Have you been procrastinating on whether to join a mentorship program 🤷 ? You have been praying for a sign or for a motivation booster for you to take the first step . Perhaps these inspiring quotes by our mentors at ADPList are just what you needed fellas!
Take the quotes with you by pasting them on your wall (besides your favorite rockstar band or K-pop group), replace your laptop screen background with a quote, or save them as your audio mantra-on repeat. If these suggestions are too ‘aggressive’, a reflection on one of these quotes would be fine too 😁.
Amy Yeong 🇸🇬
Lead Design Researcher at Singapore Press Holdings:
"My goal for each mentoring session is to provide my mentee with greater clarity. In the process, I've learned that mentorship is a two-way street. Even as I share my knowledge and experiences with others, I too learn from them and grow in my understanding of my craft."
Soham Sinha 🇮🇳
Sr. Interaction Designer at Airmeet:
“I think it's a way to give back to the community, in whichever earlier steps you felt the need of guidance be the north star for your mentees when they are facing the same. A mentor's job is to see and bring out the best out of their mentees.
Jarell Alvarez 🇨🇦
Product Designer & Community Founder at Copperleaf:
"I was lost when I started out but it's never too late to ask for help.As someone who's had some experience in the industry, my younger self still feels lost in this big ocean. Even if our circumstances aren't ideal, we all need a little arrow to show us if we're hitting our target or not."
Frankie Kastenbaum 🇺🇸
Experience Designer at Adobe :
“For me Mentorship means providing a helping hand or listening ear for others who are trying to find their design voice. It’s my chance to be the person I wish I had when I was breaking into the industry.”
Pablo Zarate 🇦🇷
Currently Design Leader at Banco Galicia:
“Personally, mentorship for me is an opportunity to give something back to the community. Being a creative professional is hard, and that's why we need people with experience that can help us separate the signal from the noise.”
Roberta Lingnau De Oliveira 🇧🇷
Senior Squad Leader | Project Manager at Dextra:
“I believe in something called Life Spiral: we often encounter the same challenges, hopefully from different vantage points. A mentor-mentee relationship makes it possible to have an increasingly wider comfort zone once we are at a crossroads. In the physics of the quest, the better path will present itself to you, and a mentor has the power to make you feel comfortable by saying yes to adventure.”
Arpita Dhir 🇮🇳
Design Lead at ADPList.org:
“Mentorship for me is the best way to learn while you help others grow. I have also become more empathetic, a better listener, and a better problem solver. All thanks to mentorship. It’s one of the best things that happened to me.”
Cami Travis Groves 🇺🇸
Owner at Camiimac:
"Fear and love cannot occupy the same space at the same time. The more you choose to operate from a base of love -- and it's very much a choice, day-to-day, moment-to-moment -- the further away from fear you get. Choose to love yourself, and a whole world of possibilities opens up."
Ann Criqui 🇺🇸
Director of User Experience at Flatirons Solutions:
"It’s of the utmost importance to be able to articulate the contributions you’re making in the language of the business. This could come in the form of changing the way you talk about the rationale for some iterative updates, or could broadly apply to understanding how you impact the business and the value you drive."
Michael Szeto 🇳🇿
Product Designer at Timely:
“I was lucky to have mentors giving me great advice to help develop my career. ADPList is providing that same mentorship I received to designers on a global scale with amazing online group sessions and a mass pool of talented design mentors to connect with and learn from. I joined ADPList to help make a difference for designers like my mentors did for me, and if you're not on this platform you're missing out.”
Chris Adolphus 🇳🇬
Design Lead at Chaka
"Mentorship to me means an opportunity and privilege to directly impact the career and life of someone positively.
Thanks to our mentors; Amy Yeong, Soham Sinha, Jarell Alvarez, Frankie Kastenbaum, Pablo Zarate, Roberta Lingnau De Oliveira, Arpita Dhir, Cami Travis Grove, Ann Criqui, Michael Szeto, and Chris Adolphus for sharing their thoughts on the value of mentorship.
Want to know more about the benefits of mentoring programs? Click here and get in touch with our global mentors for insightful mentoring sessions!
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