Thinking back on my most impactful professional relationships, they were rarely with my manager or a company leader. Instead, they came from coworkers and peers at other companies. People who became my advocates after countless hours of working with me. People who don’t just know my accomplishments but know who I am as a person.
Looking back, I wish I focused more time on building mentorship within those relationships. Instead, I spent all my time seeking out traditional mentors. People I perceived to be more wise.
I was wrong. While there’s value in a balance of those relationships, the peer mentorship is often undervalued.
My point? We can, and should, make room for mentorship at all levels in every day life and our companies. It’s a low cost, high value program that does something a big budget can not: it makes people really connect.
And if you ever need someone to listen as a mentor and friend? Call me. 703-915-0664
Thank you for reading,
CEO, Three Ears Media