Although I was very excited to begin this program, I can say that there was a certain degree of skepticism and apprehension when it came to meeting my Peer-Mentor for our first 1-on-1 session. Not only are we from two different organizations, and two different work environments, but honestly from two different fields. My career has largely been focused on Training/Development, with a strong tie to the HR field, while my Peer-Mentor has had a long career in HR Management.
To say that our initial meeting/work session was a success would be an understatement. We were able to connect on multiple topics and the communication was very fluid and relaxed. I truly believe that we will both value significantly from this networking opportunity and I look forward to our next few sessions.