Workshops to cultivate winning relationships:

Genny Heikka coaching and consulting for women

Mentors & Sponsors

Networking with Impact

How they help you succeed, and why you need BOTH:

What’s the difference between having a mentor and a sponsor, and does it matter to your success? It turns out, it matters a lot.

Both mentors and sponsors can play a critical role in your career, but the two aren’t interchangeable. While a mentor may guide you and help you gain the skills needed to make your next career move, a sponsor will be the one to advocate for you in meetings, help open the door for that promotion, and be your champion. In this session, you’ll learn distinctions between mentors and sponsors and how the two types of relationships can propel you forward. You’ll also learn how to find both of these types of people in your professional and personal life, and how you can be a mentor and sponsor to others.

Both roles are important and can be life-transforming; this session will help you understand how.

Networking with impact is about relationships, not contacts.

You’re always hearing how important networking is to your career and success, but sometimes actually stepping out and doing it can be hard. Maybe you’re too busy, or maybe you’re unsure about where to go, or how to communicate with others effectively. Or, maybe the idea of showing up to an event and exchanging contact information with complete strangers is your worst nightmare. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, it shouldn’t.

This skill builder will equip and empower you with a new mindset about networking. (It’s about relationships, not contacts, and it’s about authentic connections, not going to an event and “promoting” yourself.) You’ll walk away with new insights about finding networking opportunities that are a fit for you, and you’ll learn key skills and “social hacks” that will help you more effectively and confidently interact with others, build authentic relationships, and stand out in a way that adds value (and propels your own success). In today’s constantly changing, information-packed environment, people and relationships matter more than ever. This session will inspire you with information and practical tips to develop and maximize those relationships for the greatest positive impact.

Interested in learning more about these workshop sessions?

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