Good Morning, HR
Good Morning, HR
Jan 13, 2022
Workplace Mentorships
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Coffey discusses workplace mentor relationships with Garrett Mintz, a drug dealer-turned-business leader who works with companies to build their culture.

They discuss the impact of mentors in Garrett’s life; his unique definition of “mentor”; what industrial psychology reveals about how to create effective mentor relationships; why mentor relationships based on hierarchies are often ineffective; how to create horizontal mentorships across an organization; the importance of work-orientation alignment in mentorships; how to share feedback in a constructive way; and how to create effective mentorships that promote employee engagement in remote workplaces.

About our Guest:

Garrett Mintz is the founder of Ambition In Motion, a company that helps build company culture through connection. From drug dealer to CEO, Garrett leveraged the mentors who helped him at his lowest point learn the power of what having someone see something in you that you don't quite see in yourself. He now applies those lessons by facilitating horizontal mentorship within companies, connecting executives together in mastermind groups, and leveraging employee feedback to improve manager performance through the AIM Insights Tool.

Garrett can be contacted at or 219-776-9153.

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About Mike Coffey:
Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.

In 1999, he founded Imperative, a background investigations firm helping risk-averse companies make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business.

Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver & Household Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies.

Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year.

Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work in Texas list and has been named the Texas Association of Business’ small business of the year.

Mike is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and volunteers with the SHRM Texas State Council.

Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize why many mentor relationships are not effective.
2. Understand the strengths of horizontal mentorship relationships across an organization.
3. Create effective mentorship programs that improve employee engagement.

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