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Turn Your Mentor into Your Sponsor

Many people have mentors, but few have real sponsors at work.  Your mentor’s goal is to help you improve an area of opportunity and give advice.  A sponsor’s goal is to advocate for you so you get opportunities that help you advance.  You want really a sponsor. 

The great news is that you don’t need one person as your mentor & a different person as your sponsor  If you have a current mentor, why not turn that mentor into a sponsor?  In this week’s video we go through two ways to do just that.   

As always the juiciest stuff is in the video below, but if you’re too pressed for time to watch the full 5 minute video, here’s a quick snapshot. 

  1. Align your vision to your current mentor’s.  Here’s a key question: Do you both want to make the same positive impact on the team and organization?
  2. Focus on doing amazing things, not just saying amazing things.  Mentoring relationships have a lot of dialogue and may not always have a ton of action.  In order for someone to advocate for you, they must see doing impactful things. 

Leave a comment on the video and if you like it, please share the content. You never know how you’ll empower another woman to change the world with one simple video share.

The corporate world needs that unique gift that only you bring. So go out into the world, act with conviction, be courageous and live joyfully every single day.

XO, Adwoa

Adwoa Dadzie is a Vice President of Human Resources at Comcast and a Millennial Corporate Career Thought Leader.

The views expressed in this post are Adwoa’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.


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