Getting to Know You – With Audacious Admin Debbi Shaffer!

The Office Dynamics conference was SO much fun!  One of the highlights for me was meeting Audacious Admin Debbi Shaffer. Be sure to check out her website, www.audaciousadmin.com, after you watch the video!

 

 

Make Your Profile Interesting, Not Empty!

Great relationships start with mutual interest – so make sure your profile is interesting, not empty!

Just like on a dating site, a well-written profile at MentorsAndMasterminds.com will tell people you are serious about your professional results, and will make them curious to learn more about you!  By contrast, an incomplete profile may even discourage connections. Follow the steps below to complete your profile at MentorsAndMasterminds.com.

STEP 1: Navigate to the Members area using the link on the left side of the Home Page.

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STEP 2: Navigate to your personal profile by clicking on your profile picture or  name

STEP 3: Select “Profile” from the Ribbon under your Cover Photo

NOTE: To update your Profile Picture or Cover Photo, click the camera icons in this view and follow onscreen instructions to change.

STEP 4: Click the orange boxes to complete the 4 profile areas.profile-screen-4

For an example of a completed profile, check out mine at http://mentorsandmasterminds.com/members/emmeranhawkes/profile/. We look forward to learning more about YOU!

Join Our Admin Network!

Thanks for visiting Mentors and Masterminds.com.  If you’re not yet a member, why not consider joining? Membership is free, and always will be.

CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

Here are  a few ways you can use our site to build a powerful Personal Advisory Board:

Co-Mentoring

To connect with lots of like-minded professionals to share success stories, get a fresh perspective and provide mutual support, select the “Co-Mentoring” option. You will get most of the benefits of a traditional Mentor/Protégé relationship, but without having to compete for the comparatively limited supply of senior mentors. A co-mentoring relationship is much easier to form, because even if someone doesn’t feel ready to be a mentor quite yet, most people are more than happy to be a sounding board and accountability partner to a peer – and gain those same benefits in return!

Coaching

A Coaching relationship more closely fits the traditional Mentor/Protégé model, with the senior partner providing coaching in specific skills and strategies of the trade in addition to the kind of support described in the Co-Mentoring model above. If you are a senior administrative professional, consider sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience with other in a Coaching Mentor capacity. There is truly no reward like seeing a protégé grow and succeed!

Mastermind Groups

If two heads are better than one, then how about three…or four? Similar in nature to a Co-Mentoring relationship, but expanding upon it to tap the collective energy and insights of a group, Masterminds can become especially valuable resources for those who participate in them. One member’s project is often another’s inspiration! Join (or form) a powerhouse team of motivated peers, focused on big goals and committed to helping each other along the way.

Networking Groups

For some much-needed fun and laughter after a hard day’s work, what could be better than socializing with others who know the tribulations and triumphs of your job? Networking groups are a great way to get to know other administrative professionals in your area, and benefits can include connecting to new sources of information, having inside contacts for event planning or services, or even getting a lead on a great job opportunity. Starting one can be as simple as finding a good happy hour at a local restaurant, picking a date and emailing some friends.

Las Vegas, Here We Come!

MentorsAndMasterminds.com will officially launch next week at The Revolutionary Assistant, Office Dynamics’ 26th Conference for Administrative Professionals. Office Dynamics CEO Joan Burge and her wonderful Vice President, Jasmine Freeman, have been incredibly generous to afford me this opportunity, and I hope I may pay it forward by creating a valuable community space where we as administrative professionals can offer and find the support we desire and need.

(Wish you could be there, but stuck at your desk? CLICK HERE to register for the Conference on Demand and enjoy from your own location!)

When the idea of an online networking forum for administrative professionals started to percolate last May, I had no idea it would turn into a full-blown website launch by October. It’s been an incredible 2 months designing, building, writing and more; in many ways, we’re still “working out the workings” of this site, and I look forward to your feedback. Over time, it will help us create an even richer and more valuable member experience for you.

Beyond the launch, I hope this site will become a place where the stories and talents of our community members are uncovered and shared. Story is one of our most potent sources of teaching and learning, and will be an integral part of this site experience. In line with that belief, we will be offering our first mini-workshop in November 2016: a multimedia getting-to-know-you experience: “Hero’s Journey: Discovering the Teachings of Your Story”.

For twice the fun and twice the learning, pair up with a peer mentor and take the workshop together!