“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill
The Art of Relationships
Relationships are a two-way street, you get what you give. When it comes to deepening the mentorship relationship, the mentee must seek out the mentor—asking them about their experiences and practices. Similarly, the mentor needs to be genuinely interested in getting to know their mentee. It’s one thing to simply give advice, but another to invest time to build trust in the relationship.
One of the biggest lessons Consultant Graeme Scruggs has learned from his mentor and Senior Architect, Micah Blalock, is ‘the art of relationships.’
“Experience is important,” says Graeme, “But the way you interact with your colleagues is arguably even more important.” The relationships you create early on will be there the rest of your career. Meaningful relationships last a lifetime.
Giving Back to Grow Others
One of Micah’s heroes is Grace Hopper, a pioneer in software development. At the end of her career and life she was asked, “What is the most important thing you did?” She answered, “Investing in other people.”
“It’s such an important time to give back and invest in other people and to feel like the wisdom you’ve gained over the years is contributing back and growing other people,” says Micah.
Your impact in life is largely tied to how you’re remembered and the effect you’ve had on the world around you. Micah has found his impact comes from the relationships he spends time creating and growing, especially through mentorship. People like Micah leave a lasting legacy and pay it forward to future generations. They devote their time to sharing wisdom, advice, and growing others.
Mentorship at Credera
Credera has a well-developed mentorship program that provides each employee an opportunity to grow in their career. Credera has fostered a unique culture of servant leadership and humility that is exemplified by its prioritization of both formal and informal mentorship.
If this sounds like a place you want to be a part of, consider taking the next step in your career.
Culture is something that is experienced in a variety of different ways. We’re sharing the many ways Crederians experience our culture in a series called My Credera. The heart behind this series is for our company, employees, clients, and friends to have an inside look at the Credera culture by reading about our employees’ “My Credera” moments. In this series, we are talking about our core values, personal and professional growth, mentorship, community involvement, favorite Credera memories, life after college, and what it looks like to create a career at Credera.
At Credera, we love to celebrate every achievement, milestone, and moments of growth. We are excited to open up and invite you in to experience those celebrations with us. If you’d like to learn more about joining the Credera family, we invite you to visit our careers page.
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