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TALK SHOW

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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VIDEO SERIES

Dr. Ruth Gotian's video series, "Mentoring Moments," shares brief videos to answer your mentoring, networking, and professional development questions. Plenty of actionable tips that you can implement immediately.

 

ARTICLES

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.

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
 

How Do You Find a Decent Mentor When You’re Stuck at Home? - Harvard Business Review, August 2020

 

How to Successfully Ask Someone to Be Your Mentor - Psychology Today, August 2020

 

How Complaining to the Right Person Can Influence Change - Forbes, August 2020


How to Turn Feedback Into an ‘Opportunity for Enhancement’ - Forbes, August 2020

Five Tips For Boosting Diversity on Campus - Nature, August 2020

 

How Do You Find a Decent Mentor When You Are Stuck at Home? - Harvard Business Review Ascend, August 2020

 

Why You Need a Role Model, Mentor, Coach, and Sponsor - Forbes, August 2020

Looking For A Mentor? Why You Shouldn’t Use the “M” Word - Forbes, July 2020

How Surrounding Yourself With High-Achievers Can Improve Your Performance - Forbes, July 2020

 

Improving Creativity at Work: Could Laughter Be The Key? - Forbes, July 2020

 

Note to men: Mentor her! (Yes, even during a pandemic) - Chief Learning Officer, July 2020

 

6 Ways To Help You Succeed; Tips From a High Achiever - Forbes, July 2020

 

Where Do I Find A Mentor? - Psychology Today, July 2020

How To Develop A Mentoring Team - Forbes, July 2020

 

How To Attract, Retain, And Lead High Performers - Forbes, June 2020

 

3 Things That Stop People From Achieving Their Leadership Goals - Training Industry, Inc, June 2020

 

How To Win and Lose Like An Olympic Champion - Forbes, June 2020

 

How To Amplify The Voice of Your Mentees - Forbes, June 2020

 

How Peer Mentors Can Help You Succeed - Forbes, June 2020

 

Do What You Love: But First Find Out What That Is - Forbes, June 2020

 

How To Fight Imposter Syndrome In The Time of Coronavirus - Harvard Business Review Ascend, June 2020

 

Beat The Working-From-Home Blues - Nature Index, June 2020

 

Olympian Kemoy Campbell Teaches Us How to Have A Goal-Setting Mindset - Forbes, May 2020

7 Astronauts Offer Tips On How To Thrive While Social Distancing - Forbes, May 2020

Never Has There Been A More Critical Time To Show Empathy At Work - Forbes, May 2020

5 Steps To Help You Effectively Mentor During A Pandemic - Forbes, May 2020

 

6  Steps To Help Extroverts Endure Social Distancing - Forbes, May 2020

 

Mentoring While Social Distancing - Closler, April 2020

 

Mentoring During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Nature, April 2020

 

How Perceptions of a Successful Physician-Scientist Varies with Gender and Career Stage: Toward Defining Physician-Scientist’s Success BMC Medical Education, February 2020

 

Why I Stand. Academic Medicine, February 2020

 

Five ‘Power Skills’ for Becoming a Team Leader. Nature, January 2020      

 

Mentoring Women in Anesthesiology. How A Mentoring Circle Supports Female Anesthesiologists At Every Career Stage. British Journal of Anesthesia, January 2020

 

Using Admissions Statistics to Encourage Diverse Applicants to MD-PhD Programs, Journal of Clinical Investigation, December 2019 

 

Put Participants First in Conference Design. Nature, September 2019                 

 

Breast Imaging Fellowship Match: Program Director’s Perspective in Year Two, Journal of Breast Imaging, September 2019

Networking for Introverted Scientists Nature, April 2019   

What Happens When Female Physicians Gather? Scientific American, April 2019

Why You Need A Support Team, Nature, March 2019

 

Three Steps to Landing an Undergraduate Research Internship, Nature, December 2018

 

Lame Advice for Female Professionals. Scientific American July 2018 

 

From the Eyes of a Recruiter. Inside Higher Ed, January 2018

                                    

Presenting at Your Own Institution. Inside Higher Ed, October, 2017

 

Optimizing Success of Physician-Scientists ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, February 2017 

 

Gateways to the Laboratory: How a MD-PhD Program increased the number of minority physician-scientists. Academic Medicine, May 2017

 

Mentoring the Mentors: Just Because You Have the Title Doesn’t Mean You Know What You Are Doing. College Student Journal, March 2016

 

MD-PhD, Is it Right for Me? The Advisor: The Journal of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. September 2012

 

PODCASTS

Dr. Ruth Gotian is frequently interviewed on podcasts. Below are some of her recent interviews.

Why Some People Reach Exceptional Levels of Success - The Robert Timmons Show 

     

What Makes High Achievers Great - Crossnet 

 

Fear Not Trying More Than You Fear Failing - Women Worldwide

 

What Does It Mean To Be A Mentor? - Good Life Coach

 

How High Achievers Can Optimize For Success - Conversations with Global Thought Leaders 

 

Building a Successful Career and Getting to the Top of Your Field - Connected Leadership

 

The Value of Mentorship - OK, Intern

 

How to Optimize Success and What We Can Learn From High Achievers - Imperfectly Ambitious

 

How to Go From Average to High Achieving - Access to Anyone

 

Using Power Skills To Develop High Performing Teams - Key Conversations 

 

The Fear of Not Trying - Mentoring Physician-Scientists 

How to Succeed Like A High Achiever - Everyday Athlete

 

Mentoring Physician-Scientists - Behind the Microscope

 

Mentoring Women - Wonder Women in Business 

 

Mentoring during a pandemic -  The Educator’s Podcast 

         

Microaggressions - The Educator’s Podcast

       

Mentoring - Growth Edge Leadership Podcast 

 

Mentoring - Business RadioX, Learning Insights 

 

Mentoring the Mentors - The Educator’s Podcast 


MD-PhD Admissions and Gateways to the Laboratory Program, Tri-I Pod

 

IN THE NEWS

Below are articles where Dr. Ruth Gotian and her work were featured:

Pre-Pandemic Career Goals Don’t Work. Do This Instead - In Her Sight, April 2021

 

Thinkers50 Curated Live Session with Ruth Gotian - April 2021

 

Thinkers50 Celebrates International Women’s Day: An Interview with Ruth Gotian and Dorie Clark - March 2021

 

What is Imposter Syndrome? - Medium, March 2021

 

What To Do If Asking For Help Makes You Uncomfortable - Forbes, February 2021

 

New Leadership Skills for 2021 - Hive Learning, February 2021


State of Leadership 2021 - Hive Learning, February 2021

Soft Skills Are Too Hard For Too Many People - Forbes, January 2021
 

Leverage Your Success - Thrive Global, October 2020

Pre-Pandemic Career Goals Don’t Work.  Do This Instead - In Her Sight, September 2020

Give More Than You Take - Fem Founder, July 2020

How to Cope with Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome (Especially During a Crisis) | Infographic - HBR Ascend, July 2020

Hire People Who Think Differently Than You - CEO Blog Nation, June 2020

 

Mentorship is Key to Fighting Professional Loneliness in COVID-19 - Thrive Global, June 2020

So You’re Headed to the Diversity Reboot Summit: A Virtual Conference Guide - Power to Fly, June 2020

A message for mentors from dissatisfied graduate students, Nature, November 2019

PhDs: the tortuous truth - Nature, November 2019

The Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM, The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, 2019