Private Mentoring Program

This opportunity is for a select few.
Are you one of them?
Let’s find out…

Does heart-to-heart mentoring, with personalized support, loving accountability, and customized instruction sound exactly like what you need?

It continues to be an especially stressful, challenging time in the world. In your world.

But can it also be the start of a “new” (or rather, far better) you? Can it be the beginning of real progress for your spouse? Or for taking your marriage through the roof?

What if this was THE YEAR you finally reconcile or redirect the troubled relationships in your life and also create healthy new relationships? 

Could this be your chance to break out and fast track your personal dreams?

You can do that—we can do that—any of that or all of that—together


As your personal mentor, I devote exclusive time and energy to you and for you—just you. 

  • As your advocate, champion, sympathizer, soother, and teacher, I am there for you when you have worries, fears, triumphs, and joys. 
  • I also have your back in those unexpectedly urgent moments when you suddenly feel confused or alarmed. 
  • And I’m right there when you need answers to your questions or clarity and tailoring of a principle or strategy unique to your desires and circumstances.

As a result, my private mentees consistently experience significant breakthroughs in their personal development, marriage, family relationships, and even employment, which, to begin with, they hardly hoped were possible. 

No one believes in the genuine, long-term worth of a knowledgeable, reputable, caring mentor more than I do. I attribute my own personal and relational growth (as well as the saving of my marriage!) to key mentors in my life. In a real sense, my work today is a payback to them.

Because of that, because of them, I would love nothing more than to serve you in the same way. 

It’s a magical thing, a mentor-mentee relationship; that’s why I love it. At times, I will walk behind you, urging you on. Other times, I will walk right beside you. And occasionally, as needed, I will step out in front to clear the way before you. 

Is private mentoring for you?

Mentoring is for women of all ages and from all stages of family life and relationship experience: married, single, divorced, contemplating divorce, children, no children, employed, unemployed. And to my mind, mentoring differs significantly from coaching or counseling. That difference lies beyond well-established authority and professional history: it consists of long life experience and real love. I will carefully draw from that reservoir as together we focus on the challenges in your life, relationships, and personal dreams.

“What an incredible journey Ramona has led me through and invited me to continue! I feel her authentic love in each session. Words fail.” -Private Mentee

“I can’t even describe what an impact private mentoring has had! The opportunity to feel Ramona’s support and encouragement so often strengthened me and helped me do hard things. Her overall approach is so full of love, optimism, and understanding.” -Private Mentee

From the first meeting, I felt like I had a dear friend, older and wiser, who has walked through many challenges of her own and gained priceless wisdom through experience. Her natural empathy, gracious communication, sincere interest, and practical advice gave me exactly what I needed.” – Private Mentee 

In private mentoring, you and I will focus on your personal development as well as the people in your life that are important or of concern to you, including your spouse, ex-spouse, children, step-children, in-laws, parents, siblings, neighbors, or co-workers and your relationships with them. (Working women, for instance, know well how stressful relationships at work affect relationships at home and visa-versa. I can and will address both.)

Together, you and I will gently identify the problems or obstacles interfering with your growth or happiness and take time to feel or grieve over them. We will then get to work with you on creating truly workable, genuinely effective solutions—customized solutions—tailor-made to your needs and desires. As you implement those solutions, I will continue right beside you as your guide, support, and cheerleader.

We will also explore the more positive aspects of your life: your hopes and dreams and the circumstances or supports you need to pursue them. Together, we will shape your present to facilitate the future you visualize, and over time, we will rejoice as mentor and mentee in the beautiful new life you’ve created for yourself.

It’s totally possible.

It happens all the time for those I mentor privately, one-on-one over a period of time.

Ramona’s work with women worldwide for decades has honed her natural gifts for empathy and instruction so that she is genuinely a gifted mentor.”  -Private Mentee

If you want to know how the program works...

…you can jump to the bottom to learn how to apply, OR I invite you to keep reading… 

There are two important components to our Private Mentoring:

ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING SESSIONS. We will meet together at a pre-scheduled time, based on our mutual availability, in my virtual Zoom office or by phone (your choice), to talk together about your hopes, dreams, plans, relationships, and concerns. 

In my Private Mentoring Program, mentees commit to at least a 3-month period (semester) of regular, weekly mentoring sessions; by far the most effective approach.

SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. In addition to your regular, weekly mentoring sessions, I also offer personal support between your one-on-ones. You can reach me via email, voice, or video messaging. Mentees find this service extremely valuable as they work to apply the principles and strategies discussed in our regular face-to-face meetings.

“Throughout the week, I had access to Ramona through email and Marco Polo, so I didn’t have to wait for our weekly meetings to share wins or send a cry for help. It was like having a best friend living next door!  At the end of three months, I realized I felt like myself again. Confidence had replaced my self-doubt, and anxiety wasn’t my constant companion.” –Private Mentee

If all of that sounds wonderful or intriguing to you, but you would like to know more about how Private Mentoring has specifically helped other women...

…you can jump to the bottom to learn how to apply, OR keep reading… 

———Do you need an empathetic champion and experienced guide?

“Ramona Zabriskie’s education, experience, and understanding of both men’s and women’s greatest fears, innate gifts, and inherent strengths allow her to both nurture you and tutor you to leverage your personal power to effect a positive impact in your family relations. She instills confidence and inspires courage as she assists in sorting out misguided beliefs and misunderstandings in your relationships. Her guidance, encouragement, and teaching provided the impetus I needed to step out of blaming and victimhood and into victory as I embraced the essential personal work required to become the woman I am today. Both my husband and I will be forever grateful to her and for her.” Private Mentee

———Do you need help navigating or resolving a complicated situation?

“I had found my marriage situation so complicated that I desperately (and immediately) needed one-on-one guidance from someone I trusted to make sense of things for myself. That is exactly what I got and much more. Not only did Ramona help me realize what was really going one but she also gave me the tools to gain back my confidence. I really appreciated that she gave me clear step-by-step actions to work on or how to respond to particular situations, as I was pretty overwhelmed by where to start and didn’t have the confidence to tell between right and wrong at that stage. I knew right away that this was the BEST thing I could have ever done for myself and my family.” Private Mentee

———Do you need a new understanding and fresh perspective to change everything?

“Ramona can listen between the words and facial expressions and then counsel with clarity and insight. Her insight is so valuable. She has often helped me see issues, concerns, and personal sensitivities that interfere with the effectiveness of my marriage, my relationships, and life in general. Often, these insights are such that I could not articulate, but when presented to me, they resonate as true and authentic. Once named and identified, I can then go about their transformation. This has not only immediate benefits but continues long term as I continue to learn and grow. Mentoring with Ramona is truly an investment in myself. I  am eternally grateful to have worked with Ramona.” Private Mentee

If that’s what YOU need and if outcomes like those sound worthy of the real investment (in yourself!) that is required...

…you can jump to the bottom to learn how to apply, OR continue reading to learn how we will approach mentoring together…

One of the questions I like to bring up to potential mentees is this: Who are you really? And what are you destined to do? What will your life be like next year, in 5 years, in 25 years???

As your Mentor, it is my joy and privilege to guide you to the answers and through the process of turning them into reality. 

I will do that through a remarkably effective three-step process:

First, PERSONAL DISCOVERY. Together, I will explore how you got to where you are today and why your relationships are affecting you the way they are. Mentees are often quite surprised at how positive this phase of the work really is. It leaves them feeling clarified and strong.

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey

Second, PERSONAL DESIGN. This exciting process leads to hopes and dreams you’ve hardly articulated or dared to consider. You and I will use your past and present to shape your future in a very concrete, actionable way: a future where YOU are the master of your heart. A beautiful life finally feels attainable.

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell

Third, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. In this phase, which is ongoing, you and I will actually work your plan. You will identify obstacles or challenges as they appear, and then I will help you navigate through them or around them. It is also a thrill to rejoice in your victories together: triumphs that will materialize because of your beautiful efforts.

“Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” — Junot Diaz

If you feel ready to effect real, deep, lasting transformation in your heart and in your life at a very personal and personalized level—if you are ready to invest in the life and the love you’ve always wanted—then it’s YOUR time!

YOUR NEXT STEP: express your interest to

She will share more details, including the cost, etc., and explain how to apply for the program. (Once accepted into the program, you will find Jodee a valuable resource as your trusted go-to for scheduling and scribing.)

*Please note that because I put so much of my personal time, energy, and heart into each mentee, I am very limited in the number I may serve. Plus, we always have a waiting list. 

Please act as soon as possible. Priority will be given to applications in order of receipt. This is just the beginning!

“I can’t even begin to explain how much my life has been blessed through Ramona and what she has taught me. My life and my marriage and…the list goes on and on…have been literally transformed. Ramona is the mentor that I have always wanted and needed. She believes in me and has helped inspire me to believe in myself. I will be forever grateful for my time mentoring with Ramona!” -Private Mentee

*CONTENT AND PRIVACY POLICY: All aspects of private mentoring are positive and uplifting, always respectful, loving, and gentle. And always PRIVATE. 🙂

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