Tag: mentor

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

3219004793_a0d5a6de82_zA few years back I was struggling. I had just been promoted to a management role and had several major decisions that needed to be made quickly. I was worried. These decisions would set the foundation for my success in my new role – and really “make it” or “break it” for me. read more »

My Top 5 Tips on Mentoring, Sponsorship, and Coaching

ladderMentor, sponsor, coach, oh my! These 3 words mean different things to different people.

Let me start by sharing my personal definition of these concepts:
• A mentor is someone you meet with regularly to provide guidance and advice on your career path or other topics.
• A coach is someone you meet with to provide direction and guidance on a specific task or goal usually related to your job.
• A sponsor is someone willing to put themselves on the line for you and act as your advocate behind the scenes to propel your career. read more »

The Single Most Important Thing We All Need for Success

I was so honored to be asked to participate in the “Women’s Leadership Month” blog series on Lead Swag.  The series is hosted by Georgia Feiste, one of the amazing women I mentioned in my first post.  Lead Swag is a fantastic site by Heather Coleman and William Powell – their mission is to “bring fun to leadership.”   Check out their welcome page to learn more about the site. read more »