About Us

The Reluctant Mentor was authored by Lew Sauder, author of Consulting 101: 101 Tips for Success in Consulting and Jeff Porter.

Lew and Jeff produce a ‘weekly’ podcast titled, Consulting and Professional Services Radio where they discuss various aspects of the Consulting profession and business in general. Their mutual interest and experience with mentoring in the workplace lead them to write The Reluctant Mentor.


Lew Sauder brings to the project more than seventeen years of consulting experience with top-tier consulting firms. He has also served as an IT Manager outside of consulting as a client manager for five years of his career where he sat on the other side of the desk, hiring and managing consulting firms.

Mr. Sauder has a BS in Applied Computer Science from Illinois State University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute




Jeff Porter has worked as a Project Manager on control and monitoring systems, construction projects and IT projects for over 30 years, during which time he has worked alongside consultants from many different spheres.

Jeff is the owner of USANZ Extended Marketing LLC and the producer of a range of audio programs that promote Business Relationships, Intelligence, Communications and Knowledge Sharing (BRICKS).


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