Erica Loynd
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  • 25 July 2016


    Beautifully written. I wished that I had mentors as my career path unfolds at forks, potholes and detours. The one thing that I might add is that sometimes mentors are not necessarily someone older and has more experience in the role or more expertise in the specific area, sometimes they are younger staff with a burning desires for questions, sometimes they are supportive staff who has an objective opinion and sometimes they are your younger self !

  • 26 July 2016

    Erica Loynd

    Great point, Kim. I find the best mentorship has been through programs that I know we have developed together. Our Laddership group with AIA Seattle really taught me to experience and challenge the decisions I have made in my own career by seeing others challenge theirs. It is amazing to see the energy and fresh eyes from staff at different levels, and that is one thing that makes me so excited to mentor people ... first hand conversation with them!