Mentee (always)/Mentor (privilege)
I had a great mentor in my twenties that saw more in me than I did. He was a CEO who challenged me to grow and develop. He trusted me and guided me along the way. His words of wisdom to me were ‘speak up’ and ‘know your audience’ in meetings, presentations, writing, and conversation. I’ve had formal and informal mentors, and I am a continuous learner. I have been privileged to pay it forward through being a mentor. In my twenty-eight years (twenty-five with Menttium) as a mentor to both men and women, I continue to learn from the experience and help develop individuals. I share trust, confidence, questions, insights, and compassion. I am proud of the many whom I have seen develop, grow, gain confidence, try new roles, create work-life balance, and expand their leadership skills. Many of them are now mentors!
WISDOM: Wise and trusted counselor or teacher; sharing in open and honest dialogue and role modeling.
MENTOR: Knowledge of what is true or right coupled with judgment, discernment, and insight.
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