Valley Young Professionals (VYP) were paired with local business leaders for discussions about workplace success and career advancement at the recent 5th annual VYP Mentor Breakfast in Phoenix.
VYP members shared insights about what makes a good mentor and what a young professional should look for when seeking a mentor.
Alexia Sheridan of National Residential Mortgage said a good mentor is patient and takes time to really listen to those who need help. She said that active listening is also the best way to know how to truly help an up-and-coming professional.
"I had a great time at the breakfast," Sheridan said. "Not only did I have an opportunity to network and learn from a knowledgeable professional in my field, but I also met peers with whom I have a lot in common and can share ideas with."
Adam McAnally from Salt River Project said it was wonderful to get to sit down with some of the most impressive business leaders in Arizona from a variety of industries to discuss a common mission, the success of young professionals and how that will drive the success of the community in the years to come.
The Valley Young Professionals, a program of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, is for up-and-coming young professionals in the Valley ages 25-39.