Jess Kessler is the Head of Content and Creator Marketing for Audible. As a creative and data-driven marketer with 15+ years of experience, she has led and managed across companies and platforms including Cinedigm Digital and Nickelodeon. She is also a published journalist, mentor, mentee, loyal Miami Hurricane, and mom of two.
Ashley Walsh-Lopez is a Paid Search Manager at Reprise Digital. She has worked with communications teams on local, state, and national elections as well as with data-based optimizations across digital media suites. She has a BA in Political Science from Eckerd College.
The best kind of mentorship is a win for both parties. As a mentor, you get to give back in ways that reflect the values you care about most. And as a mentee, you get to benefit from another’s hard-won knowledge in the creative industry. But as you move through the mentorship process, it turns out there’s space for both of you to do some learning along the way.
In this episode of Real Creative Leadership, real-life mentor/mentee Jess Kessler of Audible and Ashley Walsh-Lopez of Reprise Digital talk to us about how asking the right questions, listening intently, and having ongoing flexibility made their mentorship a meaningful — and enjoyable — experience.
Listen now to learn more about the give and take of a successful mentoring relationship.
Watch this episode to discover:
- Where to look for mentor/mentee opportunities
- What kind of groundwork can help you in your role
- The intangible benefits of a mentoring relationship
- How to make a mentorship the right level of personal