A few months ago, I was asked to give a speech on Professional Mentoring to the District 36 Toastmasters Conference up in Silver Spring, MD. While preparing for the presentation, I reflected back on the many mentors I’ve had in my career. I have been very lucky that people saw potential in me and spent the time to help me become a better leader.
Experiences. When I moved to North Carolina in 1992, I arrived at a time when the Internet had not been as ubiquitous as it is today. I had been extremely lucky up to that point having graduated from UC Berkeley, worked at Genentech (a biotech firm) and then had been a network consultant at Stanford University. Access to the Internet was a requirement for me when deciding on a career. I was fortunate those experiences led me to accept a job in North Carolina as part of the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina where […]