Testimonials

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.

Shad D. WilliamsContent - NEXUS Mentor and President and CEO, sergemd

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.

Carey FolkContent - NEXUS Mentor and Principal, New Country Executive Coaching

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.

Julie BlairContent - NEXUS Protégé and Principal Medical Writer, Medtronic

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.

Mark H. YancyContent - NEXUS Protégé, Major Gifts Coordinator / Methodist Healthcare Foundation

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.

Blake ElliottContent - Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Regions Bank

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

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Video Testimonials

Jan Mitchell, NEXUS Protégé
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NEXUS Protege/Mentor-Jill & Hayley
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NEXUS protege Amy Strickland talks about her experience in the class of 2019.
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Bethany McRae, NEXUS protege talks about her experience.
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Miska Bibbs
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Kem Wilson
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Sandy Willson
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Jeb Fields
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Announcements

  • Lauren Ready Speaks at NEXUS

    “You can be a leader no matter your title or position in a company.” -Lauren Ready The NEXUS Class of 2022 learned from Lauren Ready, Owner & Principal Storyteller of Forever Ready Productions at the October session. Lauren shared from her personal experiences about leading and building. Read More
  • NEXUS Learns About All Things Memphis

    James Armfield did an excellent job providing a better understanding of our city at the September NEXUS Session. You must know our city to lead our city. Memphis has many moments that matter for each of us. The Class of 2022 listened to a presentation about the history of Memphis and the positive attributes of our city. Participants were motivated about Memphis and challenged to lead within our city. Read More
  • New NEXUS Class – Class of 2022

    The Class of 2022 began their NEXUS experience on August 21 with an in-person NEXUS Orientation event. The successful event provided an opportunity for Mentors and Proteges to come together in a safe meeting environment. The Class of 2022 connected with fellow class participants, learned about individual strengths, and participated in mentor training. The impact of the Mentor/Protégé relationship and the interactive, teaching lessons from key Memphis leaders paired with... Read More
  • 1000 NEXUS Leaders

    NEXUS has now trained over 1000 principle-centered leaders equipped to lead our city. In May, the NEXUS Class of 2021 graduated; NEXUS was successful in providing an engaging and meaningful experience amidst a pandemic. Read More
  • Committed NEXUS Board of Directors

    The NEXUS Board of Directors recently hosted their annual Board Retreat. The leaders of NEXUS are more committed than ever. With COVID-19 changing the way NEXUS has looked this past year; Board members discussed and planned for upcoming NEXUS classes. Read More
  • Learning About LinkedIN

    NEXUS recently hosted a Workshop focused on “All Things LinkedIn”. This workshop included how to build your personal brand, networking tips, and we heard how corporations utilize LinkedIn for recruiting. We are that Gracie Leathers, Senior Executive Assistant at Mahaffey USA; Tracie Montgomery, Division Lead, Talent Partner, Talent Acquisition and Talent Advancement, US Electrification Business ABB, Inc; and Kerra Saine, Business Talent Partner, US Supply Chain and Procurement for Smith... Read More
  • NEXUS volunteers with Advance Memphis

    Members of the NEXUS Class of 2021 volunteered at the Advance Memphis warehouse. Volunteers helped paint, organize, and clean the warehouse to help maximize their daily operations. Read More
  • NEXUS has a Candid Conversation About D&I in Memphis

    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
  • Statement from NEXUS about COVID-19

    The health and safety for members of the NEXUS Network is the utmost importance to NEXUS. NEXUS will continue to monitor the environment and follow all recommendations made by the Shelby County Health Department. NEXUS would like to continue to thank the first responders, delivery drivers, grocery store workers and all who continue to make a difference. Read More
  • NEXUS Shares About Mentoring

    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

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