At H+K, we know that our organizational culture is strengthened when we discover – or create – new connections with our colleagues. In recognition of National Mentoring Month, we asked our colleagues across the global network to share the mentoring experiences that have helped shape their careers.
While H+K has formal mentoring programs, such as mentorHER and the Global Virtual Mentoring Program, there are also those natural mentorships that blossom when you meet someone who inspires you, someone whose career path or work ethic you admire, and most importantly, someone you can see yourself connecting with easily. Barbara Melchin, Vice President, San Francisco, found such a mentor in Kevin Elliott, Senior Vice President, San Francisco.
We strive to create more connections between employees across the global network, and H+K’s Global Virtual Mentoring Program provides a professional development opportunity for both mentees and mentors. Matthew Whitbread, Account Manager, London, and Ron Hutcheson, Senior Strategist, Washington, D.C., share their experiences with the program.
Even though the Global Virtual Mentoring Program is a six-month program, we’ve found that many pairs continue connecting for months – even years – after their sessions. One example is Aurelie Marchand, Account Supervisor, Paris, and Jenn Capps, Senior Account Supervisor, Washington, D.C.
Check back throughout January as we share even more extraordinary mentorships from across H+K.