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Client Profile – Isaac Wilson, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana

Isaac Wilson, Goodwill

Isaac Wilson, Goodwill

Goodwill has been a part of the mentoring program for over a year and have made some excellent connections with their mentors and mentees. We reached out to Isaac Wilson to get his input on the Goodwill mentoring program. Isaac is the Manager of Learning & Development at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. He seeks to develop and implement a strategic vision for organizational learning. He administrates and creates e-learning, facilitate classes—including a 9-month leadership course—and does whatever else is necessary to foster an org-wide culture of growing, insatiable learners.

 

 

DTS: WHY DID YOUR COMPANY DECIDE TO OFFER THE TALENT NEXUS CUSTOM MENTORING PROGRAM TO YOUR EMPLOYEES?

IW: We saw the value in mentoring. We saw where knowing the right people was helpful and wanted new employees to be able to find those connections as well.

 

DTS: WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

IW: Great! As an administrator I’ve found the program easy to work with. As a mentor it’s been easy to get tips from the auto messaging. Overall the feedback I’ve heard has been positive, especially from those who have actively participated. They’ve enjoyed it.

 

DTS: WHAT SUCCESSES HAVE YOU HAD WITH THE PROGRAM?

IW: One person, through their mentoring relationship, transferred to job they wanted; they used the program to propel their career.

 

DTS: WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR FAVORITE STORIES OF CONNECTIONS MADE THROUGH THE PROGRAM?

IW: A pair in the program, a mentor and a mentee, talked about what they learned from each other. The mentee learned what the organization did on a larger scope, and the mentor, a vice president, got to see day-to-day encounters. It was interesting to see how these new perspectives changed their work.

 

DTS: HAVE YOU HAD PERSONAL SUCCESSES WITH THE PROGRAM YOU WISH TO SHARE?

IW: I’ve mentored two individuals. It felt great paying it forward.

 

At Diverse Talent Strategies, we offer mentoring programs and resources for both individuals and companies.  To learn, more, contact us today.

Alison Martin-Books

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Alison Martin-Books is the Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Diverse Talent Strategies, a family of brands offering turn-key solutions for mentoring, women’s leadership initiatives, and recruitment. With roughly 15 years in nonprofit work, Martin-Books has a passion for doing work that makes a difference in the lives of others. After serving as Executive Director at two different national nonprofit organizations, her commitment to her passion for developing female talent led her launch Mentoring Women’s Network. In her role, Martin-Books acts as a liaison to a national committee responsible for the leadership development content for the organization and consults with corporations on the development and strategy aligned with initiatives for emerging female leaders. She is also the author of the book, “Landing on My Feet: Learning to Lead Through Mentoring” and speaks regularly on behalf of the organization

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