or login to your SBJ.net account
Forgot your password or username?
Search only accepts letters and numbers.
The Mentors Project: Evan Bennett
Executive Director, Springfield Ballet
9/19/2016 2:34 PM
Tell a friend
Brice Clark, CEO/founder of Spark Events
Each time we meet, there’s a different goal or a topic. Sometimes we work on tactics for organizational and structural development, and sometimes we strategize about the more personal side of business, like finding the right networking groups.
We have never set up a formal time/place. Sometimes we go on a run and start talking about business during the process. Sometimes we meet for coffee with more specific goals.
The continued growth of Brice’s business is the real measure of success. I have seen his business continue to grow and change internally. As it moves from a small startup to an established business, Brice has implemented processes and procedures to make Spark the most professional business it can be. Sometimes Brice presents me with a challenge in his business that I’ve never had to work through. I’ve learned a great deal from Brice as well. I think the most important thing about any mentorship program is that both sides come away having learned something.
One of the people I really respect and have learned a great deal from is Leah Hamilton. When I started at the ballet, I asked if she would sit down with me once a month and guide me. Other mentors are Bob Hammerschmidt and Brian Fogle. Both of these gentlemen have really been inspirational to me not only in terms of their community involvement, but also their keen business acumen.
Springfield Ballet director takes Seattle job
Please fill out the form below to submit a comment. Your comments may be used in Springfield Business Journal’s print editions, along with your username and/or registered name.
Message is a required field.
Captcha entry is not valid, please try again.
A comment must be approved by our staff before it will displayed on the website.
SEARCH SPONSORED BY
These 8 men are richer than 3.6B people combined
Trump renews attacks on 'SNL'
Wells Fargo to close 400 branches
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to shut down
Ray-Ban maker, Essilor to merge into $49B firm
Samsung probe finds batteries were cause of Note 7 fires
Cargo jet crash kills dozens in Kyrgyzstan village
Sony Entertainment CEO to step down
Family of boy killed on Kansas waterslide settles with park
CVS cuts cost for generic EpiPen competitor
Opinion/Letters to the Editor
© 2017 Springfield Business Journal, Springfield, Missouri. All Rights Reserved. To contact SBJ, call (417) 831-3238.