The Mentoring Project
Connect > Inspire > Grow
The Mentoring Project is an all-inclusive voluntary program that creates an opportunity for our past and present United States Coast Guard workforce (Active Duty, Reserve, Enlisted, Officers, Civilian, Auxiliary, Retirees) and our affiliated affinity groups to connect to one another in the form of a structured mentoring relationship.
Connection to experienced professionals. Structured time to self-reflect and ask the important questions to help you move forward in your career and personal life. A time and place to enhance awareness of your values. An avenue for accountability of your goals.
Renews career enthusiasm. Provides a greater understanding of the barriers experienced at different levels. Enhances your skills in coaching, counseling, listening, and modeling. An excellent opportunity to give back.
By creating a community for your unit, your Chiefs Mess, or your affinity group, you can create a community of connected mentors within your cause. Mentoring is proven to improve work place climate, inclusion, morale, and professionalism.
Mentoring Project 2017 Participant Feedback
Interested in Getting Started?
The Mentoring Project mentor/mentee database is managed through Member Planet. Please submit your request to participate in the program by choosing which role you prefer. You will be redirected to Member Planet to complete your request to participate. Once you are approved you will receive an e-mail with further instructions.
Our 2020/21 Communities
Community Addition Deadline August 30th
Coast Guard Headquarters
Ms. Alyssa Lombardi
Coast Guard Academy
DCCS Donny Bechtler
Coast Guard Training Center Cape May
OSC Fred Clay
Training Center Petaluma
SKC Jolena Kinsman
AETC Larry Watkins
Base Elizabeth City
HS1 Lamar DeMarcus
ETCS Jack Setzer
Base San Juan
SK2 Sasha Rodriguez
Sector Maryland NCR
CWO Kelly Merchen
Information System Technician (IT)
ITCM Leif Oksendahl
Marine Science Technician (MST)
MSTCM Michael Brewer
Operational Specialist (OS)
OSCM Sean Smith & OSCM Jeremy Weaver
Chief Petty Officer's Association and Enlisted Association (CPOA & CGEA)
Randy Reid (Ret)
LT Christina Melancon
South East Florida
LTJG Iia Carter
Sector Long Island Sound
BMC Christopher Connolly
LT Brian Drake
Mr. Dan Soma (Ret)
2020/21 Time Line
During this time you can add your community to The Mentoring Project.
A community is required to bring in 20 mentees and 20 mentors.
14 September 2020
Project Virtual Kickoff
Each year we begin with a Kickoff with a guest speaker and an overview of the program. The Kickoff is held at CGHQ. This years guest speakers are MCPOCG and D-MCPOCG
24 October 2020
Mentee and Mentor bios are due. Late entries will not be accepted.
06 November 2020
Mentor Data Base Released to Mentees
Mentees who submit their bio by October 24th will be sent the Mentor Data Base along with a Mentor Dream Sheet.
20 November 2020
Dream Sheets Due
Mentee will pick their top five mentors, late submissions will not be accepted.
18 December 2020
Mentor and Mentee Paired
Mentee will be notified via e-mail from Member Planet of who their mentor is, mentor will be notified as well.
14 January 2021
The Mentoring Project Workshop is facilitated by mentoring experts who teach mentees and mentors how to conduct an effective mentoring relationship. They help attendees create achievable goals and provide valuable resources.
January 2021- June 2021
Mentoring Relationship Commences
The six month mentoring relationship begins in January and wraps up in June 2021.