Another feature of this blog is bringing you advice and perspectives from people who mentor, by answering 3 questions. Here are Anita Gibson's responses: What are mentees looking for? A sense of different paths one can take in international health and strategies to reach both personal and professional goals.
What 1 piece of advice do you give every mentee you work with? Solid field experience is invaluable. Learning how to work effectively with multiple stakeholders and colleagues with varying world views is not straightforward. These skills come with experience - particularly field experience.
Why are you interested in mentoring? Admittedly, I haven't sought out mentoring opportunities; rather, I sort of fell into them, particularly with more junior colleagues with whom I work. After years of advancing my career while raising a family in the US and overseas, I find that colleagues are quite interested in how to achieve both job satisfaction and work-life balance. I certainly d…
Another feature of this
blog is bringing you advice and perspectives from people who mentor, by
answering 3 questions. Here are Linda Fogarty’s responses.
What are mentees looking for? They want
someone to help them believe in themselves, clarify their strengths and passion
and their own professional goals Helping them
understand what their best is and how they can be their best
What 1 piece of advice do you give
every mentee you work with? You need to
fight for yourself. Understand
your professional value and provide that to others.
Why are you interested in mentoring?
satisfying to see mentee growth and development and how they transform
It’s always a surprise to people when they find out how much I love TV – and The Voice is in my top 10! Let’s rewind to mid-2016 – when I noticed ads for The Voice as I was fast-forwarding through commercials. Imagine my surprise when the ads showed Miley Cyrus joining the team as a coach. I thought: Really? As a Guest Coach – ? She has been so outrageous for the past couple years – and not exactly a good role model. It didn’t seem a “good” choice to me.
But I love watching The Voice so that overrode my initial reactions. In one of the first shows of Season 11, Miley had an intense look, as you can see in the photo. It struck me that this must be how I look when I’m on a telcon mentoring session (because suddenly I’ll realize I’ve been so focused on listening and the interaction that I haven’t taken a note or looked at the clock). And then in the Knockouts (after Belle sang), she said, “I think I'll learn a lot and grow a lot in this experience too.” My AHA moment (besides realizing my …