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For the "L" of It! Episode 10: "Mentoring & Encouragement: An Antidote for the Bad Out There

Welcome back to “For the L of It”.

We hope the tips, our personal stories and struggles are helping you realize you have it in you to make change happen – not just for others – but for you.

And speaking of focusing on yourself – we thought this was the perfect time to discuss mentoring and encouragement. There’s a great acronym for this that fits quite nicely – two letters – M.E.! Quite simple and maybe even a little corny – but at least you can remember it!.

When you have the right mentors – the relationships and conversation can empower you to build your strengths, resources, effectiveness and well-being. It really is an antidote to so much of the bad out there these days. And when you add in a healthy dose of encouragement – that is a recipe for personal success!

In this episode Leana, Kathy and I will talk about the importance of understanding “who you are” and what it is you want and need out of this pairing. How important it is to trust and be trusted. What you can learn to help move you towards a healthier and more holistic place to live, lead and learn. We’ll also add just a little bit of perspective around how important encouragement is on this particular journey.

Leana kicks off our discussion and connects the head and heart as we engage in this very worthwhile discussion. So, take a listen and even take a moment to share this with your teams to start some powerful dialogue and connection.

You know what we say – Do it for the “L” of it!!


I was blessed to have a number of great mentors in my life. ( Kathy, you are one of mine!) I have to say that it was in retrospect that I realized that these people were my mentors...I didn't ask them to be...they appeared in my life and later I realized what a gift they had been. Because I was able to learn from them by observing them in action, I also had the benefit of seeing the impact of their actions on staff and patients. All of them watched for and created learning opportunities for me. I don't know how you make those kinds of requests when you are asking someone to mentor you but I was fortunat…

Mar 02, 2023
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Janne thank you for such kind words. An interesting thing about mentoring someone, knowingly or not, is how much you get in return. Often, it ends up that you become mentors to each other in areas where you each have your strengths and experiences. Thank you Janne for just that.

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