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Workplace mentors coach and inspire colleagues

Whether it's over a casual lunch or a telephone conversation, the mentoring Dwinette offers to Lisa helps her grow professionally.

April 24, 2017

Lisa Bacchas: Mentors are a great resource for learning about the different dynamics at the company. Mentors also provide a different perspective based on their experiences to help mold you professionally and mentally.

Mentor: Dwinette Johnson, Senior Counsel, Contracts, Otis Mentee: Lisa Bacchas, Specialist, Maintenance Billing, Otis A Great Resource Question: Why do you think it's important to have a mentor in the workplace? Lisa Bacchas: Mentors are a great resource for learning about the different dynamics at the company. Mentors also provide a different perspective based on their experiences to help mold you professionally and mentally. Question: If you could pick any celebrity to be your mentor, who would it be and why? Lisa Bacchas: Alicia Keys. She believes in empowering women and encourages them to be the best person they can be. She is also an advocate for women’s rights and demonstrates that all women have a voice. Question: What is your advice to other employees who are considering mentoring? Dwinette E. Johnson: Do it! The biggest misconception about mentoring is that you have all the answers. You may not have all the answers but you can help guide your mentee to find a solution. Be willing to share your personal experience. National Volunteer Week United Technologies