Mentoring – an Overview and how to Find one and be ONE with Claire Diaz Ortiz

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This podcast episode is about understanding why it’s beneficial to get a mentor. Understanding the relationship that goes with it and how mentorship actually works. Presenting our guest, in this week’s episode -Claire Diaz Ortiz: the co-author of the book “One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work with a Mentor and Why you’ll Benefit from Being One.” She is also a speaker and technology innovator who has been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.

Claire was an early employee at Twitter, where she was hired to lead corporate social innovation.

In this episode, Matthew and Claire discuss:

  • Claire’s humble beginnings, and the twists and turns of how she got herself caught up in the mentoring arena
  • Her story, and how she placed this into a book about everything she learned as a mentee and as a mentor

  • How important it is to but guideline and structure to any mentoring relationships
  • Enumerated several mentoring relationships that commonly occur
  • Adult and adolescent mentoring relationship
  • New hire mentoring
  • Across generational mentoring
  • Claire’s perspectives about the do’s and don’ts to mentoring and her winning formula in making the mentor and mentee- vice versa- relationship really work, grow and last
  • Recommendations for finding the right mentor for you and the steps you need to consider in finding one


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