Professional Mentoring

Professional mentoring is an extremely valuable, but often overlooked, component of the professional development equation.

At Professional Development Strategies, we recognize the value of mentoring and work with individual client’s to establish the baseline for a successful mentoring relationship in the professional development process as well as progressive, experiential direction and guidance.

The Top Ten Steps To Ensure Success When Transitioning To The Private Sector

I’ve spent my entire career working exclusively in the private sector. Throughout that time, I’ve interacted with thousands of federal agents, detectives and police officers from around the globe. Routinely, I talk to many people in law enforcement who are planning on retiring and express interest … [Read more...]

The Value of Mentoring – Critical to Professional Success!

Two weeks ago, my colleague at Professional Development Strategies, Dr. Krista Osborne, wrote a blog piece on professional mentoring and she nailed this! Reading the piece she wrote inspired me to write this as an add on to her insightful commentary. Mentors are an integral part of professional … [Read more...]

Mentor Mania or Menagerie

As I have progressed through my career both in law enforcement and the private sector, I consistently heard from supervisors that it is really helpful to 'get a good mentor,' to help guide you and get you to where you want to go.  Over those years, I never formally enlisted the services of a mentor … [Read more...]