Looking for a mentor but having no luck finding one? Don’t know where to look for a mentor? If you answered yes to either question, the interVivosFall 2013 Mentorship Program is made just for you.
How does our program work? Fifteen protégés will meet with fifteen influential and esteemed mentors from a variety of careers and backgrounds at an introductory pairing event. This pairing event takes place on Wednesday, November 27 from 5:30-8:00 pm at The Pint Off Whyte (8032 - 104 Street). At the event, mentors and protégés will discuss their goals and what they would like to achieve from the mentorship program. Click here for a video debrief from the Spring pairing event.
At the end of the pairing event, the protégés and mentors submit their pairing preferences to interVivos. Based on these preferences, interVivos will pair up protégés with mentors. Protégés and mentors commit to meet three times over the course of the six-month program. Protégés are charged $40 for the program which includes the cost of the pairing event and the administrative costs to run the program. Find out more about our program by clicking here.
What have mentors and protégés said about our mentorship program?
- “I have found a mentor that is going to extend past the six months of this program who I feel is genuinely interested in my outcome as a young professional”.
- “The ability to connect with young up and coming professionals is a great opportunity to share years of knowledge”.
- “Great program, it was great to learn from someone outside of my industry”.
We only have space for 13 protégés for the Fall 2013 Mentorship Program. RSVP here.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Bev Therrien is a Senior Business Officer for Western Economic Diversification Canada. Throughout her career, she has explored being: an academic, a researcher, a policy analyst, on the fast track for management, a stay-at-home parent, a project manager, a mentor to students, and a relationship manager. She brings a wealth of knowledge from this experience in addition to being an experienced mentor.
2. Candas Jane Dorsey has over thirty five years professional experience as a science fiction writer, editor, educator, mentor, community developer and activist. She has held many elected positions in voluntary organizations and has run for municipal office. As an interVivos mentor she wants to help a protege get a running start on a life of community service.
3. Cary Williams is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. He has spent five years managing three departments for an international textiles wholesaler and five years as a financial advisor managing his own practice. Cary is also the former chair of the City of Edmonton’s Next Gen Initiative. Cary looks forward to helping a protege figure out their path to success.
4. Chris Henderson is a consultant in public relations at Calder Bateman. The focus of his practice at Calder Bateman is on community engagement, communications, government relations and social media. He is looking for a protégé who is still trying to understand where to put his or her efforts to begin a career.
5. Dawn Newton is public affairs professional with more than a decade of experience in areas including:community investment, media relations, marketing, issues management, stakeholder engagement and government relations. Dawn currently works for Telus. She is an experienced mentor and is looking tomeet new bright minds, share experiences that may help to launch careers and learn more about younger generations.
6. Eric Petersen is a financial planner who has been personally vested in start-ups to seasoned businesses since his early twenties. He currently sits on three non-profit boards and has been involved with Scouts Canada for over 15 years as a leader. He is a returning interVivos mentor.
7. Erin Elizabeth Ross is a painter and multidisciplinary artist. Since receiving her BFA from the UofA in 2006, she became a full time artist and has been represented in commercial galleries since 2008. She has worked in numerous private and public collections, installing a public art piece for the Edmonton Arts Council in May 2013. Erin wants to help a protege define and achieve his or her goals.
8. Greg Campbell is a computer engineer by trade and has worked for various small and large companies. Throughout his career, he has been a serial entrepreneur and started Spieker Point in 2005. As an experienced mentor, he is looking to assist a young professional in developing their business’ “peripheral vision”.
9. Irene Martin is the executive director of the Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association. She is a highly motivated leader, growing tremendously from nearly 20 years in her current and past leadership positions. Highly self-motivated, most of her career was built while being a single parent, learning and attending courses along the way. She is looking forward to learn and grow personally from helping others reach their full potential.
10. Lisa Hagen is the Director of Strategy with Creative Loop. She has been a mentor with several post-secondary institutions and served on the organizing committees of many industry groups. She is seeking to mentor anyone looking to move into the digital side of marketing/communications, or those who may be looking to start their own business/consultancy. Lisa is a returning interVivos mentor.
11. Mary Sturgeon is a communications and public relations professional with over 25 years of experience. She is the current project manager for Make Something Edmonton, a resource hub for people who wish to start or build something and an initiative that collects “made in Edmonton” anecdotes and shepherds the Edmonton story. She is looking forward to assist someone in reaching their professional goals.
12. Neil Mathew Salsbury is an Investment Advisor with Servus Wealth Strategies. Over the past decade he has built a career around helping businesses and people manage their investments, however he gets the greatest satisfaction from his work in the community.His hope for the mentorship program is to be able to connect with an individual and help them achieve their goals.
13. Ryan Neuman is the owner of Onsite Group, an architectural millwork, furniture manufacturing and upholstery company. He gained valuable experience working in manufacturing, retail and management prior to starting his own company. Ryan looks forward to sharing his experiences and energy with someone who wants to make a difference in the world but doesn’t know where to start.