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Mentor vs Advisor

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Mentor vs Advisor

In my MENTORready workshop, I’m regularly asked what the difference between a mentor and coach is.  These two roles are often described interchangeably in all realms of mentorship. But more specific to the world of entrepreneurs is the distinction between mentor and advisor.  In his book “Startup Communities” Brad Feld differentiates these as well as […]

MENTORready – Lessons from the World’s Largest Business Mentoring Event

Saturday, June 9, 2012

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MENTORready – Lessons from the World’s Largest Business Mentoring Event

On May 14th, MENTORnetwork was involved in producing the World’s Largest Business Mentoring Event at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery12 Conference.  328 mentors and protégés completed 24 x 3-minute speed mentoring sessions, setting a new Guinness World Record in the process. Over the upcoming weeks, I’m going to be sharing many of the lessons […]

Ontario Entrepreneur Mentors Project (OEMP)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

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Ontario Entrepreneur Mentors Project (OEMP)

Are you and Entrepreneur in Ontario looking for a mentor? I want to help. As part of an event I’m producing for the Ontario Centres of Excellence, I’m mapping out and getting connected with all of the entrepreneur mentorship programs in Ontario. This morning as I was challenging myself to really make this a meaningful […]

Student Competitions are Opportunities to Meet Mentors

Friday, March 2, 2012

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Tonight as I judged Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition – I was struck not only by the entrepreneurial talent of the competitors, but also by the pedigree of the judging panel: Colleen Moorehead – Founder of E*Trade and Chief Client Officer at Osler Ted Hastings – President at Cyberplex Marc de Grave – Embedded Executive and VP Business […]

Breaking Down Mentoring Silos in Ontario

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Breaking Down Mentoring Silos in Ontario

As I talk to some of the industry leaders – I’m more and more convinced that Ontario has some of the best mentoring programs for entrepreneurs anywhere in the world. The challenge is that few know how to access the program that best applies to them; and there’s a breakdown in collaboration/cooperation between programs, to […]

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