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Shout Out to My Mentors

Shout Out to My Mentors

by "Get it Done Girl" on April 6, 2010 · 2 comments

in Free Agency

Whether they know it or not, there are a few people who have come out of the woodwork over the past year to mentor me both during my job search and in my career transition.avatar5_bigger

I met Ben Stone during the summer of 2009 when I was deep in the grips of being unemployed. Ben is a “recovering HR recruiter” who has helped me with technical issues and offered up website development tips and tricks. He also gives back to the community on a continuous basis.

sansone_biggerI started attending Central Iowa Bloggers last summer and am so glad I did. Mike Sansone is the unofficial leader of the group and has given me the support and insight I’ve needed to move my business forward. Starting something new is always difficult, but he instilled in me the mindset of being a “Free Agent” and I’ve never been able to look back.steinsway-4-110x160

John Stein is one of those soft-spoken intellectuals whose wheels are always turning. He gave me the guidance I needed to take my business to the next level and continues to monitor my progress using his subtle coaching techniques. He specializes in “extracting your natural genius” at Stein’s Way.

jeffGarrison_biggerI recently graduated from Jeff Garrison‘s 12-Week Sales Habitudes Practice Group. I use what I’ve learned at every networking event and prospect/client interaction. My interactions in business are much more intentional and calculated and this is helping my business to grow.

Who are your mentors? Do you have a personal board of directors who you meet with on a regular basis for guidance?

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Hannah Inman April 6, 2010 at 6:58 am

Love this post. We have a great community around us, and when great people like those above mentor, the community as a whole is elevated. The role of mentor is important, the role of mentee is to shut up, soak in the wisdom and then ACT! Thanks Suzanne.

Ben Stone April 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I feel like a hypocrite getting a super special shout-out as a tech guy and then totally missing this post for almost 3 weeks. I have neglected my Reader lately and this just proves my it’s so important to stay connected.

I appreciate the kudos Suzanne and the funny thing is I look to you as a mentor for how to stay engaged and energized in networking. Keep up the good work!

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