#MentorSFCA Archive

Everyone makes the journey to success that works for them. Here is one version of mine. What will yours be? Earlier last week, an interview I sat for, from the Hack the Process (HTP) podcast  program went live on Soundcloud and iTunes . Balancing Activism, Privilege, and Social Media with Frank Strona on Hack the Process Podcast, […]

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Can you across this article today that really triggered something that I’ve been observing in various social and academic disciplines. Th growing resistance to have uncomfortable, challenging conversations with new professionals, students, and those who we disagree with.  Fact: I can disagree with you and still like you Fact: I don’t have to like you […]

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Folks- kinky or not.. this is a quick resource that is very handy to have. No matter if it is for yourself, friends or clients – knowing who and what is available to support those with substance use concerns is critical on many levels of a person’s life. Take a few minutes to read it, post […]

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While reading some of my morning Medium.com bloggers, I came across this one today that prompted me to pause. Mostly because it’s been a growing theme I continue to see and bothers me both as a leader and as a participant on many teams/colleague based processes. The 9 questions that uncover the most surprising insights […]

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A leader who cares could be the problem itself.

Posted May 5, 2017 By Frank Strona

I really enjoy this article from 2015 on “Three Ways to Coach the Person, Not the Problem” and found one quote telling  “… a leader who cares about growing and developing your people, has to coach them, not their problems”  until the moment I realized that for some, the leader is the problem itself… as has so […]

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Ed. Note:  I recently came across the original of this post, which I wrote several years ago for a workshop series I was doing on “Burnout” and a corresponding feature magazine.  While reviewing it, it struck me as well  worth taking some time to revise. Updating and expanding on some of the “lessons learned” based on my own life experiences […]

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Came across this article earlier this week and was greatly impressed buy its write up. According to SOAS University of London (@SOAS), Twitter averaged 319 million monthly active users. But what was fascinating were the graphics on the number that were related to  global issues. With more than half on societal issues, almost 13% around diseases, mostly […]

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Two must read posts from Beth Kanter and Ashley Tan went up today on ways to make “talks” not only more useful but more engaged. While some event hosts often think that numbers alone is a value to the event. We, as trainers and educators understand that success is measured by how valued and absorbed our content […]

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Storytelling tips for health and success

Posted March 24, 2017 By Frank Strona

For those of you following, you may notice I am on a theme of storytelling for health and success currently. Below I am sharing a few more tips and links I thought worth mentioning. Context & Thinking This short article takes about user engagement and branding – but also provides some thinking on the development […]

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Sometimes “Free” is a great opening to engage

Posted March 15, 2017 By Frank Strona

For those of you with an interest in tackling the written word online or storytelling – I found some additional resources to share: Whats the scoop about Social Media? Check out the Social Media 101 – Social Media Quickstarter blog from Constant Contact https://blogs.constantcontact.com/social-media-quickstarter/# These are free (or mostly free) and online: Writing for the […]

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