Jenni (&) Amy

Being matched with Jenni has had a huge impact on my life, and it’s only been a few short months. She has given me the confidence to grow and do things outside of my comfort zone. She inspires me to take chances and utilize my strengths to help others.

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Sarah Stevens
Jennifer (&) Erica

Erica recently completed a post-secondary degree and came to Lead(h)er looking for a mentor who can help her translate the things she is passionate about into her professional life. She was hoping we could match her with someone who is confident both personally and professionally, and who is willing to offer guidance and advice.

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MatchesSarah Stevens
Meredith (&) Rhonda

"I look forward to my time with Rhonda because she is so happy to help me and wants to see me grow. She has so much knowledge and is so willing to share everything she has learned. She is a very kind woman with a huge heart to serve. 

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MatchesSarah Stevens
Kathleen (&) Claire

While Kathleen was identified as the mentor when the two were matched, they have discovered that the real work of mentoring allows both people to move in and out of each rol

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Sarah Stevens
Beth (&) Madelyn

I love that Madelyn is the age of my children, and despite the age difference we have much in common...The other day we were discussing the need for discipline when writing. Set aside specific times and places conducive to tapping our creativity

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MatchesSarah Stevens
Rachel (&) Kara

Kara and Rachel's match story highlights the impact of having an expanded circle of influence.  Rachel's shared connections fueled a new professional opportunity for Kara... one that she might not have uncovered on her own.

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Sarah Stevens
Angie (&) Janessa - 1 Year Update

However, what I'm learning is that the "Mentor"/"Mentee" labels are just that - labels. In all of our matches, we learn from each other, we teach each other, we lean on each other, and we work with each other to take steps towards our goals, take heart in how to become better people/workers/women, and take pride in the community around us and what it can offer us

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Sarah Stevens
Holly (&) Cassie

Cassie has taught me so much about being real and giving selflessly to others. Her future is so bright and I’m so proud of how much she’s achieved in the short time we’ve been matched

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MatchesSarah Stevens
Courtney (&) LuAnn - 1 Year Update

Talking with LuAnn gives me energy.  She truly sees my talent and potential in a different way than I do.  Over the past year, we've shared many laughs and even a few tears. I am so blessed to call LuAnn my mentor, as her experiences, guidance, and her caring heart helps me shine in all areas of life.  

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MatchesSarah Stevens
Brittany (&) Amy

To be pushed to excel is not always the easiest part of our development, but it is certainly easier when you know that the person doing the pushing wants the best for you - it sounds like this is exactly what happens with Amy and Brittany and we are so happy to have had a part in bringing them together!

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MatchesSarah Stevens
Centira, Amanda (&) Dawn

The trick to a successful mentoring relationship is not necessarily about being an expert - instead, the trick is to stay open, meet people where they're at in the moment and be willing to lend any experience that might be useful.

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MatchesSarah Stevens
Bowling with Bumpers: Insights from EntreFEST

Our very own Melissa Pepper, founder of Lead(h)er and all-around marketing guru, was invited to participate in a mentoring panel at this year's EntreFEST.  EntreFEST is Iowa's largest gathering of the entrepreneurial and innovation community and Melissa's invitation was a big deal... mostly because it gave her the chance to spread Lead(h)er's message outside of our communit

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Kelly (&) Sara

Our first meeting was excellent. Kelly listened to me, she shared a podcast with me and a personality quiz that I'm going to take today! I am really excited for the experience!

Thank you so much for having a program like this! I feel like it is something that every woman should take advantage of!

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Courtney (&) Sydney

Being matched with Courtney has been a tremendous experience. We've only been matched a month but I feel like my life has a clear direction again. She has given me great advice about setting and accomplishing my goals. I feel blessed to have Courtney as my mentor!

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MatchesHeather White