror
Mar 15, 2018 • 2 min
The importance of a volunteer adult mentor role-modelling a variety of behaviours during their mentoring journey with an adolescent mentee is explored in this episode.
Super-mentor qualitiesi
Mar 14, 2018 • 1 min
Effective volunteer adult mentors are special people when they invest their time in the life of a young person. This episode reminds them what some of the key qualities of that special mentor are.
Setting boundaries
Mar 13, 2018 • 2 min
One of the important tasks for a volunteer adult mentor and an adolescent mentee to undertake is to set clear boundaries during the early stages of their mentoring journey. This is explained in this episode.
How to coach resilient champions
Mar 12, 2018 • 1 min
One of the greatest gifts a volunteer can make to a young person’s development is to help them to build resiliency and become resilient champions. This episode provides some important qualities and strategies mentors can adopt and adapt during the ment…
Handling truancy as a mentor
Mar 11, 2018 • 2 min
An important episode giving volunteer adult mentors positive strategies to use when discussing truancy with a young person.
Guiding mentees through the goal setting process
Mar 10, 2018 • 2 min
The importance of volunteer adult mentors guiding young people along an effective goal setting journey cannot be over stressed. More thoughts about this are shared in this episode.
Effective mentoring
Mar 9, 2018 • 2 min
What does effective mentoring of adolescent mentees look like, feel like and sound like? This episode shares some research about this.
Mentors: significant adults
Mar 8, 2018 • 1 min
What does being a significant adult in the life of a young person look like and feel like?
Mentees: a product of the worlds?!
Mar 7, 2018 • 2 min
This episode looks at the importance of understanding the world in which an adolescent mentee lives and moves around if a volunteer adult mentor is to embark on a meaningful mentoring relationship.
Ending the formal journey
Mar 6, 2018 • 1 min
Volunteer adult mentors need to appreciate how important it is to prepare an adolescent mentee for the end of a formal mentoring relationship. This episode looks at some strategies mentors might find helpful.
Mentoring: small wins
Mar 5, 2018 • 2 min
An episode that looks at why it’s important for volunteer adult mentors to look out for and celebrate the small wins during the mentoring journey with their adolescent mentee.
Chasing the Dream
Mar 4, 2018 • 2 min
This episode looks at strategies volunteer adult mentors can use to encourage their adolescent mentees to create and chase their dreams.
Define success
Mar 3, 2018 • 2 min
What does the word ‘success’ mean to a volunteer adult mentor and an adolescent mentee? Some definitions and thoughts to assist the mentoring journey.
Positive social interaction
Mar 2, 2018 • 2 min
Tips and strategies to help with the matching of volunteer adults and adolescent mentees.
Choosing a process to positively resolve conflicts
Mar 1, 2018 • 2 min
One of the great contributions a volunteer adult mentor can make to a young person’s journey through adolescence is to teach and coach them how to approach and resolve conflicts with a positive attitude. Tips on how to do this are supplied in this epis…
Potential pitfalls for collaboration
Feb 28, 2018 • 1 min
When young people try and resolve conflicts, they need to understand what a collaborative process will look, feel and be like. This episode explains how volunteer adult mentors can guide their mentees through this process.
Skills of a GR8 Mentor
Feb 27, 2018 • 2 min
10 of the most important skills and attributes for creating an effective mentoring partnership with an adolescent mentee.
Mentoring: not a rescue operation
Feb 26, 2018 • 1 min
A reminder to volunteer adult mentors that they are not there to rescue anyone but to enter a meaningful mentoring relationship with a young person. What does ‘being the wise guide on the side’ mean in a mentoring relationship?
Features of adolescents aged 16 to 18 (4)
Feb 25, 2018 • 2 min
The final episode looking at some of the important features of adolescents to assist the volunteer adult mentor understand an adolescent mentee and create a meaningful mentoring relationship
Features of adolescents aged 16 to 18 (3)
Feb 24, 2018 • 1 min
A look at some of the important features of adolescents to assist the volunteer adult mentor understand an adolescent mentee and create a meaningful mentoring relationship
Features of adolescents aged 16 to 18 (2)
Feb 23, 2018 • 1 min
A look at some of the important features of adolescents to assist the volunteer adult mentor understand an adolescent mentee and create a meaningful mentoring relationship
Features of adolescents aged 16 to 18 (1)
Feb 22, 2018 • 2 min
A look at some of the important features of adolescents to assist the volunteer adult mentor understand an adolescent mentee and create a meaningful mentoring relationship.
The Mentoring legacy
Feb 21, 2018 • 2 min
Thoughts about the mentoring journey involving a volunteer adult mentor and an adolescent mentee, as the partnership creates a mentoring legacy.
Encouraging an assertive adolescent mentee
Feb 20, 2018 • 2 min
Strategies for a volunteer adult mentor to use to encourage the development of an assertive adolescent mentee.
Mentors as assertive role models
Feb 19, 2018 • 2 min
How volunteer adult mentors can role model assertiveness during a mentoring relationship with an adolescent mentee.
Mentors move out of their comfort zones
Feb 18, 2018 • 2 min
What does it mean for volunteer adult mentors to move out of their comfort zones when embarking on a mentoring journey with an adolescent?
Golden tips for an effective volunteer adult mentor
Feb 17, 2018 • 2 min
A useful checklist of the qualities of an effective volunteer adolescent mentor collated from years of research.
The time for sharing
Feb 16, 2018 • 1 min
Thoughts about how to develop a meaningful relationship with an adolescent mentee based on the work of a mentoring expert, Rey Carr.
11 Key qualities of and effective mentor (4)
Feb 15, 2018 • 2 min
The final episode as we look at important key qualities of a volunteer adult mentor with explanations of each.
11 Key qualities of and effective mentor (3)
Feb 14, 2018 • 2 min
In this episode we continue to look at important key qualities of a volunteer adult mentor with explanations of each.
11 Key qualities of and effective mentor (2)
Feb 13, 2018 • 2 min
In this episode we continue to look at important key qualities of a volunteer adult mentor with explanations of each.
11 Key qualities of an effective mentor (1)
Feb 12, 2018 • 2 min
In this episode we look at important key qualities of a volunteer adult mentor with explanations of each.
10 Rules of effective leadership
Feb 11, 2018 • 1 min
There are many similarities between an effective leader and an effective volunteer adult mentor, the topic of this episode.
Using time appropriately
Feb 10, 2018 • 2 min
Some useful tips a volunteer adult mentor can share with their adolescent mentees with regard to the latter’s effective use of their time.
Understanding stress
Feb 9, 2018 • 2 min
Examples of what adolescent mentees might be thinking and saying that suggest they are feeling stressed and how a volunteer adult mentor might respond.
Making sense of confusion
Feb 8, 2018 • 2 min
Some practical examples of how to guide adolescents through the confusing times of their teenage lives.
Relationships with adolescent mentees - thoughts
Feb 7, 2018 • 2 min
In this episode we consider some general comments about relationships as an encouragement to reflect on how we might communicate with adolescent mentees.
Promoting the spirit of mentoring
Feb 6, 2018 • 1 min
In this episode we consider some general strategies to promote the spirit of mentoring of young people.
Mentoring boys
Feb 5, 2018 • 2 min
Many adult mentors find mentoring adolescent boys quite a challenge for a variety of reasons. This episode explores ways to develop positive mentoring relationships with young men.
Tips to foster resilient adolescent mentees
Feb 4, 2018 • 2 min
Some ideas and strategies used by the author during mentoring journeys with adolescent mentees to develop more resilient young people.
Life success and a Mentor’s secret
Feb 3, 2018 • 1 min
Inspiring words to encourage volunteer adult mentors for the mentoring journey with adolescent mentees.
The Inspiring mentor
Feb 2, 2018 • 2 min
Tips on how to inspire adolescent mentees to become the best they can be from the author’s personal mentoring experiences.
Qualities of a mentor
Feb 1, 2018 • 2 min
What do adolescent mentees say about their mentors and their mentoring experience? Feedback from young people as an encouragement to volunteer adult mentors.
The need for Communication skills
Jan 31, 2018 • 2 min
Thoughts about reasons why communication between adolescents and adults breaks down with some tips on how to redress any possible conflict issues.
Inconsistent behavior patterns
Jan 30, 2018 • 3 min
What research teaches us about signs to look out for during the mentoring relationship that give an indication that an adolescent mentee might be suffering from a poor self-image and low self-esteem.
Learning from others
Jan 29, 2018 • 2 min
Encouraging words about the meaning and power of mentoring shared by a number of authors.
Stumbling blocks to effective communication
Jan 28, 2018 • 1 min
Why does communication between young people and adults often break down? We look at what research shares about this.
Mentoring young people
Jan 27, 2018 • 1 min
A reminder that adolescent mentees are young people on a journey through a confusing time of their lives. Some mentoring tips to help mentors remain the non-judgmental Cheerleader.
Strategies to deal with stress and fatigue (2)
Jan 26, 2018 • 2 min
Some positive strategies mentors can share with adolescent mentees to help the latter deal with stress and fatigue.
Strategies to deal with stress and fatigue (1)
Jan 25, 2018 • 2 min
Some positive strategies mentors can share with adolescent mentees to help the latter deal with stress and fatigue.
Understanding fatigue (2)
Jan 24, 2018 • 2 min
Some tips to help mentors guide adolescents on how to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle and thus improve the chances of reducing stress levels in their lives.
Understanding fatigue (1)
Jan 23, 2018 • 2 min
The first of two episodes looking at a critical role of volunteer adult mentors during the mentoring journey: helping their mentee cope with fatigue. Strategies and tips.
Go to the edge
Jan 22, 2018 • 1 min
How will you approach the mentoring relationship as a volunteer adult mentor? What will the mentoring experience be like for your adolescent mentee?
Features of adolescents aged 13 to 15 (4)
Jan 21, 2018 • 1 min
The fourth of five episodes looking at the key features of adolescent mentees during their confused teenage years, which will help volunteer adult mentors understand young people better.
Features of adolescents aged 13 to 15 (3)
Jan 20, 2018 • 1 min
The third of five episodes looking at the key features of adolescent mentees during their confused teenage years, which will help volunteer adult mentors understand young people better.
Features of adolescents aged 13 to 15 (2)
Jan 19, 2018 • 1 min
The second of five episodes looking at the key features of adolescent mentees during their confused teenage years, which will help volunteer adult mentors understand young people better.
Features of adolescents aged 13 to 15 (1)
Jan 18, 2018 • 2 min
The first of five episodes looking at the key features of adolescent mentees during their confused teenage years, which will help volunteer adult mentors understand young people better.
A safe haven
Jan 17, 2018 • 1 min
For a mentoring relationship to have any hope of positive developments, the volunteer adult must ensure that their adolescent mentee feels safe and secure at all times during the mentoring relationship. This is explained in this episode.
A portrait of assertiveness
Jan 16, 2018 • 1 min
This episode looks at some of the key signs a mentor can observe during the mentoring journey to discern how assertive their adolescent mentee is becoming.
Three key areas in the resolving conflicts process
Jan 15, 2018 • 1 min
Volunteer adult mentors have a key role to coach and teach their adolescent mentees how to positively react to conflict. What does this mean in reality?
Coach practical skills
Jan 14, 2018 • 2 min
By encouraging an adolescent mentee to develop practical skills, a volunteer adult mentor will also be developing assertiveness and resiliency. This is explained in this episode.
The universal capacity for resiliency
Jan 13, 2018 • 3 min
This episode considers some of the most important research around resiliency to inspire, motivate and encourage the volunteer adults of adolescent mentees.
My Mentor
Jan 12, 2018 • 2 min
An episode looking at what effective mentoring entails and why it’s important to keep on keeping on when the mentoring journey might feel challenging.
Coach social skills and values
Jan 11, 2018 • 2 min
Strategies and tips for volunteer adult mentors to use when mentoring adolescent mentees, with a special focus on the development of social skills and values.
What is self-image?
Jan 10, 2018 • 1 min
Understanding the meaning of self-image and it’s importance during the adolescent journey, is an important aspect of the mentoring journey. Explanation, tips and strategies.
Making positive connections with mentees
Jan 9, 2018 • 2 min
Ideas to encourage adult mentors to connect with adolescent mentees.
Fostering resiliency in mentees
Jan 8, 2018 • 1 min
What is resiliency and how does an adult mentor foster resiliency in the life journey of their adolescent mentee? Explanations, tips and strategies.
A real friend
Jan 7, 2018 • 1 min
The development of an authentic friendship between an adult mentor and an adolescent mentee is explained in this episode.
Self-esteem and the mentoring journey
Jan 6, 2018 • 2 min
What is self-esteem and why is the development of high self-esteem one of the key aspects pf a mentoring relationship?
Stages of the mentoring relationship
Jan 5, 2018 • 1 min
This episode considers the three main stages of a mentoring relationship between a volunteer adult mentor and an adolescent mentee, including some helpful tips.
Learning about the positives of a conflict
Jan 4, 2018 • 1 min
An episode looking at a positive approach to resolving conflicts which can be an important discussion during a mentoring journey. Some strategies shared as well.
Cross-cultural mentoring
Jan 3, 2018 • 2 min
Tips for volunteer adult mentors involved in a cross-cultural mentoring relationship, a wonderfully enriching experience for both parties.
Mentoring: positive results
Jan 2, 2018 • 1 min
The impact of a positive approach to mentoring adolescents on these young people - the mentor’s attitude is critical to the success or otherwise of the mentoring relationship.
What influences Communication - assumptions (4)
Jan 1, 2018 • 1 min
This is the final of the four episodes that considers how to communicate effectively with adolescent mentees.
What influences Communication - perceptions (3)
Dec 31, 2017 • 2 min
This is the third of four episodes that considers how to communicate effectively with adolescent mentees.
What influences Communication - Values (2)
Dec 30, 2017 • 1 min
This is the second of four episodes that considers how to communicate effectively with adolescent mentees.
What influences Communication (1)
Dec 29, 2017 • 1 min
This is the first of four episodes that considers how to communicate effectively with adolescent mentees.
Chase goals and deal with failure
Dec 28, 2017 • 1 min
Many young people, for a variety, of reasons, are afraid of failure. This episode looks at strategies volunteer adult mentors can consider using during the mentoring journey.
Mentoring and using a Diary
Dec 27, 2017 • 1 min
Reasons for the importance of using a paper Diary in an adolescent’s brain development are shared in this episode.
Benefits to a mentee of a developmental mentoring relationship.
Dec 26, 2017 • 2 min
Volunteer adult mentors must understand the critical importance of a developmental mentoring journey with their adolescent mentees, rather than a prescriptive approach which, research suggests, tends not to be as effective.
Key results of a realistic goal setting process
Dec 25, 2017 • 2 min
This episode looks at some of the key results of a positive goal setting process by an adolescent mentee during the mentoring journey, a collation of important research findings.
Why I mentor!
Dec 24, 2017 • 2 min
The author, Robin Cox, shares some quotes that inspire and motivate him for the mentoring journey.
Adolescent hallmarks
Dec 23, 2017 • 1 min
Understanding the mentoring journey when a volunteer mentor is mentoring an adolescent mentee. Strategies and words of encouragement.
A 6-Step process to positively resolve conflicts (4)
Dec 22, 2017 • 2 min
The final of four episodes describing a user-friendly conflict resolution process that works when clearly understood by an adolescent mentee.
A 6-Step process to positively resolve conflicts (3)
Dec 21, 2017 • 2 min
The third of four episodes describing a user-friendly conflict resolution process that works when clearly understood by an adolescent mentee.
A 6-Step process to positively resolve conflicts (2)
Dec 20, 2017 • 1 min
The second of four episodes describing a user-friendly conflict resolution process that works when clearly understood by an adolescent mentee.
A 6-Step process to positively resolve conflicts (1)
Dec 19, 2017 • 2 min
The first of four episodes describing a user-friendly conflict resolution process that works when clearly understood by an adolescent mentee.
Be a bold dreamer
Dec 18, 2017 • 1 min
Words of encouragement for volunteer adult mentors of adolescent mentees so they stay the course!
Gender-specific features of adolescent girls
Dec 17, 2017 • 2 min
A look at some of the more common features of adolescent girls to assist mentors on the mentoring journey.
Gender-specific features of adolescent boys (3)
Dec 16, 2017 • 2 min
The third of three episodes to help mentors of adolescent boys appreciate all the challenges they are facing. ‘Generally boys take longer than girls to share their deeper thoughts and feelings.
Gender-specific features of adolescent boys (2)
Dec 15, 2017 • 2 min
The second of three episodes to help mentors of adolescent boys appreciate all the challenges they are facing. ‘Generally boys take longer than girls to share their deeper thoughts and feelings.
Gender-specific features of adolescent boys (1)
Dec 14, 2017 • 2 min
The first of three episodes to help mentors of adolescent boys appreciate all the challenges they are facing. ‘Generally boys take longer than girls to share their deeper thoughts and feelings.
Strengthening the brain
Dec 13, 2017 • 1 min
Understanding what is happening with adolescent brain development can enhance the quality of the mentoring relationship.
10 Tickets to mentoring
Dec 12, 2017 • 2 min
This episode shares mentoring expert Thomas W. Dortch Jr.’s helpful checklist for mentors of adolescents which contains many helpful tips for the mentoring journey.
Identifying a mentee’s conflict style (4)
Dec 11, 2017 • 1 min
Guiding adolescent mentees through the different approaches to resolving conflicts is an invaluable role of the volunteer adult mentor. This is the final of the four episodes covering this topic..
Identifying a mentee’s conflict style (3)
Dec 10, 2017 • 2 min
Guiding adolescent mentees through the different approaches to resolving conflicts is an invaluable role of the volunteer adult mentor. We consider this over four episodes.
Identifying a mentee’s conflict style (2)
Dec 9, 2017 • 2 min
Guiding adolescent mentees through the different approaches to resolving conflicts is an invaluable role of the volunteer adult mentor. We consider this over four episodes.
Identifying a mentee’s conflict style (1)
Dec 8, 2017 • 1 min
Guiding adolescent mentees through the different approaches to resolving conflicts is an invaluable role of the volunteer adult mentor. We consider this over four episodes.
Surging self-worth
Dec 7, 2017 • 1 min
The episode looks at the importance of persevering during the mentoring relationship, even when one thinks one might not be connecting effectively. A true story explains what happens.
General Mentoring tips
Dec 6, 2017 • 2 min
As the title suggests, this episode offers some general tips to volunteer adults mentoring adolescent mentees - words of encouragement.
Mentoring and resolving conflict
Dec 5, 2017 • 2 min
Not only are adolescents experiencing conflicts in their relationships with others, they are also experiencing inner conflicts. Strategies on how to guide an adolescent mentee through these challenging times are shared in this episode.
The importance of good communication skills
Dec 4, 2017 • 2 min
Effective communication lies at the heart of a mentoring relationship with an adolescent. This episode considers how a mentor can tell if the connection is strong and there is effective communication occurring.
Making order out of chaos
Dec 3, 2017 • 1 min
A reminder that adolescents are going through a confusing time in their lives, so some strategies are suggested to keep the mentoring relationship in a positive space.
5 levels of Communication
Dec 2, 2017 • 2 min
Creating a connection with an adolescent takes time and involves some important communication strategies mentioned in this episode.
Be a great listener!
Dec 1, 2017 • 2 min
This episode highlights why and how listening is a critical skill within an effective mentoring relationship.
A checklist of assertiveness
Nov 30, 2017 • 2 min
Coaching and guiding adolescent mentees to become more assertive is one of the roles of an adult mentor. This episode shares some of the characteristics and qualities a mentor can help develop during the mentoring journey.
Signs of self-image issues
Nov 29, 2017 • 2 min
This episodes looks at different types of adolescent behavior to help adult mentors reflect on the self-image of their adolescent mentee during the mentoring journey.
Mentors’ Thoughts (3)
Nov 28, 2017 • 2 min
Volunteer adult mentors share their thoughts about how they would like to have been spoken to by an adult during their teenage years.
Mentors’ Thoughts (2)
Nov 27, 2017 • 1 min
Volunteer adult mentors share their thoughts about how they would like to have been spoken to by an adult during their teenage years.
Mentors’ Thoughts (1)
Nov 26, 2017 • 2 min
Volunteer adult mentors share their thoughts about how they would like to have been spoken to by an adult during their teenage years.
Mentoring: What’s the challenge?
Nov 25, 2017 • 1 min
This episode looks at a variety of roles mentors can take during the mentoring journey to encourage adolescents to become the best they can be.
Causes of a poor self-image
Nov 24, 2017 • 2 min
There are many reasons why an adolescent might have a poor self-image. This episode considers some of the more common reasons to prepare adult mentors for the mentoring journey.
Setting family and relationship goals with a mentee
Nov 23, 2017 • 2 min
When adult mentors connect with their adolescent mentees, discussions could well focus on family relationships. This episode looks at different approaches mentors can take when focusing in this area.
Setting Extracurricular or after-work goals with a mentee
Nov 22, 2017 • 2 min
Through looking at a mentee’s hobbies or interests, and adult mentor could do life-changing encouraging work in the life of an adolescent mentee.
Setting fitness and health goals with your mentee
Nov 21, 2017 • 2 min
There is a lot of truth in the statement that a healthy body will have a healthy mind. This episode considers ways an adult mentor can encourage an adolescent to develop some fitness and health goals.
Setting academic or training goals with a mentee
Nov 20, 2017 • 2 min
How to help an adolescent mentee set his or her goals or tasks as a self-empowering experience.
The gift of listening
Nov 19, 2017 • 1 min
What does it mean for an adult mentor to effectively listen to an adolescent? Some thoughts about that.
The value of a caring adult
Nov 18, 2017 • 1 min
The value of an adult mentor in an adolescent’s life and what that mentor can bring to the relationship.
Resiliency and Mentoring
Nov 17, 2017 • 2 min
What is resilience and how a positive mentoring relationship between a volunteer adult mentor and an adolescent mentee will enhance the resiliency of the mentee.
Setting performance goals
Nov 16, 2017 • 1 min
Why encourage adolescents to set performance goals during the mentoring journey? Some ideas and thoughts from global research.
Writing down goals
Nov 15, 2017 • 1 min
The importance of adolescent mentees hand writing their goals and it’s importance in adolescent brain development.
A real relationship
Nov 14, 2017 • 2 min
This episode considers what a real mentoring relationship between a volunteer adult and an adolescent mentee is all about.
Features of adolescents (5)
Nov 13, 2017 • 2 min
It helps the mentoring relationship when adult mentors have a deeper understanding of what physical, emotional and other changes are occurring in their mentees’ lives.
Features of adolescents (4)
Nov 12, 2017 • 2 min
It helps the mentoring relationship when adult mentors have a deeper understanding of what physical, emotional and other changes are occurring in their mentees’ lives.
Features of adolescents (3)
Nov 11, 2017 • 2 min
It helps the mentoring relationship when adult mentors have a deeper understanding of what physical, emotional and other changes are occurring in their mentees’ lives.
Features of Adolescents (2)
Nov 10, 2017 • 2 min
It helps the mentoring relationship when adult mentors have a deeper understanding of what physical, emotional and other changes are occurring in their mentees’ lives.
Features of adolescents (1)
Nov 9, 2017 • 2 min
It helps the mentoring relationship when adult mentors have a deeper understanding of what physical, emotional and other changes are occurring in their mentees’ lives.
Dealing with adversity
Nov 8, 2017 • 2 min
This episode shares thought for mentors who are mentoring adolescents dealing with adversity which can take a variety of forms.
Nurturing high self-esteem
Nov 7, 2017 • 2 min
Adolescents with high self-esteem and who feel supported by at least three significant adults are following a great pathway to become the best they can be. Some tips to help adult mentors create this reality during the mentoring journey.
Topics to talk about with a mentee
Nov 6, 2017 • 1 min
When two strangers come together for the first time, an adult mentor and an adolescent mentee, it is a challenging time. This episode shares some well used tips to assist mentors to create the all important connection with their mentee.
Why a mentee might struggle to set goals
Nov 5, 2017 • 2 min
There are many reasons why a young person might struggle to set goals. This episode highlights some of the most common reasons gathered from years of research.
Mentors and goals
Nov 4, 2017 • 2 min
What researchers share about the importance of goal setting and goal getting to enhance the mentoring relationship.
The young person’s brain
Nov 3, 2017 • 2 min
How a deeper understanding of what’s happening in an adolescent’s brain will enhance the mentoring relationship.
5 key signs of a positive self-image.
Nov 2, 2017 • 1 min
5 key signs of an adolescent mentee’s positive self-image which adults can discern during the mentoring journey as they reflect on the positives from their mentoring experience.
Identifying a mentee’s strengths.
Nov 1, 2017 • 3 min
The development of resiliency is a key aspect of the mentoring journey. Identifying and naming strengths is one effective strategy adult mentors can use to encourage their adolescent mentees to become the best they can be. This episode explores some pe…
The role of the goal getting mentor.
Oct 31, 2017 • 2 min
Goal setting is a key area of the mentoring journey between a volunteer adult and an adolescent mentee. This episode contains ideas to help mentees with the goal setting process.
Tips for connecting with a young person
Oct 30, 2017 • 2 min
There are a variety of ways adult mentors can seek to connect with their adolescent mentees which will be shared in the Mentoring Minutes episodes. More ideas are shared in this episode.
The motivating mentors
Oct 29, 2017 • 1 min
Why young people need adults outside of the family to motivate and inspire them to become the best they can be.
The mentor as a friend
Oct 28, 2017 • 2 min
What it means to see the mentoring relationship as a friendship journey between an adolescent mentee and a volunteer adult mentor.
Mentoring adolescents from high risk environments
Oct 27, 2017 • 2 min
Sharing some of the ideas from youth research to encourage mentors of adolescent mentees living in high risk environments to become the best they can be.
Ways to connect with mentees. (2)
Oct 26, 2017 • 2 min
It is important for mentors of adolescent mentees to experiment with different strategies to make a positive connection with their adolescent mentee, so more tips are shared in this episode.
Ways to connect with mentees (1)
Oct 25, 2017 • 2 min
Developing a meaningful and positive relationship with your adolescent mentee is a work in progress through the early stages of the mentoring journey, so here are some helpful tips to enhance the relationship between a mentor and an adolescent mentee.
The youth of tomorrow
Oct 24, 2017 • 2 min
The importance of investing time and energy in the young people of the future through a mentoring relationship.
Understanding youth culture (2)
Oct 23, 2017 • 2 min
Tips and strategies for mentors mentoring adolescent mentees from a different cultural background.
Understanding youth culture (1)
Oct 22, 2017 • 2 min
The importance of understanding the context of an adolescent mentee’s life is explored in this episode.
Connecting with your mentee
Oct 21, 2017 • 1 min
There are some strategies that will help an adult mentor connect with their adolescent mentee that are considered in this episode.
Key areas of a youth mentoring role
Oct 20, 2017 • 2 min
Four key areas a trusted, supportive volunteer adult mentor can explore with their adolescent mentees during the mentoring journey.
Productive mentors
Oct 19, 2017 • 2 min
What do productive mentors look like? Some strategies and tips as they embark on the mentoring journey with an adolescent
Mentors are role models
Oct 18, 2017 • 2 min
Some important points for adult mentors of adolescents to remember with regard to being a role model during the mentoring journey.
Meeting your mentee
Oct 17, 2017 • 1 min
It is important for adult mentors to know what to do to connect with their adolescent mentee during the early stages of the mentoring relationship. Some strategies are suggested.
What does a mentor do?
Oct 16, 2017 • 2 min
An outline of some of the actions a mentor takes while mentoring an adolescent mentee
Roles of a mentor of adolescents
Oct 15, 2017 • 2 min
A mentor of adolescents wears many hats. This episode explores some of the roles mentors undertake during the mentoring journey.
Mentoring research
Oct 14, 2017 • 2 min
Findings from research about the value of mentoring and the importance of mentor training before mentoring adolescents
What is a mentor?
Oct 13, 2017 • 2 min
What mentoring adolescents means - some clarification to help mentors understand their role
Adolescents knowing their lives have meaning and purpose
Oct 12, 2017 • 1 min
How adult mentors can help adolescent mentees to feel that their lives have meaning and purpose
Adolescents feeling valued
Oct 11, 2017 • 1 min
What it means for adolescent mentees to feel valued.
Adolescents feeling safe and secure
Oct 10, 2017 • 2 min
What it means, when mentoring an adolescent, to ensure that he or she feels safe and secure at all times.
Mentoring Minutes - Introduction
Oct 9, 2017 • 5 min
Introducing Mentoring Minutes. Aims and objectives and some information about the creator, retired School Principal and youth mentoring program developer, Robin Cox. 260 episodes of approximately 2 to 3 minutes each to encourage and inspire anyone work…