Archive for 'role models, mentors, sponsors and heroes' Category

Annie. Early Life Experiences, Career Milestones and Road Blocks and Relationships

By - Last updated: Friday, August 21, 2009

Early Life Experiences I asked Annie to tell me about the experiences in her early life which she believes had the greatest impact on her work life and career. She said the experience which had the greatest impact on her was the fact that her father was quite domineering and very abusive, more particularly to her sister, brother and mother, less so to her but abusive nonetheless, and as a consequence her mother left him when Annie was quite young. She said they moved back and forth to England and eventually came back to Canada and settled in Western Canada but as a result of her circumstances her mother was very poor. Annie says her mother lived on welfare and she ...

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Freddie. Relationships, Mentors, Role Models and Secrets of Success

By - Last updated: Friday, July 10, 2009

I asked Freddie to tell me about the relationships in her life which she believes had the greatest impact on her and in particular her work life and career. She said from a relationship perspective, she would say mostly good relationships have driven her throughout her life. From the perspective of good relationships, she said one of the people who had the most important impact on her was her stepfather. Her mum remarried a man 25 years her senior when Freddie was 17 years old. He had already brought up five kids of his own (who were fully grown with their own families) and when he married her mum, he took in four kids, two of whom were snarly teenagers ...

Freddie. Career Milestones

By - Last updated: Thursday, July 2, 2009

Freddie says one of the big milestones for her at the securities firm she had joined was meeting a man who would become her mentor. And she thinks her experience with him illustrates that when you have an advocate, a sponsor, someone that believes in you, irrespective of who they are or their gender, it makes the world of difference. She says: "This man probably believed in me more than I believed in myself and as a consequence he put a bunch of opportunities in front of me over the years. Ironically every time he'd put an opportunity in front of me, I would say, no, I can't do that, I can't do that." And he would say: "What do ...