This week I’m talking with Lakimja Mattocks, Chief Equity and Learning Officer at Nonprofit NY, Fundraising Consultant at Cause Effective, and visionary, powerful leadership coach.
This conversation has a different origin than some of the others on this podcast – I was inspired by a very specific event. Lakimja posted on LinkedIn about what she calls her personal board of directors. We talk a bunch about this in the conversation, so I won’t go too deeply into that here, but what I will say is that she wrote with such passion and joy about having this network of people to support and sustain her along her professional journey, that I was moved, inspired, and really interested in pulling back the curtain on the how.
As many of you may have heard me speak or write about in the past, I often reference how important I think it is to build structured networks of support and accountability as professionals. I’ve talked about peer coaching and Masterminds, and Lakimja talks about a related but subtly different – and more expansive – strategy for structuring a network of professional and personal support.
This is exactly the kind of conversation that the Virgo in me loves – a great mix of personal and practical!