There has been lots written about the power of mentorship, and the Braven 2022 Job Report provide detailed tangible impact. I signed up to be a leadership coach with Braven with the mindset of how I would pay it forward and impact the next generation. However, to my pleasant surprise, I gained so much more.
By practicing empathy and being open-minded to people from different backgrounds, I learned to listen and provide personalized support to my mentees, who are at different stages in their lives with very different experiences from mine. Often, it was the simple personal gesture of sharing our life experiences, providing insights and perspectives, and challenging each other to think more globally.
In practicing service leadership, I experienced personal growth, gained confidence and calm purposefulness. I realized how I can positively influence a young person's life by being my authentic self.
Braven has given me a chance to pay forward and help ensure future leaders emerge from everywhere and be empowered to excel anywhere.
Founder & Director, Jezuba