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Mentors: How to Get One, How to Be One

It’s not a surprise that finding a mentor and being a mentor positively correlate with career outcomes such as salary level, promotion rate and job satisfaction.  In fact, research completed by DDI in 2019 found that, while 67 percent of women rate mentorship as highly important in career advancement, 63 percent report they’ve never had […]

How to Create Your Personal Board of Directors

It’s common knowledge that businesses and non-profits operate with the guidance of an advisory board, but what about individuals? In our recent panel discussion, MENTORS: How to Get One, How to be One, Karina Opdeyke, a Principal at Deloitte, suggested that it is important for all of us to create our own personal Board of […]

Featured Mentor: Meet Miguel

Miguel is a retired Army Officer with prior enlisted service in the Navy. Currently, he serves as a project management consultant in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industry. Miguel has director level experience as a program and project manager in the biotech and pharma space as well as director level experience in operations. He is an […]

Energy Coalition Ready to Hire Veterans

The energy industry is hiring and eager to employ veterans for challenging, rewarding careers that provide competitive compensation and excellent professional growth opportunities. There are several ways to explore what the industry has to offer. First, attend, EnergyCareers 2020, a free, virtual career exploration and job fair event that will take place on October 21st. […]

Featured Mentor: Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Chamberlain is the Deputy Director, for Cyber and Strategic Enabling in the Concepts, Development and Management (CDM) Office under the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. SAF/CDM develops and implements initiatives and activities for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence as well as the Secretary […]

Mentoring Through Challenging Times: Accept Reality

Have you accepted the new normal or are you dragging your feet longing for the way things “used to be”?  In this article, originally from The Business Journal, Lauren Munsch Dal Farra, MD, CEO and Cardiologist, Palm Health and Maureen McDonald, Assistant Vice President, Community Engagement, HCA Healthcare/Continental Division share their advice on how to face our challenges […]

Featured Mentor: Meet Paul

Paul Rampone has been the president of Hart Design Group, Ltd. since its founding in 1991.  HDG is a Rhode Island based multi-disciplined Engineering/Architectural firm serving the Biopharmaceutical, Chemical and Manufacturing sectors.  Hart Design Group is part of The Hart Companies, one of the oldest and largest Industrial Design/Build organizations in New England. Paul earned […]

Mentoring Through Difficult Conversations

During the development of mentoring relationships, sometimes mentors must decide to offer constructive criticism or not. The obstacles to these productive conversations are described as: protective hesitation and protective defensiveness. Protective Hesitation– the tendency to not offer critical feedback and information for fear of offending the other person Protective Defensiveness– the tendency to build personal walls to avoid […]

Featured Mentor: Meet MJ

Following graduation from Wake Forest University, Captain Mary Jo “MJ” Sweeney, US Navy (retired) was commissioned at Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and served 26 years on active duty in a variety of posts around the world. Highlights of her career included command of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet special mission ships (oceanographic […]

Featured Mentor: Meet Melody

Melody C. Gratic is a certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, and Certified Behavioral Analysis Trainer and Consultant. She is a phenomenal strategic thinker, passionate motivational speaker and servant leader, well-known for connecting with a multicultural, multigenerational and global workforce. Melody Gratic founded XcelMil, LLC on the premise of providing exceptional, value-based, and relevant services […]