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Dr. Ruth Gotian hosts a weekly show called “Optimizing Success.” She hosts high achievers as they discuss their road to success and what lessons can be learned from their journey. Hot topics include finding your passion, mentorship, sponsorships, developing a network, imposter syndrome, being known as an expert and showing gratitude.
The events are hosted live on Mondays at 8 PM EST and can be viewed on Facebook at The Mentor Project.

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Dr. Ruth Gotian routinely publishes in media journals just as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Scientific

American, and in academic journals such as Academic Medicine, Nature, Journal of Clinical Investigation, and British Journal of Anesthesia.

Ruth Gotian (2022). Scott Hamilton Shows That The Greatest Strength is a Lack of Weakness, Forbes, February 17, 2022  


Ruth Gotian (2022). Why Do Most Projects Fall Short of Expectations? Forbes, February 15, 2022        


Ruth Gotian (2022). Mentoring Doesn’t Need to Be a Trial and Error Practice. Forbes, February 8, 2022.           


Ruth Gotian (2022). Getting More Out of Your Mentoring Relationship. Forbes, February 1, 2022       


Ruth Gotian (2022). An Urgency to Lead, Support and Retain High Achievers, Psychology Today, January 30, 2022        


Ruth Gotian (2022). Thinkers50 Names the Next Group of 30 Top Management Thinkers to Watch. Forbes, January 25, 2022       


Ruth Gotian (2022). Forefront: The Program Developing the Top Leaders of Tomorrow, For Free. Forbes, January 21, 2022


Ruth Gotian (2022). Wy Ordering Takeout Can Help Your Employee’s Ability to Learn. Forbes, January 18, 2022     

Ruth Gotian (2022). One Woman Who Helps Millions of People She Will Never Meet. Forbes, January 11, 2022           


Ruth Gotian (2022). Your Multiple Open Computer Tabs Are Slowing You Down. Forbes, January 4, 2022      


Ruth Gotian (2021). Why Some People Ask Questions Which are None of Their Business. Forbes, December 30, 2021       


Ruth Gotian (2021). Stop Being a Statistic and Reclaim Your Career. Forbes, December 29, 2021           


Ruth Gotian (2021). 10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence. Forbes, December 28, 2021.          


Ruth Gotian (2021). 9 Ways to Kick Off a Conversation with Someone You Don’t Know. Forbes, December 26, 2021        


Ruth Gotian (2021). Inside the Weekly Zoom Room That Has Met Since April 2020. Forbes, December 23, 2021.   

Ruth Gotian (2021). Creative Ways for Students to Optimizing Their Internship and Job Search. Forbes, December 21, 2021


Ruth Gotian (2021). Advice from Astronauts On Returning to a New Normal. Forbes, December 14, 2021.           

Ruth Gotian (2021). Where Do the Top Management Thinkers Get Their Breakthrough Ideas? Forbes, December 7, 2021    


Ruth Gotian (2021). 4 Ways to Shine at Networking Events. Psychology Today, December 5, 2021    


Ruth Gotian (2021). Considering a Career Change? Look at Your Weekends for a Clue. Forbes, November 30, 2021            


Ruth Gotian (2021). Leadership Cannot Be a One Size Fits All Approach, Psychology Today, November 25, 2021         


Ruth Gotian (2021). If You Want to Succeed, Befriend Your Competitors. Forbes, November 23, 2021


Ruth Gotian (2021). Holidays are the Perfect Time To Reach Out to Your Network. Forbes, November 16, 2021  


Ruth Gotian (2021). It’s Not Just for Kids, Adults Need Recess Too. Forbes, November 9, 2021   


Ruth Gotian (2021). Retirees, The Key People Who Can Make or Break Your Career. Forbes, November 2, 2021  

Ruth Gotian (2021).If You Want to Improve Your Happiness, Get in the Zone. Forbes, October 29, 2021        

Ruth Gotian (2021). A Nobel Prize Winner’s Best Mentoring Advice. Forbes, October 26, 2021           


Ruth Gotian (2021). To Achieve Long Term Success, Slow Down, Psychology Today, October 24, 2021       

Ruth Gotian (2021). Are You Ready To Return to In Person Conferences? Forbes, October 19, 2021      


Ruth Gotian (2021). Hello, You Won the Nobel Prize. Forbes, October 12, 2021       


Ruth Gotian (2021). From Yellow Beret to Nobel Prize: A Special Time at the NIH. Forbes, October 5, 2021   

Ruth Gotian (2021). Lessons From Televisions Shark Tank to Get Your Message Heard. Forbes, September 30, 2021           


Ruth Gotian (2021). Texas Roadhouse: Building a Company Where People Want to Come to Work. Forbes, September 28, 2021        


Ruth Gotian (2021). When Good Work is Rewarded with More Work. Forbes, September 21, 2021         


Ruth Gotian (2021). What Do You Fear More, Missing Out or Failure? Forbes, September 14, 2021


Ruth Gotian (2021). Why Your Confidence Does Not Replace Someone Else’s Experience. Forbes, September 7, 2021


Ruth Gotian (2021). You Are More Than Numbers: Reimagining College Admissions. Psychology Today, September 1, 2021         


Ruth Gotian (2021). Leaders Don’t Always Need to Lead. Forbes, August 31, 2021   


Ruth Gotian (2021). When Slowing Down Can Help You Be More Productive. Forbes, August 24, 2021


Ruth Gotian (2021). Half the Workforce is Leaving. Here’s What You Can Do About It. Forbes, August 17, 2021

Ruth Gotian (2021). Even Olympians Face Doubt. Psychology Today, August 15, 2021

Why Your Vision May Be Nothing More Than an Idea, Forbes, August 3, 2021


What Covid Taught Us About Leading with Grace, Psychology Today, July 28, 2021

7 Olympic And Paralympic Champions Share Memories Of Winning Their Gold Medal, Forbes, July 27, 2021

Free Food And Laundry - Olympians Share Their Best Memories, Forbes, July 23, 2021

From Diamond In The Rough To Shining Star; Becoming The Mentee Everyone Wants, Forbes, July 20, 2021


No Promotion? How to Prevent Yourself from Becoming Expendable, Forbes, July 13, 2021


How the Greatest in the World Reverse Engineer Success, Forbes, July 6, 2021


Negative Experiences: Stick Like Velcro or Glide Off Like Teflon?, Forbes, June 29, 2021


Why ‘Fake It Until You Make It’ Might be Sabotaging Your Career, Forbes, June 22, 2021


5 Steps to Turn Your Idea Into a Powerful TED-Worthy Story, Forbes, June 15, 2021


Why Some People Seem to Be Getting What They Want, Forbes, June 8, 2021


What Causes Honest People to Become Dishonest?, Psychology Today, June 6, 2021


Too Distracted? Learn How to Be Where Your Feet Are, Forbes, June 1, 2021    


Thank you or Thx? Why Your Emails Might Hint at Your Passive-Aggressiveness, Forbes, May 28, 2021


5 Steps to Being More Courageous As We Return to Work, Forbes, May 25, 2021     


Why Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan Kept Winning On and Off the Court, Forbes, May 18, 2021


6 Reasons Why Some People Dream and Others Achieve, Forbes, May 11, 2021       


Six mentoring tips as we enter year two of COVID, Nature, June 11, 2021 


How Sending A Thank You Note Changed One Person’s Career, Forbes May 4, 2021     


Overcoming Anxiety At Work, Psychology Today, May 3, 2021


From College Students to Entrepreneurs: Meet the Gen-Z Startup Redefining Hot Sauce, Forbes, April 29, 2021


Why You Earned The Right To Have Imposter Syndrome, Psychology Today, April 28, 2021


Overcoming Pandemic Exhaustion: How To Take An Effortless Approach to Achieve More, Forbes, April 27, 2021


Disheartened by Lack of Progression at Work? Here’s How To Turn Displeasure Into Success, Forbes, April 20, 2021


Pandemic Professional Development Looks Different and is Here to Stay, Forbes, April 13, 2021


When Your Favorite Book Becomes a Course For Work, Forbes, April 6, 2021


Slingshot: How To Effectively Use One Experience To Lead To The Next, Forbes, March 30, 2021


Tell Me Your Heroes and I’ll Tell You Your Values - Psychology Today, March 26, 2021


Linguistic Tricks To Grab Your Online Audience’s Attention - Nature, March 24, 2021

Why You Only Need To Meet 40% Of Requirements In Job Descriptions - Forbes, March 23, 2021


Five tips for understanding and managing your emotions to build flourishing connections - Nature, March 16, 2021

Knowledge Philanthropy: A New Way To Pay It Forward - Forbes, March 16, 2021

Why The No. 1 Executive Coach Is Giving Away His Intellectual Property - Forbes, March 9, 2021


Adding Value: How To Get Your Ideas Noticed - Forbes, March 2, 2021


This is What the Best Mentors Do - Forbes, February 23, 2021


President Biden Gives A Masterclass on How To Own A Room - Forbes February 17, 2021


When No One Believes You Can Do It, Try Anyway - Forbes, February 16, 2021


Why Some People Always Seem To Succeed and Others Never Get Started - Psychology Today, February, 15, 2021


How to Reclaim Your Time At Work - Forbes, February 9, 2021

Is That The Best Solution? ‘Think Again’ Says Adam Grant - Forbes, February 2, 2021


How To Find The Perfect Mentor To Boost Your Career - Forbes, January 26, 2021


Role Model, Mentor Coach or Sponsor - Which Do You Need? - Psychology Today, January 24, 2021


How To Eliminate Bureaucracy In Your Organization - Forbes, January 19, 2021


That’s One Hot Job! How Kelly Korreck Became An Astrophysicist - Forbes, January 12, 2021


Why Do People At The Top Of Their Field Become Mentors? - Forbes, January 5, 2021


Do You Want To Mentor? The New Matchmaking Program For Mentors And Mentees - Forbes, January 1, 2021

How to Stop Your New Year's Goals From Going Up in Smoke - Psychology Today December 30, 2020


How To Make Sure You’re Seen As Adding Value At Work - Forbes, December 29, 2020

How Doing Laundry Made Me More Productive - Forbes, December 22, 2020


Why You Need Personal KPIs To Achieve Your Goals - Forbes, December 15, 2020


Five Steps For Networking During A Pandemic - Nature, December 11, 2020


Feel Like A Fraud? How To Outsmart Imposter Syndrome - Forbes, December 8, 2020


Want To Be A Better Leader? Share Your Worries - Forbes, December 1. 2020


Why Some People Won’t Take ‘No’ For An Answer - Forbes, November 27, 2020 


Stop Dreaming And Learn How To Turn Your Goal Into A Reality - Forbes, November 24, 2020


Surprising Jobs That Are Going Virtual - Forbes, November 17, 2020


6 Ways To Effectively Network During A Pandemic - Psychology Today, November 15, 2020


Olympic Champion Apolo Ohno Explains How To Reevaluate After A Loss - Forbes, November 10, 2020


How Your Choices Can Impact Your Career - Forbes, November 3, 2020

Don’t Let Imposter Syndrome Derail Your Career - Psychology Today, October 2020


How To Effectively Answer The ‘What Do You Do?’ Question - Forbes, October 2020


New Research On How To Be An Ally In The Workplace - Forbes, October 2020


Why Your Boss Shouldn’t Be Your Mentor - Forbes, October 2020


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Best Mentoring Advice - Forbes, October 2020


How A Tailored Suit Is Helping Improve Graduation Rates - Forbes, October 2020


How to Create Your Own Mentoring Team - Psychology Today, September 2020

How to Start A Conversation With a Stranger - Forbes, September 2020

When the Leader Can’t Return to the Office - Chief Learning Officer, September 2020


3 Tips For Success From Olympic Champion, Ryan Millar - Forbes, September 2020


How To Succeed When You’ve Never Done The Job Before - Forbes, September 2020


8 High Achievers Share How They Are Managing Pandemic Related Challenges - Forbes, September 2020


How Internships Can Serve As A Win-Win For Employees And Companies - Forbes, September 2020