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Point of View (and Perspectives)

Most questions sent to us lean into asking about our Point of View of mentoring and mentor. 

Instead of creating a Frequently Asked Question page, we'll share POV videos. 

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Organization Strategy & Mentoring

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Leadership & Mentoring

Mentoring As Educating Approach

Mentoring & Hospitality

Mentoring & Community

Education ... 

Click the blue button below to access the education programs and resources about mentoring, serving as a mentor, taking part as a mentee, and so much more. 

Certification ...

Click the purple button below to access the certification program about becoming a competent as a mentor, journey mentor, mentoring circle facilitator, and so much more. 

Introducing the Co-Founders of International Mentoring Community

Doug Lawrence
Manage-Lead the Practice and Outreach Platform

Doug Lawrence is the founder of TalentC® a Human Resources solution provider focused on effective mentoring. Doug is an International Certified Mentor Practitioner (ICMP) and an International Certified Mentor Facilitator (ICMF).
He has over 30 years of mentoring and leadership experience in federal, provincial and private sector environments and is recognized as a thought leader in the mentoring space. Doug authored the book entitled, “The Gift of Mentoring”.
Doug has worked with organizations to establish mentoring programs/mentoring movements and provides one on one professional mentoring with people at all levels in an organization on an international basis. 

Dr. Stephen Hobbs 
Manage_Lead the Education and Certification Platform

Born an educator, and always & in all ways an educator, Dr. Stephen contributes/has contributed his insights as a university instructor/assistant professor, faculty member at a leadership centre, online and in-person workshop instructive-coach, and retreat and mastermind facilitative-mentor.
His shares his interests in evidence-based learning, competence verification, experience-based educating, AI cognitive articulation, managing & leading, and VR/AR with one of the premier international mentor schools - International Mentoring Community.

Stephen Hobbs

We're committed to support your wise allocation of time, effort, & money as you serve as a mentor and/or sustain an organizational mentoring program. 

We guide you through the "5 Give to Get" stages of your involvement and evolvement with the International Mentoring Community.

Get Clear 
Get Perspective
Get Support
Get Results
Get Movement/Profit

Mentoring with Doug Lawrence has been inspiring. He has such a natural ability to forge a trusting relationship that I feel extremely comfortable with him. He's helped me believe in myself; both
as an aspiring HR professional and a future leader. I have gained so much confidence talking
with Doug. He pushes me to think deeper and smarter and I feel more confident starting my HR
career because of him. He inspires others to lead, creating future talent in a time leadership
talent is lacking globally. He puts so much time and effort into his program and his mentees
that his passion shines and you can't help but take notice of his work. I enjoy learning from his
years of experience. Doug taught me the importance of "us" and "we “language and it has
become a habit to speak like that in my day to day life. It has helped me build relationships both
personal and professional.

I've become so much more aware of how important mentoring is and he has given me the tools
to practice mentoring in my own life. I also like that our sessions together are a two way street;
we both learn from each other, it has been rewarding. A mentoring experience with Doug will
make you think, will teach you how to be more self-reliant and confident as well as teaching
you how to build strong, trusting relationships with others. It’s valuable for all aspects of your

Jenine Boser, BBA

You’ll not be added to any email list.
We’ll simply organize our conversation.

Jack Riley

Dr. Stephen Hobbs is much more of an artist as he weaves a tapestry of thought and action together into a seamless living piece of artwork ...

Client Testimonial for Dr. Stephen Hobbs:

Strategy & Culture - Merger & Acquisition
Over the past eight years Cervus Equipment Corporation has been acquiring business-to-business equipment dealerships growing from fifteen to seventy-two locations across three countries. Each of the business acquired have ranged from one location to as many as twelve locations with up to three hundred and fifty employees.

As can be imagined the integration, aligning of Cultures, Operations and Strategy of these very diverse organizations has been an immense challenge. In the early days our ability to align the organizations was greatly hampered by our lack of experience and confidence in our own organization. We could see as an organization that the longer we struggled with misalignment of Culture’s and Strategies the more we were losing value and over stressing the system.

Upon some serious internal review and soul searching we decided to embark on a journey to build an Acquisition and Integration Model and support practices that would be second to none. Our goal was to create a set of repeatable processes that would support rapid execution of Integration, Cultural Identification and Clarity and development of the New Business Unit Strategy aligned with the Cervus of Tomorrow Vision. If we could accomplish this we would greatly improve the Time to Value on new acquisitions and greatly improve our ability to support rapid growth. Both becoming exceptional competitive advantages and defining core competencies of our team.

We started down this development path in 2011 by documenting all of our current process, reviewing past success and failures and reaching out to find specialized resources and experts. This is when we were introduced to Dr. Stephen Hobbs and the EX2 - TRIPIS Technique and Tools.

Stephen’s program and thinking was the catalyst to the exceptional success we have today. Leading us on a journey, Stephen’s process created a safe environment for the newly acquired team and the Cervus team to discuss the current realities of the culture, the business and the obstacles to reaching the Cervus of Tomorrow Vision. On the Journey we were able to create a set of celebrated mutual cultural attributes, a plan to enhance current successes and improve on the current business challenges. This work resulted in the development of our mutually agreed Five Year Strategy.

In each of the acquisitions where Stephen's TRIPIS program was used we have seen the integration time line significantly reduced along with cultural alignment and financial performance well beyond our expectations. 

Without hesitation I would recommend Dr. Stephen Hobbs as a partner in any Cultural & Strategy work. His effectiveness, thinking, facilitation skills and integrity are exceptional.

John Higgins
Cervus Equipment

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