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Pass the Torch for Women Monthly Mentoring Chat

Julie Petr, Executive Director of Pass the Torch for Women Foundation, hosts a monthly mentoring chat with business and community leaders.

May 25, 2016

Nikki Lewallen, CEO of Rainmakers, chats with host Julie Petr about the impact of mentorship, leadership, and using failure as an opportunity for growth.


Nikki's Advice to a First Time Leader

  • Know that you don't know everything
  • Be open to asking for help
  • People want transparency and authenticity
  • Share your "why" with people


3 Character Traits for Success

  • Confidence
  • Generosity - service above self
  • Compassion - understand where other people are coming from 


Suggestions for Boosting Your Confidence

  • Practice whatever it is that causes you to question your abilities
  • Ask for both positive feedback and opportunities for growth in areas where you feel less confident
  • Create a "Feel Good File" to revisit e-mails, cards, and praise you've received in the past when you're feeling not so confident in your abilities


Balancing Work and Home Life

  • Calendar Everything!
  • Completely disconnect from work when you are at home
  • Set boundaries


The Phrase Nikki Lives by

 "Love What You Do"


Ways to Join the conversation & spread the word

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