NEXUS has provided me a meaningful distraction from the urgent, high pressure routine of the normal workweek. It’s a meaningful distraction because it’s an opportunity to step outside of yourself, to focus on sharpening your skills, network, etc., but do so in an environment where you have a real opportunity to make an impact through the mentoring relationship.
NEXUS delivered on all the promises that drew me to the program in the first place. The combination of speakers, retreats, readings, service projects and one-on-one time with my protégé has made for a robust learning experience. Additionally, the 9 month time frame gave me the opportunity to integrate the learnings into my career and life.
Through NEXUS, I realized just how much I could gain from a formal mentoring relationship. My mentor was an amazing resource for me during our year together, and she continues to be someone I turn to for wisdom and encouragement today. Participating in NEXUS also opened my eyes to the many great things going on in our city and made me excited to be a part of what’s happening here.
NEXUS has been a great experience in meeting other professionals whose path I may not otherwise cross. It has been a wonderful way to familiarize myself with others that are focused on improving Memphis in their respective areas of focus.
The opportunity to discuss career and personal development topics with my protege was enriching because it forced me to reexamine and act on my own goals while helping him chart his course for the next few years.
My Nexus experience was a tremendous way to get to know fantastic people committed to doing great things in Memphis. Layne Mcguire, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2013 Senior Manager-Financial Institutions Practice Leader, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
NEXUS matters. Mentors matter. Protégés matter. Members of the NEXUS Network matter. Memphis matters. Since March, we have learned to appreciate what’s important and assess what really matters. We have seen now more than ever how strong the NEXUS Network is and how the relationships our protégés and mentors are building really matter. As we began to plan for the NEXUS Class of 2021, the NEXUS Board of Directors has... Read More
In October, the NEXUS Class of 2021 hosted a panel of Memphis leaders that had a candid conversation about “Diversity and Inclusion in Memphis”. The Panelist included Corbin Carpenter, Owner & Managing Member, Carpenter Law; Leslie Coleman, Global Director, Diversity and Inclusion, International Paper; Terri Lee Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum, George Robertson, Senior Pastor at Second Presbyterian Church and Jose Velasquez, Co-Founder and Managing Member at... Read More
The NEXUS Class of 2021 hosted the first, successful, in-person, session on September 10 with speakers James Armfield, New Memphis and NEXUS CONNECT & Larry Jensen, Chairman of Commercial Advisors, LLC. sharing on the topic of “MEMPHIS”. NEXUS begins each class with this informative presentation which gives leaders a better understanding about Memphis, our history, and our future. We believe that you must know our city to effectively lead our... Read More
Back together again! Members of the NEXUS Network welcomed the Class of 2021 at the Orientation event on Saturday August 22. The event provided an opportunity for mentors and proteges to come together in a safe meeting environment. The NEXUS Orientation kicks off the NEXUS experience and gives Mentors and Protégés an opportunity to connect with fellow class participants, learn more about individual strengths and Emotional Intelligence, and training to... Read More
The health and safety for members of the NEXUS Network is the utmost importance to NEXUS. With the COVID-19 pandemic and with regards to the CDC’s recent recommendations, NEXUS has reshaped how events may look. I encourage you to reach out to your NEXUS Network during this uncertain time. NEXUS would like to thank the first responders, delivery drivers, grocery store workers and all of those who have led and... Read More
NEXUS Board Chairman and NEXUS Mentor Bathsheba Sams and NEXUS Protege, Class of 2017 Brooke Jones recently participated on a panel facilitated by Heather Hunt, NEXUS Director on Mentoring and the Mentor/Protege Relationship at the Junior League of Memphis Women’s Summit. Read More
Special thanks to cityCurrent for featuring NEXUS in the Commercial Appeal’s Giving Back Column. To read more CLICK HERE. Read More
The NEXUS IN MOTION event offered members of the NEXUS Network the opportunity to network, take-aways from table discussions, and to be inspired by a leader like Jennie Robbins, CFO at the Church Health. Ms. Robbins spoke on of the topic of “Dreaming as a Leader”. Special thanks to those table leaders who share about important topics: JAMES ARMFIELD – PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO YOUR TEAM OLIVIA HAMMOND – TRANSITIONING CAREERS... Read More
Members of the NEXUS Class of 2020 volunteered with STS Enterprise. NEXUS participants conducted mock business interviews with high school and college students at the University of Memphis. Read More
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