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mission statement

In 2015 when our founder conceptualized Mentorship Academy, LLC, endearingly called MA, on the central coast of California, the goal was to change the way we think in the consulting world. The core focus was to create a revolutionary and pioneering consulting & auditing service in Literacy and Mentorship Communication. It was becoming inescapably clear that we were about to experience a major paradigm shift and disruptive innovation in the learning space, where the content needed to catch up with the infrastructural transformation.


We imposed expectations on our leaders, trainers, and coaches, without adequately preparing them for intentional and purposeful design and conceptualization of the new digital literacy. During all major transitions in life, post-graduation, we can use the experience and "lesson learned" from those that have mastered the obstacles of life already and master each transformation with control.



We are experiencing the second wave of the digital revolution and we have the potential for a more cohesive and equitable workforce with more satisfying and more efficient results along the way. We need to keep the human element in the technology-centric environment and integrate remote learning, distance training, and screen coaching while being catalysts using mentorship communication to empower the next generation of learners and change agents to transform into capable and caring leaders, independent of the mode of communication and what platform is being used.

Our founder, MARTIN MEHL draws from over two decades of broadcasting, consulting, management, pedagogy, research, and training experience for academic, business, government, and non-profit clients. He was the founder and owner of Incognito Consulting in Boston, MA serving as a strategic communication consultant and advisor - optimizing and empowering marketing campaigns, localization, and policy compliance for clients then and now including: 


Adobe, Apple, Audi, Bose, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Center for Ethics in Political & Health Communication, Eli Lily, Emerson College, Harvard Medical School, Harvard International, Iowa State University of Science & Technology, Learning Pool, Lionbridge, M.I.T., Massachusetts General Hospital,  Next,  Perkin Elmer, Unisys, the University of Sydney, Australia, VW and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. 









As a visionary thought leader, and futurist, Martin's expertise reflects both quantitative and qualitative skills in communication studies and forging partnerships/mentorships through pairing learners and leaders. In 2018 and 2017 he was an invited speaker at two CSU systemwide conferences - the Tech Innovation, Education & Exchange Conference and the CSU Symposium on University Teaching sharing his mentorship pedagogy/methodology curriculum strategy during keynotes called “Capturing & Coaching the Learner of the 21st century,” supporting the 2025 Graduation Initiative.

A native European and naturalized US citizen he is a veteran faculty member at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, a scholar-in-residence, and a proud graduate of Iowa State University of Science & Technology, and Emerson College with degrees in Journalism, Mass Media, Political, Organizational & Public Policy Communication. His partnership with industry leaders Zoom [live] and formerly Screencast-O-Matic, now ScreenPal® [recorded] co-authorship of "The Handbook in Online Learning in Higher Education" in 2021 and co-authorship of the Online Learning Consortium’s 2017Effective Learning Award" winning six-part series called  Digital Academic Revolution Mentorship Competency," firmly established him as an expert on mentorship training, screen coaching, and remote learning pedagogy.  He was the recipient of the inaugural “GE Faculty of the Year ” Award in 2012 and the only three-time nominee and finalist and the recipient of the "Teacher of the Year " 2020 during CSU's first online-only term, triggered by the global pandemic.

"Self-directed learning doesn't mean you are on your own." Mentorship Communication fosters formal partnerships where life skills and growth have an opportunity to thrive with guidance and experience as the lead. Digital Literacy is not common sense and Mentorship Academy, LLC is here to change the way we build those relationships and know when to use the right technology solution , research & development (incl. artificial intelligence), and mentor to get the job done. One of the areas of Learning and Development under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is integrating an awareness of neurodivergent learners and creating the "least restrictive learning environment" for everyone.


strategic partnerships

The UNIVERSITY OF LIFE Project is a joint venture between Mentorship Academy and NEXT Integrative Minds Life Sciences Ltd, headquartered in Toronto, Canada.  Establishing a core consulting focus on the agile process of neuro-literacy™ as the game-changer. Our chief executive officer also functions as the Chief Technology Officer and Strategic Communication Lead for NEXT, integrating two complimentary visions on literacy and mentorship.

Neuro(scientific)literacy is the confluence of human need and the human capability to master the next level of self-improvement, self-awareness, and success. Pairing the Next System with academically-based validity and communication research of Mentorship Academy brings the revolution of transformative learning from within up to the 21st century.

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Diamond shape core competency program

Established 2015

Merging Mentorship & Academy's initials


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