Isabelle Hourigan – Practice Lead, Constructions Services for Aerotek, participated in our 2018 Wisdom Mentoring Program and you need to hear her highlights!
“The connection I made with my mentor- she comes from a relatable industry to mine, our calls were scheduled and always completed, and she offered more than what the program suggested in terms of communication. There was genuine connection which still carries through to today! I was able to discuss my current state, and opportunities on my own path and she offered genuine guidance, from a high level point of view, which was non-bias given she is from outside of my organization.
Meeting with the other mentees during the class sessions and having the 1/1 conversations hearing about how women in different stages of their careers, from different background, and ages all ask themselves similar questions I ask myself. They too have doubts/concerns/apprehensions, so I am not alone! I started to appreciate that I have come a long way in my career thus far and I am putting in the right actions towards the development of my career. It was affirming to hear others in the same spot as myself.
I enjoyed mapping out my career through to retirement – it forced me to think bigger picture strategy rather than the reactive ‘what next'”
What does mentoring means to you?
“Mentoring is the development of others from a genuine point of interest in ones well-being and success. It is understanding individual’s goals and meeting that person where they are at to help them achieve those goals by sharing best practices and suggestions based on your own experiences. It is giving both constructive and positive feedback when needed, showing vulnerability and empathy when you don’t know the answers. It is pushing someone hard enough to help them achieve their goals, and knowing when slow down to recognize the wins.”
The Wisdom Mentoring Program matches women with influential mentors, who can help them make their ambitions a reality. Join the community of over 1000 women who have already taken their careers to the next level through this unique development opportunity.
Act soon! Deadline to register is April 15th.
Isabelle Hourigan is Practice Lead, Constructions Services for Aerotek.
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