Move Farther in Today's Competitive Professional Climate

Don't let mentors and sponsors remain an elusive, missing piece of the puzzle in your career

Mentors and sponsors are critical to your career development; they can help you achieve your professional goals faster and easier than you'd be able to do on your own.

Studies show that professionals who have mentors and sponsors find their work to be more enjoyable, experience a faster rate of promotion, have higher salaries, have more opportunities that come their way, and enjoy greater personal and professional development. They know their worth, can articulate it with confidence, and know what they want to achieve next. Yet, why do so few professionals leverage these connections in their careers?


In this course, How to Find Mentors, Sponsors & Career Catalysts, I'll walk you through my roadmap for finding and connecting with potential mentors and sponsors and also share my tried and true tips for cultivating long-lasting relationships with these individuals. You'll be able to gain the confidence needed to reach out to these "career catalysts" so that you can tap into their social influence and finally make notable progress towards your long-standing career goals. By the end of this course, you'll know what you want in your career, who to contact, and how to build a relationship with a mentor or sponsor that lasts.  

Overcome the Roadblocks That Are Preventing You from Having More Impact & Influence in Your Career

This course will get you feeling excited about where you're headed next.

  • Video Discussions

    Never-before-seen online discussions in every unit featuring your host, JJ DiGeronimo.

  • Private Discussion Boards

    Ask questions, get feedback, and receive encouragement to get you off on a great start.

  • Additional Tools

    Gain instant access to PDF worksheets, MP3 audio files, and other resources.

"Over 77% of the women said they had heard the term ‘sponsorship’ before, but only 25.5% of our respondents said they had a sponsor." - Accenture & The Glass Hammer

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Is This for Me?

How to Find Mentors, Sponsors & Career Catalysts is designed to help you make notable progress towards your goals.

Inside this course, JJ DiGeronimo will guide you through understanding what you want in your career, who to contact, and how to build a relationship with a mentor or sponsor that lasts. This course is for you if you want to know...

  • The benefits of having a mentor or sponsor and what it can mean (and do!) for your professional career.

  • Ways that you can leverage your previous career milestones to help you align with future opportunities.

  • The most common roadblocks people have faced when trying to find the right career catalysts (and how to avoid them!)

  • Must-know steps that will help you align yourself with the right mentors and sponsors.

  • Easy ways to handle your fears of networking with people you don't fully know.

  • Tips for starting the conversation PLUS ideas and conversation starters to keep the conversation going long after your first meeting ends.

This 1 Single eCourse Could Have Years of Impact on Your Career

Learn simple yet effective strategies to help you tap into the power of mentors and sponsors so you can advance your career and achieve your professional goals with half the energy and time.

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How it Works

What to expect once you enroll.

This course is 100% self-paced and filled with written lectures, video lessons, worksheets, MP3 files, and private online discussion boards so that you can meet and engage with other participants. Upon registration, you’ll receive immediate access to the entire 6-unit course. You can go through the content on your own time and repeat the course as often as you’d like.

Curriculum

Here's what we'll cover inside this exclusive online course.

  • 1
    Introduction
    • Welcome
    • Aims for This Course
  • 2
    Unit 1: Why Mentors, Sponsors & Career Catalysts Are Critical to Your Career Goals
    • Introduction
    • Listen & Watch
    • Common Questions
    • Worksheet
    • MP3 Audio File
    • Additional Tools & Resources
  • 3
    Unit 2: Preparing for Future Mentors & Sponsors
    • Introduction
    • Listen & Watch
    • Common Questions
    • Worksheet
    • MP3 Audio File
    • Additional Tools & Resources
  • 4
    Unit 3: Identifying Potential Mentors & Sponsors
    • Introduction
    • Listen & Watch
    • Common Questions
    • Worksheet
    • MP3 Audio File
    • Additional Tools & Resources
  • 5
    Unit 4: Aligning with Your Mentors & Sponsors
    • Introduction
    • Listen & Watch
    • Common Questions
    • Worksheet
    • MP3 Audio File
    • Additional Tools & Resources
  • 6
    Wrap Up
    • Thanks for Joining Us
    • Share Your Thoughts

“I have already incorporated many of your tips into my everyday life... I appreciate your words of wisdom!” – Yvonne W.

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You Will Get…

Here’s what you can expect to find when you join us inside this exclusive eCourse:

  • The entire How to Find Mentors, Sponsors & Career Catalysts eCourse accessed from our easy-to-use learning platform that works on all devices, including your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

  • 24/7 access to learn on your own time, at your own pace from anywhere in the world. The course is delivered through “watch and learn” video lessons, written content, and downloadable worksheets designed to help you apply the new concepts you learn with ease.

  • 4 never-before-seen video lectures featuring Founder and President of Tech Savvy Women, JJ DiGeronimo.

  • 4 downloadable worksheet packets.

  • MP3 audio files to download and listen to when you're on the go or internet access is limited.

  • Access to meet new like-minded individuals and share your progress within the private online discussion boards located in each unit.
  • The program materials are yours to keep forever for individual use so you can come back and review the program at any time.

Meet the Instructor

Get to know the creative mind & strategist behind the course.

  • JJ DiGeronimo

    JJ DiGeronimo

    President & Founder of Tech Savvy Women

    JJ DiGeronimo is an executive strategist, author, and speaker who designs programs to advance women and consults senior executives on strategies to retain, attract and advance women in the workplace. Through her keynotes, articles, and executive sessions, JJ shares effective strategies with women’s leadership groups across the country and in many organizations including Amazon, Dealer Tire, Ingram Micro, IBM, Microsoft, RIT, KeyBank, and Rockwell Automation. JJ began her career designing computer infrastructures for Fortune 500 companies after graduating with a computer information systems degree in 1995. Prior to her recent work, JJ had a 20-year career in high tech, positioning new technology solutions to CIOs where she advanced into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies including Accenture, Inktomi, and VMware. Recognized as a thought leader for women in tech and girls and STEM, JJ is also a featured columnist for Smart Business Magazine. Her work is featured in many publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Thrive Global. JJ includes these experiences — along with hours of research — in her award-winning book, "Accelerate Your Impact" which complements her 2011 book, “The Working Woman’s GPS.” She also hosts regular videos for professional women on her YouTube Channel, Tech Savvy Women TV.

Common Questions

Answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.

  • Why do I need a mentor or sponsor?

    The benefits of having a mentor or sponsor are yours for the taking! The right individual can give you perspective, insight, and even help you land more opportunities. In most cases, applying the strategies you’ll learn inside this eCourse will help you find a career catalyst who will help you gain critical skills, navigate through challenges at work, and act as a sounding board when you’re at a crossroads in your career. They can also help you help facilitate activates and connections for your future mobility.

  • Who is this course for?

    No matter the industry you work in or stage that you're at in your career, this course is for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively prepare for a sponsorship relationship, identify potential mentors and sponsors they can work with, and how to reach out and maintain a relationship with the career catalyst.

  • How long do I have access to this material?

    Once you enroll in this eCourse, you’ll have lifetime access. You can log in and access the material as many times as you’d like.

  • Is this fully a virtual discussion?

    Yes, this material is completely virtual — access it anytime, anywhere, on any device.

  • How much time will I need?

    We estimate that it will take the average individual a total of 6 hours to work their way through the entire course from start to finish. However, the course is broken down into four main units, so you could literally start implementing the new skills you learn that very same day.

  • What additional resources will I need to have?

    A computer or mobile device connected to WiFi... That's it! Having a piece of paper and a pen nearby to jot down notes would also be helpful but is not required.

  • Why do you emphasize “impact and Influence” and not a promotion or raise?

    The reason I always refer back to impact and influence is that I’ve learned through many different experiences that not all women want to go up. A lot of women are very happy in their current job but want to make a more meaningful impact in their existing role, community or industry as a whole.

Are You Ready to Have More Influence & Impact?

Learn the process of tapping into the power of professional mentors and sponsors, defining your desired level of impact, and outlining a path for how you can make it all happen.

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