Mentoring Circle: Building your Personal Brand

Tuesday, 09 February 2021
18:00 - 19:00 GMT
OPEN to all

Mentoring Month at the Rising Network!

Open to all and Free to attend

This session will be on personal branding and how to build your narrative using self-reflection to develop your unique personal story

Your personal brand the most important asset you have control over as it makes you who you are. It is a power tool you can use to build credibility, visibility and to develop your career. It allows you to show your personality, gain trust, to be recognized as an expert in your field and to stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Your personal brand is built upon your values, goals, skills, passions and what you stand for. Being totally authentic, 100% and being true to yourself is an essential part of building your brand.

Have you branded yourself yet?

Book your place to attend this friendly and informal mentoring session with our mentors who will be ready to mentor you on how to build your personal brand.

What are Mentoring Circles?

The Rising Network Mentoring Circles offer a supportive peer to peer learning environment lead by mentors in each circle. Each mentoring circle will have a set theme so that mentees can come armed with questions to seek advice from both mentors and peers to collectively explore and discuss the issue – while being mentored and guided by someone who has knowledge and experience in personally overcoming that problem: the mentor.

Our Mentors:

  • Building Your Narrative with Amanda Hepton-Patchett, Communications Lead, Cambridge University
  • How to Lead with Impact and Authenticity with Lin Yue, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management 

How to book:

There is a charge for non members but its Mentoring Month, so it is open to all and FREE to attend. REGISTRATIONS CLOSES ON 9th February at 17:00 GMT

We have restricted numbers for each mentoring circle to ensure the effectiveness of each mentoring circle so we advise booking in advance to secure your place.

To become a member, sign up HERE.

About Amanda Hepton-Patchett – Amanda is a senior communications professional with over 25 years’ experience, including corporate communications, PR, marketing and advertising. She specialises in internal communications and employee engagement and has a particular interest in diversity and inclusion. She worked for 13 years at Cambridge University’s international exam group where she was Group Head of Internal Communications and Engagement before embarking on a career as an interim in 2018. Her interim roles include Director of Internal Communications for a major global pharmaceutical company and Comms Lead on a cultural change programme at Cambridge University.

After graduating with a joint honours degree in German and English, Amanda began her career as a personal assistant/co-ordinator before entering the world of Public Relations where she worked for several major agencies in London. Her most significant campaign was supporting the Wishing Well Appeal for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital for which she received a special commendation. She went on to establish a successful PR practice for a leading regional advertising agency. Here she built the function from scratch, working part-time and this earned her a seat on the management board which she combined successfully with raising a young family.

She then went on to work for a major personal lines insurance intermediary, again setting up their internal comms function. She joined as Corporate Communications Manager and left as Senior Internal Communications Manager before moving to the University exam group.

A strong believer in lifelong learning, Amanda went back to university later in life and did a Masters in TESOL and Applied Linguistics where she was the oldest in the class. She achieved a distinction, after studying on top of a full time job and with a two hour daily commute. She has also undertaken professional study and took the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) Internal Communication Diploma and now returns to teach other practitioners. She is an Accredited Member of the CIPR. In 2018 she became a qualified ILM Level 7 (Masters level) Executive Coach and Mentor.

About Lin Yue:

Lin Yue is an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in London. She is responsible for growing and managing key relationships across UK institutional investors.

As one of the most senior executives of mainland Chinese origin in the City of London, she has helped elevate women and ethnic minorities in the workplace. She inspired professionals to challenge stereotypes, and to strive for success as their authentic self.  She is a thought leader on Diversity&Inclusion, workplace cultures, and decoding differences between China and the West – her insights and speeches are widely sought for their unique perspectives, originality and passion.

Lin has been honoured on many occasions for her work. She was recognised as HERoes 100 Women Future Leaders List in 2020, as a top 5 Future Leaders for HERoes Women Role Model , on Brummell’s list as one of 50 most inspirational women in the City of London, one of the 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders by EMpower, and the winner of the “Excellence in Banking” award at the Chinese Business Leaders Awards.

A graduate of Experimental Psychology from Oxford University, Lin is also passionate about applying psychology at workplace and beyond and making life skills accessible to all.

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