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Lean In Energy’s Best Practices for Cultivating Productive Mentoring Relationships

The art of mentoring has been around since the dawn of time, but this doesn’t mean that being a mentor or mentee comes naturally to everyone. Sometimes, it takes a bit of guidance and training to make sure a mentoring relationship is both impactful and successful. In order to empower women in the energy sector to achieve their ambitions, Lean In Energy has built best practices for mentors and mentees into their mentoring program to ensure productive mentoring for everyone.

With this specific guidance, women in their mentoring circles, group mentoring and flash mentoring programs are more prepared to engage in their mentoring connection, set goals, establish objectives and navigate workplace challenges. Colleen Scholl, President of Lean In Energy, explains the best practices they built to drive successful mentoring. Discover how your organization can enable more impactful mentoring with tips and examples.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to establish expectations with program participants
  • Establish conversation points to guide mentors and mentees through initial meetings
  • Encourage more engagement between mentors and mentees
  • And more!


Colleen-Scholl-President-Lean-In-Energy  Colleen M. Scholl, P.E., CEO and President of Lean In Energy

Passionate about promoting the value of diversity and Inclusion and providing resources to assist women in energy in achieving their goals and reaching their fullest potential, Colleen is the CEO and President of Lean In Energy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in partnership with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation. Lean In Energy’s mission is to empower women in energy and those interested in energy to achieve their ambitions through mentoring, community, public awareness, and education. Colleen was one of the original Board of Directors members for the organization established in 2018 and assumed the role of President and CEO in 2019. Colleen also served on the Society of Women Engineers Board of Directors for 4 years, including a term as Society President from 2015-2016.

In her day job, Colleen is a Senior Vice President and Professional Services Director with HDR, an architecture and engineering firm headquartered in Omaha, NE. In this role, Colleen leads the engineering and technical staff involved in the execution of projects for industrial clients by focusing on strengthening and expanding technical expertise, ensuring delivery of quality products and services, and promoting and leading innovation. Prior to joining HDR in 2012, Colleen spent nearly 20 years working for various engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms, involved in the engineering design, construction, commissioning, and operation of power generating facilities around the world. Colleen holds BS and MS degrees in engineering fields and an MBA in management of engineering and technology.

In her personal life, Colleen lives in Whitewater, Wisconsin with her husband Mark and two furry feline children. Scuba diving is another one of her passions and she enjoys spending as much time underwater as possible enjoying that unique world.

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