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Mine says Mentoring. What does your Giving Tuesday Donation List reflect back to you?

I did the bulk of my annual donations yesterday on  Giving Tuesday rather than in the last few days of the year as I usually do. I then posted an update to Facebook about having done this - and a friend asked me to which groups I donated. In reflecting how I would answer this question, I suddenly had an “Aha” moment. I have given to organizations that have meant something to me such as the universities providing my education and setting me on a path to the career I've had. I also donate to causes that have touched me personally, usually for friends and relatives affected by severe diseases. And I donate opportunistically but not necessarily every year to causes that reach me through social media and as well as personal network contacts. I realized that yesterday's choices of my Giving Tuesday dollars largely focus on supporting others for better futures through mentoring and education opportunities.   So here is my list from yesterday and my reasons for why

Updating All the Topics You Didn't Know Have Changed Already: The Next Few Posts

Thanks, faithful followers, for checking in on my blog even during the big lapses of the past year.    “Doing more with less” at work and the confluence of 2 big projects ending at the same time as the annual USG summer bidding frenzy has meant that my life is only now beginning to get back to a “normal” schedule. And that normal schedule includes getting back to blogging on mentoring. Here are some of the topics to watch for in the coming weeks. -The anatomy of a CV in the connected world. -Do I need both a resume and a CV? -What does “dress code” really mean in today’s workplace? -Anyone can be civil, including you. -Mentoring is a volunteer activity. -Tools for task management – not everyone can live without sticky notes. Are there any topics you’d like me to write about? Just let me know.

Real world, Virtual world….Where in the World Have I been Mentoring?

It's been a year since I last showed up on my virtual world here - a year of much increased individual mentoring. Right after my last blog post here, I was pleased to be selected as a mentor for the Aspire Foundation and for the Cherie Blair Foundation - 2 wonderful mentee women, one who was in the midst of a leadership opportunity in the midst of an organizational reorganization and the other an established health business owner who has been working to expand her business (both clients and product offerings), add a stable of employees, and also grow herself as well. I have also been mentoring public health professionals studying for MPHs at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health – in this past academic year, one just starting her career and the other who is a mid-career professional who is expanding his evaluation skills. These experiences are all long-term mentoring where we meet together every 2-4 weeks over 6-12 months or longer.