Our Mission

Promoting mentorship through learning, growth and inclusion.

The Center for Mentoring Excellence® is the destination for organizations and leaders seeking to achieve better business results through mentoring excellence. The Center, a division of Leadership Development Services LLC, provides comprehensive solutions to promote mentoring through learning, growth and inclusion. 


Creating a Mentoring Culture through customized solutions.

We listen. We provide holistic, customized and practical guidance that will help your organization achieve mentoring excellence in a way that resonates with your organizational culture so that it creates sustainable and durable results.


With a variety of options for any organization or situation, our workshops provide the tools and building materials to take your mentoring to the next level.

Train the Trainers

Give your teams the tools to succeed in building, sustaining and growing mentorship efforts with our 3 or 3 1/2 day training courses. 

Mentoring Excellence Mastermind™ Series

Promote mentoring achievement and accountability with the newest offering from the Center for Mentoring Excellence.

Vista Coaching

Coaching is a collaborative partnership that is driven by YOU — the client. Coaching helps you dig deep so you can know where you want to go and shape the path that leads you to the best version of yourself.


We are often called upon to speak to groups about mentoring.  Our presentations are known for being dynamic, interactive, engaging, informative and practical.   We have vast experience in a variety of settings, speaking to groups large and at levels of an organization from the C-Suite to entry level employees.   For recent presentations, see our YouTube channel.


Providing useful frameworks, tips and tools to guide you to better mentoring.

We are the authors of leading books on mentoring and other resources to help you and your organization achieve mentoring excellence.

Lory facilitated the best retreat we have ever had. The group walked out so energized, so empowered and so excited … everyone was supercharged. I also feel a special bonding went on with the group that we also never experienced.

Marsha Berkson

San Diego Federation Women’s Division

When we needed an executive leadership development program, Lois and her associate, Lory Fischler, designed a program perfectly tailored for our company’s culture and targeted to our executives’ leadership challenges and growth opportunities. Our connection with Leadership Development Services has helped us to take executive mentoring and leadership development in our organization to the next level.

Anne Williams, Director of Executive Development Inc.

Harrah’s Entertainment