This comes easy to me. It is automatic and one of my favorite things to do. I always find ways to give back by mentoring our future leaders. But mentoring is never one way and I would say I get back even more than what I give in making sure that our teams and organizations are led by the best of the best, well-prepared, and connected, and that they are connected to me. I also learn so much. Mentoring and advising future leaders keeps me current on developments and issues and expands my knowledge base far beyond what I could learn on my own.
But I don’t actively think of what I get from it when I decide to show up and mentor someone. I have always shared my services in a pro bono capacity, with 700 hours of community service in college, twice awarded the PRSA pro bono award for public relations service, as an industry organization volunteer, as a mentor and advisor to multiple start-up founders, and through accelerators and incubators, and as a founding coach through The Coaching Fellowship. That is my gift that I can give to others and I look forward to sharing it.
What service can you offer to mentor and advise our future generations? How do you share kindness to someone who is looking for a job or looking for career advice? If you would like to mentor and don’t know where to start let me know! I would be happy to get you involved.
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