As Founder and CEO of The MentorShift Group, Lori Bachman is on a mission to help businesses improve their organizational results and bottom line ROI of their mentoring systems. She guides businesses through a transformative mentoring process that protects leadership investment dollars and keeps key talent from walking out the door.
Lori invested over twenty-five years with Lockheed Martin Corporation in the aerospace sector where she held key positions in financial planning, merger and acquisition strategy and leadership development. In her M&A work, she led several multi-billion dollar joint venture and acquisition deals, and in so doing, received Lockheed Martin’s highest honor, the prestigious NOVA Award, for her work in team leadership.
While in corporate life and with mentoring as her constant passion, Lori created and led a corporate Business Round Table Mentoring program that engaged more than 100 mentees in small group mentoring experiences each year. She was awarded the Diversity Champion Award for her work nationally “to foster employee development through mentoring, networking, education and action.”
As an entrepreneur, she has created an instructive and engaging four-step MentorShift® process, which leads individuals to greater professional development and organizations to increased performance, productivity and profits.
Lori is an internationally respected business consultant, keynote speaker, workshop leader and author. Her books, MentorShift, MentorShift at Work, and How to Find a Great Mentor for You (Without Awkward, Aimless and Arbitrary Searching) have been read, employed and enjoyed by aspiring mentors and mentees around the globe.
Lori is an active participant in The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and has served as a mentor through City Year, a non-profit program that seeks to keep students in school and on track to graduation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wheaton College and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Management from the University of Denver. She is a prior Board Member of Mile High United Way and the Alumni Board of Directors for Wheaton College. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Chinese Children Adoption International, a non-profit that provides adoption assistance to orphans in China and Haiti.
Lori and her family reside in Denver, Colorado.