Tag: mentoring

Four Things I’ve Learned From Coaching

coachYou could say I have a passion for coaching. I coach my daughter’s volleyball team, not only because I love the sport, but because I love helping others be successful. This follows me to the office too. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing people grow and develop in their careers and realizing their potential. It gives me great joy to see mentees take on a new role or leaders building their social brands. Coaching fuels me.

The fringe benefit of coaching? The plethora of things I learn from those I coach and mentor – not only about business or sports – but about myself.

Here are a few of the I’ve learned over the years: 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 »

Follow the Leader: Eco Chic

I recently sat down with Martha Corrozi Narvaez, Associate Policy Scientist for the University of Delaware.  Martha is a respected leader in her industry and although we’ve known each other for many years, it was quite refreshing to talk “business”.  My biggest takeaway -although our backgrounds and industries are quite different – that core leadership lessons are universal.   read more »

Follow the Leader: Chairwoman of the Board

I recently sat down with Jen Schulze, a marketing guru at my company.  I truly respect Jen’s perspective – especially on tough topics- she is blessed with the unique ability to take a really complicated message and make it simple – put it into plain language that my grandmother could understand.  A fantastic skill that I greatly admire.

The thing that immediately comes through when you speak with Jen: her passion.  She loves what she does and it shines through – even over the phone.  She is someone who I’d pick first for my team in gym.  She is enthusiastic, positive, and motivating…especially when it comes to mentoring, networking, and learning.  read more »