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The Introverted Executive Podcast is focused on helping Introverted women working within large organizations, rise to senior leadership -- WITHOUT networking. If you're tired of feeling overlooked and underestimated while you make it all happen behind the scenes, this is the podcast for you!

Apr 2, 2018

Show Notes for Genuine Driven Women Episode #12

This is Episode #12 and on today’s show we are going to talk about Finding a mentor and Becoming a mentor for others.

Before we get started, a few of our listeners have reached out to us and let us know they love what we are doing.   Some people have asked us how they can help us grow and succeed in our mission. The absolute best thing you can do if you think this show has meaning and if it has inspired you, is to go to iTunes and take a minute to write a review.  I have put a link in the show notes if you want to type a review. (Link to GDW in iTunes) Or simply share our podcasts via your social media accounts.

ADALIDA: We’d like to thank Jessthespawarrior  for a 5 STAR review we received via iTunes.  ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.   

"I love this podcast!  I’ve known Tami for a long time and I can honestly say that she is a driven women who relates well to women in many different career fields."


Finding a Mentor or Becoming a Mentor

 What is a mentor?   The definition of a mentor is an experienced and trusted adviser or an experienced person in a company, college, or school who trains and counsels employees or students.  

A mentor can either be a formal relationship where a school or a company may actually “assign” you a mentor,

or it may be more informal where you simply consider someone your mentor, though it may never have been actually discussed. It can also be anywhere between those examples in the level of formality.  A mentor is different than a “role model.”  A Role model could be someone you never even met, or perhaps even a fictional character that you read about in a book, someone who you look up to or strive to grow to have similar skill sets or accomplishments.

A mentor should be a real person, who you have met and do respect.   A mentor is someone who you have the ability to talk to, ask questions of, and they willingly provide advice and counsel to you.

Why do we need a mentor?

Even if you are a genuine driven woman, it may be hard to see where you need to improve.  A mentor will give you the feedback on where you might grow so that you can go further along the path toward your goal.

Assuming the mentor is a formal relationship agreed upon by both parties at an organization, the mentor’s experience in the company may help you avoid mistakes and focus your efforts on a path that is good for both you and the organization

This will likely lead to upward mobility and open up options that you have not yet considered for yourself.


 Adalida:  Time Machine:  

In this segment each week we will give a few points about women that have accomplished a lot! We also will discuss a bit about what was happening to women during the time periods. Someone we think you would like to know more about is:

Florence Nightingale


Inspirational Quote of the Week:

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally.’”

-Hillary Clinton

  • Something my mom taught me while I was growing up was to allow others critics and to not be hurt by them. Look at it as a way to better yourself, which will eventually lead you to the best you that you can be. It took me a while to realize that what she was saying was beneficial, but now that I do recognize it, I have improved on myself a lot. I’ve allowed others to give me their thoughts and opinions and used those to work on myself for the better, and to not take it personally as I have before.


Book Review:

Genuine driven women read lots of books!  We’ll make sure to recommend a book each week that will inspire you or help you on your journey to success!

This week’s book is:

The Well Spoken Woman  By Christine K. Jahnke

If you’d like to buy this book in any format, including the audiobook version for less than $10.00, click this link:

We genuinely Want to know! (Listener questions and feedback)

This is the section where you ask questions, let us know what’s on your mind or just say hello!  

Are you driven to succeed? Email us at or call us at (724) DRIVEN-2 or  (724) 374-8362 and leave a voice message. We’ll use your voicemails on a future podcast!



  • Florence Nightingale: