Tag: mentor

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 »