A Complete Guide to Effective Mentoring with Andy Lopata

There’s clear research demonstrating that professionals who are mentored out-earn and outperform those who are not. They also have greater satisfaction and lower rates of burnout. However, only a little over one-third of professionals have a mentor. I spoke with Andy Lopata about this valuable topic. 

Andy is a specialist speaker on professional relationships, mentoring, networking and social media strategy. He has worked in the field of networking and professional relationships for 25 years, working with global giants such as Paypal, GSK, AstraZeneca, HSBC, the BBC, and more, as well as with leading universities.

He has written or co-authored six books on networking and professional relationships, with his sixth book, The Financial Times Guide to Mentoring, co-authored with Ruth Gotian, being published in Spring 2024. 

Our conversation covers:
About today’s guest
Andy Lopata is a firm believer that professional relationships underpin our success in our business, our roles and our careers. The right relationships with the right people can lead to new business opportunities, investment, collaborative working, innovation and career progress. We just need to be comfortable approaching those relationships strategically, without making people feel ‘networked’ by us.

Andy has worked in the field of networking and professional relationships for 25 years, working with global giants such as Paypal, GSK, AstraZeneca, Wella, HSBC, Wembley Stadium, the BBC, the Prime Minister’s Office of the UAE and many more in that time. He has worked with leading universities including NYU, Duke University and Oxford University’s Said Business School.

A regular blogger for Psychology Today, Andy has been quoted in The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian as well as many other national and regional newspapers and magazines worldwide. Connect with him on social media:
About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossromano 

I also host Sideline Sessions, a podcast for coaches and parents of student-athletes. The show features conversations with coaches and performance experts in the NFL, NBA, NCAA, Olympics, and more. Listen here: https://bit.ly/3Rp0QGt 

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Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Andy Lopata
Andy Lopata
Speaker, podcast host & author on professional relationships. New book - FT Guide to Mentoring. Long suffering Addick. @AnnaFiorentini Foundation Ambassador.
A Complete Guide to Effective Mentoring with Andy Lopata