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Breakout Session

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Presentation Details

The presentation begins by establishing the definitions for "Coaching, Mentoring, and Sponsorship." Often the terms are used interchangeably, when in fact, each term has some similarities but are drastically different relationships types. After understanding the differences and similarities between terms, you will take a deep dive into understanding why this topic is important for your customers and clients, associates, and the organization at large. You'll learn what’s needed to be successful followed by a clear description of the role that associates, leaders, and companies play in successful advocacy. Finally, the presentation concludes with actions we can start and stop doing today.

After this session, you'll know:

  1. Commitment Strategies - How to get decision makers to commit to creating or allowing a mentoring program in the organization.

  2. Communication Expectations - How to explain the various expectations among mentor, mentee, coach, and sponsor.

  3. Capacity Considerations - How to help managers create capacity for associates to participate in their personal development and mentoring. 


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Harris holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Wilmington University in New Castle, DE. She has over eighteen years of experience in aligning business strategy and objectives with established project management and process optimization paradigms. Dr. Harris is an outcomes-focused thought leader with an established reputation for identifying and mitigating risks and bringing teams together to achieve business goals. In addition to her Sr. Executive role at a Fortune 500 company, Dr. Harris is a, published author, small business owner, educator, mentor, and serves on the Board of Directors for a local charity. She is a native of Louisville, KY, but has also lived in OH, PA, and MO. She has been married for 9 years to her husband Dr. Anthony Harris and has two sons. She is an exceptionally dedicated professional with keen interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, as well as decision making, policy development, and resource allocation expertise. People, honesty, transparency, communication, and relationships are the cornerstone to her leadership philosophy. 

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