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.

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Garrett Mintz

Garrett Mintz

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.

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