First Row (left to right): Alyssa Robison, Aleka Kalpakidis, Jalissa Parris, Gazelle DeWerff, Sara Engelhardt, Sara Block. Second Row (left to right): Steve Morimoto, William “Kyle” Acuff, Mike Uick, Neil Schmidt, Jack Campbell, Julie Wedel, Raeanne Labrosse, Danielle Alsup, Jenna Horton
In late 2019, we gathered to celebrate our newest graduates of the Donald Driver Mentoring Program at a completion ceremony in their honor. Retired Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Donald Driver was in attendance to give a keynote address to the mentors and mentees of the program that bears his name. “Your life is like a camera. You capture the moments. You learn from the negative. Sooner or later that camera will focus and develop the most beautiful pictures,” said Driver.
The Donald Driver Mentoring Program is in its sixth year and started as a way to connect motivated employees with support through a mentorship model. Mentees set goals for advancing their careers with their mentors, tackled challenging interpersonal situations, worked on growing their professional networks and much more. Mentors provide one-on-one encouragement and inspiration while serving as a sounding board, advisor, coach, teacher, role model, self-esteem builder and advocate all rolled into one.
Donald often speaks of how mentors have shaped both his life and career, and many of our mentors share a similar story in their own life. “Donald’s story speaks to how one or two influential people can make a positive, lasting impact on another person’s life. Our mentors do just that. This fantastic group of leaders dedicate months of their time to helping our mentees achieve their goals. We are so fortunate that they are a part of this program,” says Nicol Britten, Director of HR Business Partners.
The next cohort will start in May 2020, and we’re so excited to see what the next group of mentors and mentees will accomplish together!
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