YOUR BUSINESS AUTHORITY

Springfield, MO

The Mentors Project: John Wanamaker

Posted online
MENTEE
Paden Wilcox, business development manager at Computer Recycling Center

OBJECTIVE

This is part of the Springfield chamber’s Experienced Professional/Young Professional Mentor-To-Mentor Program to establish a connection benefitting each personally and professionally.

HOW
Monthly meetings at the place and time that works for both Paden and myself. At our meetings, we share experiences, background, advice and insights.

RESULTS
One measure of success is for me to establish a contact with Paden as a successful young professional allowing me to gain valuable insight into our city’s developing workforce and future leaders. For Paden, the goal is for him to earn a respected professional as a reference and for him to gain insight into the established workforce and to gain valuable knowledge and career coaching. I believe we both are seeing these things as a result of our relationship.

YOUR MENTOR
BKD practice partners Darryl Bueker and Dave Henderson were great mentors for me and helped me greatly progress in my career as a practice partner. As I moved into management roles for the firm, (former Chief Operating Officer) Bill Kirkman unquestionably became my mentor and taught, coached and counseled me regarding practice unit management.

Comments

No comments on this story |
Please log in to add your comment
Editors' Pick

Startup Corner: Eden Garrett, Eden’s Flower Truck

The 21-year-old is working to graduate in May while cultivating her small business.

Most Read
SBJ Live logo
MOST-WATCHED VIDEOS
Demand Pull Inventory Control

“We’re doing really complicated math, forecasting way in the spring, what we’re gonna need in inventory by what date,” says Shawn Askinosie, the Founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate. The …

Need to Focus Leads to Sale of Business “It’s been hard for me to choose. There is a point when I knew I needed to focus on one of these businesses,” says Elle Feldman, owner of Elle’s Patisserie and Lavare Spa (now rebranded as …
My Mentor - My Teammate in Life “He was a strong man of faith and courage and very wise - my biggest supporter in any endeavor in life,” says Tami North, Executive Director of the Rogersville Area Chamber of Commerce and one of …
From Cutbacks to Cutting Tracks “Every day you’ve gotta wake up and say, ‘I’ve gotta make money today,’ says, Ricky Smiley, Founder and Producer of Smiley Records, LLC. When Smiley was laid off from a job he held for 18 …
Consistent Marketing  “Marketing for a company can be very interesting, in the sense that it’s hard to stand out in the crowd from everyone else,” says Alisa Lawler, Vice President of Marketing and Business …