Creating and maintaining great relationships is one of the best parts of the human experience, both personally and professionally – and that’s exactly why mentoring should be on everybody’s radar. Whether you’re a mentor or a mentee, mentoring can foster special relationships that lead to growth, development and empowerment. In this podcast, we chat to Julie Meyer, founder of Eat Well Global, about the key role mentoring has played in her career, why she believes she could have gotten further much faster if she tapped into the power of mentoring sooner and her experiences on both sides of the mentoring fence.
Julie Meyer, RDN, leads Eat Well Global, Inc. (EWG), and merges strategic food and nutrition communications with global expertise. EWG ignites change in consumer behavior through stakeholder engagement on behalf of its global food and nutrition clients. From multinational food companies to commodities to start-ups to global health organizations, EWG’s 360-degree insights analysis drives strategic planning and multi-platform engagement with diverse stakeholders from health care professionals to internal audiences to investor communities. EWG takes a client-centric position, driven by its mission to empower food’s greatest change agents to make good nutrition good business. EWG’s global reach includes dual headquarters of New York and Amsterdam, with local teams operating all over the world.
In this episode, we discuss:
Julie’s experiences with mentoring
How to find the right match in a mentor
Tips for a successful mentor-mentee relationship
Why mentees need to be self-directing – and do their homework!
The valuable transitions that can happen in mentoring relationships