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  • Writer's pictureMel Katzenmeyer

Episode #77 - Power Mentorship 2.0 Ft. Tom Burns



In this episode, Joel sits down with Tom Burns to discuss the concept of power mentorship and its importance in career development, a continued conversation from the first episode.


They define a power mentor as someone who not only teaches and coaches, but also has the ability to give you opportunities and open doors for you. Power mentors can make the difference between good careers and great careers.


Key Highlights


  • Power mentors have the ability to give you opportunities and open doors for you, making a significant impact on your career.

  • Power mentors can make the difference between good careers and great careers.

  • When looking for a power mentor, consider their motivation, establish a relevant relationship, and be proactive in maintaining the relationship.

  • As a mentee, be respectful of your power mentor's time, have a reason for engaging with them, and follow up on their advice.

  • Difficult conversations in power mentorship require honesty, clear communication, and the ability to provide feedback in a way that is helpful and supportive.

  • Power mentorship can also influence parenting by emphasizing the importance of listening, empathy, and maintaining relationships.


Make sure to check out this episode and if you missed the first one, check it out here.



 

Tom Burns Headshot

Tom Burns joined us early on in the Frontline Industry Podcast with an episode called Power Mentorship and it continues to be one of the most listened to podcasts we've had.


Tom Burns, former captain in the US Army, leadership positions across Pepsi Cola, Nestle Waters, North America, and then moved into a illustrious career, culminating in senior executive positions in Aramark, The Dollar Financial Group Bright View, and Conns Home Plus.

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