Mentoring relationships have the potential to lead to lasting and positive changes for both people involved, helping them build and strengthen personal brands, leadership and business ethics. If you’ve already had the opportunity to blaze a trail as a leader you have likely built solid relationships along the way—relationships that can be enhanced as a sponsor as well. Did you know that in a Wharton study, mentors at Sun Microsystems were promoted 6x more, mentees 5x more and retention rates were 20% higher five years after the program. A mentor guides and advises. A sponsor elevates and champions others behind closed doors and might also be the one to say “yes!” and make the hiring or buying calls. Sponsorship puts people front and center, building engagement and increasing confidence. Accordingto many research studies, this strategy results in a significant promotion for both parties.
Benefits of this interactive session
1) Reflect on both the impact and the opportunity of having both mentors and sponsors in your life
2) Evaluate best practices and internal strategies to elevate others while expanding your personal leadership capabilities and brand
3) Understand and build a business case for mentoring and sponsorship in to drive ROI + diversity, retention, knowledge transfer and engagement
Speaker Julie Kantor Julie Silard Kantor is the founder of Twomentor, LLC, and an ‘all-in’ roll-up your sleeves leader and serial entrepreneur committed to building mentoring cultures to drive employee engagement and more. Clients have included Marriott, Anthem, NextEra Energy, ASAE, AU and dozens more. Whether in a board room with executives or working with collaborative teams, Julie instills excitement, inspires commitment, and demonstrates an unwavering drive to succeed and see others succeed. Twomentor, LLC, focuses on a skilled workforce, builds on her 24 years in workforce development and building movements including Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Million Women Mentors. As a sought after global speaker and connector, Julie is well networked to the national community of top business, academic, non-profit, and government leaders.