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    Why Your Mentoring Program Needs Technology to Succeed

    When asked what has attributed to their achievements, successful people will almost always, in part, credit a strong mentor or number of mentors. Yet despite the near-universal praise for mentoring, the traditional one-size-fits all approach continues to persist in institutions of all sizes.

    Neuroscience, Mirror Neurons and the Power of Virtual Mentoring

    Since the beginning of humanity, we’re a species who have cultivated personal relationships. This instinct is so powerful that neuroscientists say we cannot help ourselves. We’re drawn to people we’re comfortable with, we want to be near people like us, and we enjoy interacting with those who share wisdom with us.

    How UC Davis is Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed with the Power of Online Mentoring

    List the top 25 entrepreneurs of today's startup age and there will be one thing they all share in common as a key element to their success: mentorship. More important than finding a co-founder or even funding, the right mentors can be the difference between an entrepreneur launching their idea and failing due to lack of preparation, guidance, or a few critical missteps along the way.

    How Mentorship, Networking and Visibility are Changing the Game for Women in Healthcare

    Tired of looking at company board member photos or conference panels and seeing a wall of male faces? One online platform is working to change that with the help of mentorship, networking and visibility.

    "My Take on Mentoring" with InstaViser's Josh Getz

    Recently, we've been talking with customers and users about how mentoring is changing. People are changing the way they find mentors, how often they meet with them, and even who they consider a mentor.

    Meet The Team: Pete Cipollone

    At InstaViser, we’re fueled by an amazing group of people who are dedicated to building communities and helping people forge connections. Outside of the office, our interests vary, with several Olympians, Olympic hopefuls and professional athletes. One key ingredient that brings us together is a passion for mentorship and appreciation for the value that advisors and mentors bring to guiding you along the way on your path to success.

    A New Way to Engage Offline with Your Community: Mentor Walks

    On a warm spring day in Shanghai, I arrived at a neighborhood park with about thirty other women for a mentor walk. It was my first time attending the monthly event, organized by a group of women's communities that wanted to create mentoring opportunities.

    Collaborative Coaching: From LeBron James to Elite Rowing

    When LeBron James announced his decision to depart Cleveland for Los Angeles to join the Lakers, there was plenty of excitement (and despair), accompanied by grand projections for the decision’s impact on the rest of the NBA. A peripheral but intriguing storyline was the fact that James would now be coached by Luke Walton from the same 2003 NBA Draft class. Walton was drafted 31 spots after James, the number one pick that year. Only five years apart in age, they’re practically peers. It’s interesting that the youngest coach in the NBA will be coaching the larger than life, arguably greatest player in the NBA. Can it possibly work?

    Meet The Team: Michael Colella

    At InstaViser, we’re fueled by an amazing group of people who are dedicated to building communities and helping people forge connections. Outside of the office, our interests vary, with several Olympians, Olympic hopefuls and professional athletes. One key ingredient that brings us together is a passion for mentorship and appreciation for the value that advisors and mentors bring to guiding you along the way on your path to success.

    Lessons from the Army: 4 Tips for Being A Better Leader at Work

    In January of 2018, at 28 years old with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a great job in a great city, I decided to do a complete 180 and serve with the men and women who defend our country. I recently completed basic training and airborne school in the Army.

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