EARLY-CAREER MENTORING

Executives and departmental leaders find themselves navigating complex and ever-changing environments regularly. These days, it feels like pivoting on the hour. Our Early-Career Mentoring is tailored to the organization's needs and customized based on the experience level of the individual.

Access to an experienced and trustworthy advisor is not only about developing a relationship with someone who intimately understands the challenges faced by any leader. It's about building a relationship with a partner who helps you find solutions focused on strengthening, inspiring, and empowering you, your people, and the organization you represent.

Executive Directors

Many early-career executives have demonstrated their potential to be a great leader. Often, these executives need mentoring to develop their skills to know how to face new challenges and opportunities.

At Nave Strategies, we will provide the individual attention the executive needs to develop faster than they would on their own. Our mentoring is a catalyst to your executive realizing their full potential while also rounding out the team's skill set that the manager leads and increasing capacity.


Executive Leadership Mentoring is for the recently advanced executive who is looking for an industry expert who can guide them and their team through successfully implementing immediate and longer-term plans.

What to expect

  • The work plan and goals are jointly created based on specific needs and opportunities. 

  • Focus on narrowing the “first-year” learning curve around: leading a team, budgeting, staff structure, and board relations.

  • Data analysis as needed.

Development and Marketing Leaders

Most managers have hired staff who show a lot of potential but sometimes lack specific skills. These staff need mentoring to realize their full potential through training focused on best practices.

At Nave Strategies, we will provide the individual attention your staff needs to develop further faster than they would on their own. This realizes the full potential of your new staff while also rounding out the skill set of the team the manager leads.

Departmental Leadership Mentoring is for the early-career or recently advanced development or marketing leader who would benefit from a professional mentor relationship and opportunities to hone necessary skills and learn best practices.

What to expect

  • The departmental leader, executive director and Nave Strategies jointly create a work plan and goals based on specific needs and opportunities.

  • Focus on honing critical skills like: leading a team, budgeting, and resource management, and best practices.

  • Data analysis as needed.