Achieve Greater Inclusion

Mentoring Method’s mission is to create impactful learning transformations through mentoring. Mentoring Method created the world’s first ‘Learning and Mentoring Management System’ (“LMMS”) that combines digital learning with diversity-focused mentoring matching technology that aids in creating inclusive workplace cultures.
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Our Programs

The Method

How and Why Mentoring Method™ Works

We create diverse and cross-functional mentoring groups from within your organization who complete a digital learning program together over time. Together, they mentor one another on how they can implement these new skills within their unique corporate culture.

These safe, confidential environments provide the support structure needed to transform online learning into real life change.

What Is Different About Mentoring Method™?

Our mentor matching algorithm matches mentoring groups based on how unalike they are since we fundamentally believe in the power of diverse thinking to drive innovation.

By adding in critical leadership development curriculum to the mentoring group structure, we are able to infuse a learning experience all can benefit from.

We believe everyone is a mentor. By empowering your talent from within to own and share their story we can transform your pipeline from within.

Our proprietary technology has built in accountability features to aid in reaching 100% completion rates.

Advanced levels of technology security for greater protection.

Full Suite of Capabilities

  • Scalable Mentoring and Learning Technology

  • Alignment with Strategic Goals

  • Program Evaluation Tools

  • Build Inclusive Culture

  • Women's Leadership Development

  • Engaging Men as Allies

  • Online Mentoring Groups

  • Mentor Development Training

  • Train the Trainer Certifications

  • Custom Curriculum Design

INCLUSION'S EFFECT ON TALENT
72% of respondents would leave or may consider leaving an organization for a more inclusive one.
- DELOITTE INCLUSION PULSE SURVEY, 2017

Who is This Program For?

This program is for leading organizations looking for an innovative approach to diversity and inclusion that leverages the power of mentorship and leadership development to foster collaboration, networking, trust, accountability, and support among its rising leaders.

About Us

Our Story

Mentoring Method™ was developed out of frustration. As the creators of Women Evolution®, we witnessed first-hand how incredibly difficult it is to experience long term sustainable results with diversity efforts. At our current pace, it will take over 200 years before women will reach parity with men in the workplace. It is even longer for any other facet of diversity. This is not good enough.

What we discovered was that until there is a workplace culture that recognizes, values, and leverages authentic leadership – these initiatives will never make a true long-term impact.

People need to be valued for their uniqueness and feel like they belong before we can ever see results – this is the definition of inclusion.

An inclusive culture is the critical first step required before we can achieve diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, culture, LGBTQIA+, and more within senior leadership positions.

Our desperate search for a scalable and sustainable technological solution to creating inclusive workplace cultures led us to realizing that one did not exist, and it was going to be up to us to create one.

Thank you for finding us and we look forward to having an exploratory conversation with you to see your goals for diversity and inclusion this year and how we may be able to get you there faster.

Schedule your exploratory conversation here.

Our Vision

We envision a world where in every workplace everyone is valued for their uniqueness and feels like they belong. It is only in these environments that true diversity of thought can make it throughout all levels of an organization.

Our Values and Cultures

Integrity – Our credibility lies in following through with our word

Innovation - Versatility, creativity, and awareness drives our expansion

Inclusiveness – Valuing individuality makes us stronger

Inspiration – We strive to create a legacy that leaves the workplace better than we found it

Initiative – Taking personal responsibility holds us accountable for our actions

Executive Team

Shavon Lindley

Founder & CEO

Shavon is an award-winning career development and mentorship strategist specializing in the advancement of diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is the creator of Women Evolution® and Inclusion 360°™, and as a Forbes Contributor and former host of the “The CEO Show” on ESPN she has interviewed over 200 executives and discovered how to blend her personal and professional life while growing in a career as an authentic and diverse leader.

Shavon’s magnetic personality and ground-breaking research has her as a featured Contributor for Forbes and speaking at TEDx, Boeing, California Diversity Conference, MGM Women’s Leadership Conference, Training Conference, and the California Women’s Conference.

Originally from Tulsa, Ok and a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin with degree in Mathematics, Shavon has a black belt in karate and is an avid music lover with a ridiculously loud laugh.

Shavon is half Iranian and half Irish and lives in Del Mar, CA with her husband and two daughters she hopes will always leave room for the unimaginable.

Christina Asbaty

COO

Christina has served as Chief Operating Officer for Mentoring Method since its creation. Christina comes with over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate including sales strategy, leadership and business development. Christina is a long-time champion of diversity and inclusion, noticing that the commercial real estate industry is largely male dominated, she has always sought out to support, empower and mentor women in any capacity that she can.

Christina was recognized by Women of Distinction magazine in 2015, where she was featured in an article detailing her rise as a female broker in the commercial real estate industry and was nominated as a Woman of Influence in San Diego in 2017. Christina is naturally entrepreneurial, always coming up with ways to improve a product or create a new one, and has a passion for cooking, live music and traveling the world. She is on the Del Mar Farmers Market non-profit board and loves to be a part of the community.

Jenn Labin

Chief Mentoring Officer

For over 15 years, Jenn Labin has been dedicated to sharing her conviction that powerful mentoring is one of the most effective ways to grow talent and ignite potential. As Chief Mentoring Officer at Mentoring Method, Jenn has been the guiding force behind building impactful mentoring and mentor training programs across a wide spectrum of organizations, including large private sector businesses, government/military operations, higher-education institutions and non-profit organizations.

Jenn is the author of Mentoring Programs That Work, a unique approach to building scalable and sustainable mentoring programs within any organization. She also authored Real World Training Design, a visual quick-guide for creating exceptional training opportunities within tight budgets and timelines. Jenn contributed to the ASTD Handbook, 2nd Edition and has been published in the Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting Journal three times, including her white paper on “5 Steps to Engagement: Simple and Practical Methods for Implementing an Employee Engagement Initiative”. Jenn’s work can also be found in 101 Ways to Make Training Active, How to Write Terrific Training Materials, and the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD, now ATD) Trainer’s Toolkit app. She is a regular presenter at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo, as well as numerous ATD chapters.

Mark Mahin

VP, Business Development

Mark has served as VP of Business Development for Mentoring Method and Women Evolution since 2016. One of Mark’s greatest gifts is his ability to identify opportunities to improve upon within an organization, collaborating effectively to achieve strategic business goals. With 20 years of corporate experience he has honed the ability to give perspective to companies unable to identify areas of innovation. He joined Women Evolution after leaving a promising career at a global 500 company. It is there he identified the integral need for large corporations to invest strategically into leadership development. His valuable insight and management experience enables him to support companies goals by helping to build and support their unique talent and organizational development systems.

Building an inclusive culture is the foundation of any company seeking long term growth and sustained profits. From recruiting to retention, from employee appreciation to improved revenues. Inclusion is the cornerstone we must all build upon.

In his free time Mark is either sharing his culinary skills and wine appreciation with family and friends or spending it outside with his Dressage trainer wife and their horse Wieco.

Lynae Watkins

Business Development Manager

Lynae Watkins joins Mentoring Method after a successful 10 year career in hospitality sales. Lynae specializes in client relationship building and brings her strong communication skills to the team. Lynae is solution oriented and excels in listening and learning about her clients' challenges, discussing and exploring creative ideas, and providing solutions to meet the desired goal of the respective companies.

Lynae is inspired by discovering people's diverse backgrounds and their unique traits and believes there is always an opportunity to learn from other perspectives. In her free time, Lynae enjoys entertaining family and friends and exploring San Diego with her husband, two little girls and labrador retriever.

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Mentoring Method™

9191 Towne Centre Dr, Ste 310
San Diego, CA 92122

1.619.780.2575
info@mentoringmethod.com

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