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Linda Morana

Recap: Mentoring Master Class with International Participants

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In May, Futurpreneur Canada co-hosted a global Mentoring Master Class with Youth Business International (YBI). YBI is an organization dedicated to creating and supporting an international network of organizations providing thousands of young entrepreneurs with an integrated package of support to help them start and grow sustainable businesses. This Master Class, led by Hoang Anh […]


Questions: A Mentor’s Most Powerful Tools

In celebration of National Volunteer week happening from April 6 – 12, 2014, CYBF is celebrating mentors’ valuable contribution to young entrepreneurial success! Below, CYBF’s Mentor-In-Residence, Linda Morana, gives her advice on how to cultivate the art of mentorship from the beginning stages.  If you’re looking for fresh ideas and questions to help launch your mentoring […]


Sweat the small stuff…

At a recent Ottawa SAGE Mentor Think Tank, we gathered entrepreneurs and mentors and held an entrepreneur “tell-all” which included an unpacking of tips and tricks for a successful mentoring relationship from the entrepreneurs’ perspectives. We learned it pays to sweat the small stuff. Here’s what entrepreneurs had to say: Location, location, location. It plays […]


Is the glass half empty or half full?

Here’s what a fly on the wall would have heard from one of my recent discussions with an entrepreneur: “Things are challenging. After having opened our boutique coffee shop seven months ago, we’ve fulfilled about 60 to 65 percent of our monthly sales targets. We decided to hold two ultra-creative, themed promotional events with media […]


What colour are your mentoring lenses?

Without action, results don’t just materialize. We understand this all too well, and that’s why we tend to be primarily action-focused.  A mentoring challenge may arise and our instinct is to switch to solution mode.  How do you fix this? The general pattern goes like this: the challenge within the mentoring relationship presents itself, we […]