Unlocking the Power of Strong Mentors and Advocates – Episode 30

Podcast • June 4, 2024

Summary:

In today’s episode of Elevate Your Career, Nicole is joined by Brian Kirkland, Chief Information Officer for Choice Hotels International.

During this conversation, you’ll discover the significance of mentorship and advocacy in career advancement, as Brian highlights how strong mentors and advocates can open doors and provide invaluable support. Get a glimpse into the importance of being proactive in your career, from obsoleting yourself in a current role to being ready for the next opportunity.

The conversation explores the role of networks in professional success, as well as the value of building a robust network of peers and industry leaders. Brian also reflects on the challenges of impostor syndrome and the need for self-belief and continuous learning.

This episode offers a fascinating look at the importance of effort, curiosity, and leveraging one’s network to achieve career goals.

Don’t miss another episode of the Elevate Your Career podcast. Leave a review and subscribe today!

 

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • The need for leaders to understand financials and engage with various departments to gain a comprehensive view of the business.
  • Why mentors and advocates are vital to career advancement, providing support, opening doors, and helping individuals find growth opportunities within an organization.
  • The importance of creating and nurturing a robust professional network for learning, support, and career advancement.
  • The concept of impostor syndrome, and how it can be mitigated by taking leaps of faith, recognizing one’s qualifications, and seeking mentorship.
  • The importance of taking initiative, filling gaps, and actively contributing to differentiate oneself in a competitive environment.
  • And so much more…

 

Resources:

Brian’s LinkedIn

Choice Hotels International

 

Podcast:

elevate your career

Summary:

In today’s episode of Elevate Your Career, Nicole is joined by Brian Kirkland, Chief Information Officer for Choice Hotels International.

During this conversation, you’ll discover the significance of mentorship and advocacy in career advancement, as Brian highlights how strong mentors and advocates can open doors and provide invaluable support. Get a glimpse into the importance of being proactive in your career, from obsoleting yourself in a current role to being ready for the next opportunity.

The conversation explores the role of networks in professional success, as well as the value of building a robust network of peers and industry leaders. Brian also reflects on the challenges of impostor syndrome and the need for self-belief and continuous learning.

This episode offers a fascinating look at the importance of effort, curiosity, and leveraging one’s network to achieve career goals.

Don’t miss another episode of the Elevate Your Career podcast. Leave a review and subscribe today!

 

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • The need for leaders to understand financials and engage with various departments to gain a comprehensive view of the business.
  • Why mentors and advocates are vital to career advancement, providing support, opening doors, and helping individuals find growth opportunities within an organization.
  • The importance of creating and nurturing a robust professional network for learning, support, and career advancement.
  • The concept of impostor syndrome, and how it can be mitigated by taking leaps of faith, recognizing one’s qualifications, and seeking mentorship.
  • The importance of taking initiative, filling gaps, and actively contributing to differentiate oneself in a competitive environment.
  • And so much more…

 

Resources:

Brian’s LinkedIn

Choice Hotels International

 

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