Interview with Karen Catlin, Advocate for Women in Tech and Leadership Coach
One misconception I fell prey to early on in my career was staying heads down and waiting for someone to acknowledge my accomplishments.
The thought of tooting my own horn seemed too self-promotional. I was worried about what my teammates and boss would think.
It wasn’t until I came across people who helped me find my voice and style that I realized the disservice I had been doing to my career.
Through their guidance and support, I realized how beneficial mentors can be to your career.
While there’s been a lot of talk already about the need for mentors, in today’s Build video segment we’re going to take a slightly different angle and explore:
- Why many resist seeking mentorship
- What is a mentor versus a sponsor
- When is mentoring appropriate
- What to expect from a mentor
- Why is it good to have a mentor
In future segments, we’ll tackle how to effectively get a mentor, and how you can get started as a mentor!
When you’re done, Karen and I want to know if there is a hurdle that is holding you back from mentorship. Please let me us know in the comments below!
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