Our theme for Season 2 of “A Sojourner’s Truth” podcast is mentoring. You can SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud.
In this episode, Natasha has a conversation with Susan Seay, author, life coach, and mom of seven, and mentoring moms and families. They discuss why they don’t read parenting books, and why business and leadership resources are more helpful for managing a family.
Susan Seay uses her “Mentor 4 Moms” Podcast as an extension of the relatable teaching style found in her book “The Intentional Parent: Parenting On Purpose When Life Gets Busy.” Though her resources, you can get a sense of Susan’s heart to provide encouragement to moms combined with helpful practical tools. Susan truly understands the challenges of being an Intentional Parent. Susan has been a mentor to women locally in Austin, TX and internationally for over a decade.
This book came about for selfish reasons: After about nine years of being married to an entrepreneur, I was desperate for advice from someone who understood what it was like. But there are so few resources for entrepreneurs’ spouses out there, and many that exist are unrealistically optimistic.
I’m thrilled to share my first article from Outreach Magazine. It features excerpts from “Mentor for Life” and explains how mentoring is an effective tool that benefits mentors, mentees, and the organizations in which they work and serve.
Who wouldn’t want to join a positive, ever-growing movement that has proved successful? As we re-evaluate our definition of mentoring and place it within the context of our biblical understanding, we do not abandon all the practical mentoring skills or best practices learned from marketplace professionals.
A quick search of the Harvard Business Reviewwebsite reveals nearly 200 posts on the topic of mentoring in the workplace. It is common marketplace knowledge that mentoring develops human assets, increases organizational value and is a crucial component of leadership. This should not surprise us. After all, great leaders mentor!
Mentoring is advocated in the corporate worldbecause it is good for business and it helps the bottom line. Leaders of great corporations identify and train young prodigies with the understanding and hope that their mentees will become the kinds of leaders who take the corporation to the next level. Through teaching, training, modeling, correction and positive reinforcement, good mentors help their mentees understand their work, make wise decisions, set goals, build teams and plan strategically. In this way, mentoring develops talent and increases performance so the mentor, mentees and organizations in which they work and serve are all beneficiaries.
When I consider the resources and programs available in the business world, I wonder: Is the church equally committed to an understanding of mentoring that makes disciples and raises up the next generation of Christian leaders?