EP: 37 Having a Mentor Matters with Alison Martin

Do you have a mentor? If not, have you ever had one? Before I had a mentor, I had no idea how a mentor could benefit me personally or professionally. I thought my boss was automatically my mentor. And for those of us that have had a bad or incompetent boss, we’ve learned that this is definitely not the case. Not all managers are mentors or leaders. A mentor is a person that is there to push you and is invested in your professional growth. They are there to celebrate your wins, but they are also present to stretch you to meet your goals.


During today’s conversation, I spoke with Alison Martin of Engage Mentoring. Alison founded the company as a way to help other organizations do a better job of attracting, retaining, and developing diverse talent. After serving as Chief Mentoring Officer at Diverse Talent Strategies, a firm she started in 2011 to help companies, nonprofits, and other organizations build programs from scratch, Martin knew there had to be a better way. So she took everything she had learned from constructing programs from scratch and built it into a software platform that provides a structured and turnkey mentoring program that is scalable and easy to implement. Alison also offers individual mentoring programs for women, African Americans, and LGBTQ employees.


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