June 20, 2017

What makes a good mentor? 

As founder of The Mentor Project, I’ve spoken with nearly 100 mentors, from informal mentors such as grandparents, artists, athletes, and step-parents to formal mentors like judges, physicians, military leaders, and techies. With the diversit...

March 20, 2017

We all know having a mentor is a benefit.  But, most of us don't know there are clear benefits to being a mentor.  Whether at work, grandparenting, in education, and in life, mentors change lives: theirs and others.  Here are the top 5 benefits of mentoring:

1. Old...

November 16, 2016

Have you ever wondered who guides new Judges?  Well, Iowa's District Court 5 has, and they recently started a Formal Mentorship program for new Judges. Both mentees and mentors benefit.  The new Judges can ask advice about cases and support from someone with experience...

November 15, 2016

Have you ever wanted to mentor but didn't know how to get involved?  Did you think mentoring might take too much time?  Or did you think mentoring would mean you have to travel to the mentee?  Jane Donaldson, Executive Director of The Aspire Foundation in the United St...

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Deborah Heiser, PhD

Deborah Heiser, PhD holds a degree in Applied Developmental Psychology with a specialty in redefining what being older looks and feels like.  She has a 20 year track record of award winning research, presentations and consulting.