A sponsor is someone willing to advocate for you and use his or her influence to move your career forward within an organization. Someone willing to put their credibility and reputation on the line while bringing your name up in those high-level talent development discussions that take place behind closed doors.

Join Laura and Mark on episode 14 to learn about the difference between mentorship and sponsorship, the 3 behaviors of leading on purpose, how to differentiate potential and talent, and hold people to high standard performance.
Additionally, if you’re looking for a sponsor, learn what you need to make sure you’re a good sponsee and what you should expect from that relationship.

Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 13 where Laura talks about intentional self-reflection, then go back and check it out!

In this episode, we cover:
-What it means to lead on purpose.
-Mentorship vs sponsorship.
-What sponsorship looks like.
-Driving diversity and inclusion in leadership.
-How to have intentional conversations to develop others.
-What to do when your sponsor leaves the organization.

Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Visit Mark’s website and download the free How to Be An Epic Lead on Purpose Sponsor Guidesheet.
-Find your Free Values Worksheet HERE.

Connect with Laura:
-Follow The Catch Group on LinkedIn.
-Follow the show on Instagram @thecatchgroup.
-Enjoying what you hear? Follow and leave a review HERE.

More about Mark:

Mark Benton is Vice President of Talent Management & Development with McKesson Corporation. In this role, he identifies simple, yet effective ways to accelerate the development of current and future leaders.

With over 26 years in the HR/Talent space, Mark has a reputation of balancing straight talk with humor and empathy and has used this approach to partner with hundreds of leaders at all levels, across multiple industries and geographies to successfully link business strategy to people-focused solutions.

Outside of his day job, Mark spends time as an executive coach and public speaker where he engages leaders in meaningful dialogue around lead on purpose™, his framework for impactful leadership. Mark lives in Plano, Texas with his wife and their two sons.

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