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The relationship that can make your career

A few weeks ago I wrote about how to make mentoring work. Today, we get into sponsors. Whether I am out speaking at an event, or coaching a client, one of the most frequently asked questions I get on careers is, “What’s the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?” Just in case there is any confusion, a mentor is a person who will advise you and share their knowledge, whereas a sponsor is someone who will advocate for you on your behalf, using their influence and power to do so. ...

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Do you have one of these? (hint: you need one)

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and I believe this to be true. I also believe it takes a network of people to create a successful career. We don’t do it on our own; no matter how much we might like to believe we can. It’s incredibly important in your career to have people around you who are your true supporters; to have people you can look up to; and to have those who you can take trusted advice from. So many women underestimate just how critical this is, not only for getting ...

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