The Encouraging Mentor

Your Guide to 40 Conversations that Matter

by Brian Raison PhD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/25/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9798385009916
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 198
ISBN : 9798385009909
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 198
ISBN : 9798385009893

About the Book

One of the most important things you can do in life is encourage someone. Doing that as a caring mentor increases the impact. The Encouraging Mentor offers step-by-step instructions with proven conversation-starting tools for deep engagement. You can use these with no training. They work with individuals or groups. The tools will also help you, the reader, grow personally and professionally.

This book presents an alternative to formal mentoring programs that sometimes fail. This nonformal mentoring approach—grounded in adult learning theory—allows you to deploy tools at the right time to help people (or groups) grow when they are ready. These tools will equip you to help someone become more than they thought possible.

About the Author

Brian Raison’s mission in life is to encourage others. He has endeavored to practice this over the past 27 years serving at The Ohio State University where he teaches on campus and through OSU Extension. As a professor, he specializes in leadership and capacity building to help people and organizations. Brian volunteers with his family in faith-based service organizations across the U.S. and carries on his Appalachian family traditions of storytelling and heirloom gardening learned from his grandparents.