Build Your Personal Board of Directors, with Lakimja Mattocks

In this inspiring episode, Brooke sits down with Lakimja Mattocks, a visionary in the field of equity and learning. Lakimja, wearing multiple hats as Chief Equity and Learning Officer at Nonprofit NY and Fundraising Consultant at Cause Effective, delves into the concept of a personal board of directors. This unique approach to professional and personal growth is something every leader and aspiring leader should hear about. Discover how to structure a network that supports and sustains you throughout your career journey, blending both personal experiences and practical advice.

What Listeners Will Learn:

  1. Concept of a Personal Board of Directors: Understand the what and why behind this powerful support network.
  2. Creating Structured Networks: Learn strategies for building professional and personal support systems.
  3. Lakimja’s Personal Journey: Gain insights from Lakimja’s own experiences in developing and benefiting from her personal board.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the role and benefits of a personal board of directors.
  • Tips for establishing and maintaining a network of support and accountability.
  • Insights into Lakimja Mattocks’ approach to professional development.
  • The importance of structured networks in career growth and resilience.
  • Strategies for effectively balancing personal and professional support systems.

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Identify Potential Board Members: Determine who in your network can provide diverse and valuable perspectives.
  2. Establish the Board: Formalize your personal board of directors with clear roles and expectations.
  3. Regular Engagement: Set up periodic meetings or check-ins with your board members.
  4. Seek and Provide Feedback: Use your board as a sounding board for decisions and challenges.
  5. Nurture Relationships: Continuously invest in and value the relationships within your board.

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