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Why Mentoring Matters

The purpose of this session to provide information on the importance of mentoring through Dennis Beale’s story about leading by example. Zoom Passcode sent upon registration.

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Why Mentoring Matters
Why Mentoring Matters


May 04, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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About the Event

CoLab Programming Presented by Northwestern Bank  


The purpose of this session to provide information on the importance of mentoring through Dennis Beale’s story about leading by example. Having grown up in a single parent household and faced with many obstacles along the way, Dennis lacked a father figure, personal guidance, integrity, spirituality, and the luxury of a “perfect” family. In August of 2020, he became a full-time entrepreneur working with Black and biracial youth because he saw need in our community that he felt marginalized people needed in order to create universal change.

Join us as Dennis shares his personal story of overcoming barriers to becoming a prominent entrepreneur and community advocate in the Chippewa Valley. Through success stories of others in Dennis’s network, we will also discuss the importance of mentoring and its impact, specifically in underrepresented communities. You will leave with best practices of effective mentorship so that if approached with the opportunity, you can be ready.

Key Takeaways

  1. Mentorship and its impact on underrepresented communities
  2. Best practices of effective mentorship
  3. Awareness of challenges faced by marginalized people, especially in business and entrepreneurship

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs who want to give back and make an impact in their community
  • Professionals looking to become more confident in being a mentor
  • Individuals & Organizations seeking to impact positive social change for marginalized communities

About our Presenter: Dennis K. Beale Jr. is a highly sought-after motivational speaker, trainer, coach, entrepreneur and mentor. He specializes in powerful keynote and motivational speeches, leadership development, talent management, and coaching services for both individuals and organizations. 

Dennis travels the country inspiring and encouraging youth to find their passion, execute their plans, and make decisions that will enhance and enrich their lives, both personally and professionally.

Through his motivational messages and the power of his personal story, Dennis has helped eradicate the fear of failure and rejections from the minds of students all over the country, empowering them to get clear on their purpose in life and chase their dreams. A Higher Education Administrator, mentor, coach, and advisor, Dennis’ story and passion have helped hundreds of individuals enhance their lives and reach their fullest potential.

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