Mentoring

Every major step forward in my life so far has been inspired and encouraged by the mentors I’ve been fortunate enough to have. I believe that hopes, dreams, and advice are best shared in ongoing, personal relationships, and it’s important to me to make myself available as a mentor to others. I’m practicing the blue pencil approach, daily.

I’ve had so many great experiences in my life, and I’d love to share them if you’re considering pursuing a similar path.

  • Community building. I like community — online, offline, around the neighborhood. (See here.)
  • Education: Academia → Startups. I’m finishing a Master of Social Sciences degree at the University of Colorado Denver. I’m currently working on an interdisciplinary thesis. Several years ago when plotting what I’d do after grad school, I worried I’d never find the intellectual curiosity that I so loved about higher ed (and assumed I’d work in higher ed)… until I found the tech startup community. Intellectual curiosity (and experimenting/doing!) abounds.
  • Experience: Marketing → Biz Dev. I manage partnerships & sponsorships at Techstars. I get to help tech entrepreneurs every single day. I transitioned to this business development-oriented role after 12 years in b2b marketing.

If you’d like to work together, you can write me a letter responding to the questions below; I’ll write back to all letters I receive in this way within two weeks no matter what. In response to the most exceptional letters, I’ll propose further correspondence—and in certain cases, an ongoing mentoring relationship.

  1. Tell me about yourself. How did you become who you are, and who do you want to become?
  2. What do you hope to gain from our mentoring relationship?
  3. What’s the best thing you’ve read, watched, or listened to lately?

Add links to any profiles or projects you’re proud of, and send it all to: cali@caligater.com.

I look forward to learning together!

 

Part of a distributed mentoring movement.