No Dead-Ends: How to Make Mentoring a Two-Way Street
Presenter: Karin Thrift, Director of Sales / Convenience, Clif Bar & Company
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1 PM ET
Do you think mentoring is all about giving (and giving and giving…)? Too much giving as a mentor leads to burn out and dead ends, rather than a two-way street of relationship building. This webinar is for both mentors and mentees. Mentors will learn a process for guiding a specific individual, helping them reach their destination and full potential. When that happens, your ROI is pride in seeing their accomplishments. In addition, we will talk about how you don’t just mentor "down," but you should also seek younger or less experienced peers to mentor “up." This type of receiving, for you as mentor/mentee, means that you are on a two-way street with someone who shares the road map of a different generation’s perceptions and values.
- How to accept / choose Mentees and Mentors
- Setting expectations
- Guiding conversations
Karin Thrift has been involved with the c-store industry for over 30 years. She is currently Director of Sales / Convenience at Clif Bar & Company where she has worked for over 20 years.
Karin has served on the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) supplier board, retiring as vice-chair in 2010. She has also been active with the Convenience Distributors Association (CDA) serving as Chair of the LDD and on the magazine advisory board. Karin was named one of the “Top Women in Convenience” by Convenience Store News in 2015.
Karin recently completed her term as Co-Chair / Logistics for the North Texas Board of the Network of Executive Women (NEW). At NEW she has served in an advisory position for the NEW Annual Summit, the Co-Chair for the Silent Auction at NALS, and on the Scholarship Committee. In addition to her industry work, Karin helped co-found Discover Y.O.U., a leadership skills development program for high-school students and served on an advisory panel for local youth development in Georgetown, TX.