Entries by Ann Griffiths

Mentoring is more than a program but…

We’ve recently received requests from various groups asking for advice about formal mentoring programs. This has prompted us to look at how we might be able to support those of you who manage a formal program or would like to start one. While the premise of our book, A Mentor’s Fingerprint, is that we all […]

What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to our Canadian friends and family. Here’s a short video to remind us of all the things we have to be thankful for. It was created by Ann’s son-in-law, Sherman. If you want to forward the video to a friend, send them the url to this site because the url in the […]

Mentoring Crosses Cultural Boundaries

Lydia grew up the eldest of three children in a very poor village located in Southeast Asia. She had an extremely difficult childhood because she was from a disenfranchised minority group in Asia and had a drunken father who beat her mother constantly. She also had to walk a long distance to school each day […]

Perfect Storm. Perfect Calm.

Imagine hearing the following statements – “My sister stopped breathing and they’re suspecting a clot in her lung.” “My 13-year-old granddaughter dislocated her knee.” “My 40-year-old friend had a stroke and is in the hospital.” “My son called to say he’s moving. His marriage is over and one of the hardest things is telling his […]

I wonder…

I’m working on my laptop at my favorite coffee shop, House of James, and I look up to see a young boy (about 10 years old) walk up to a good looking college guy who’s working on his laptop. They seem to know each other. The young student stops what he’s doing and looks up […]