Featured TRUST Member
Lynn Sontag is CEO/Owner at Menttium Corporation. Lynn joined the TRUST in 2018. As a woman-owned business with a long history of developing key talent through mentoring, Menttium has helped thousands of women step up into their true potential through the mentoring process. As Chief Executive Officer for Menttium (www.menttium.com), Lynn Sontag believes the right mentor can accelerate learning, increase confidence, and broaden perspective. Menttium’s process focuses on the whole person to help people thrive at work and in life.
Lynn leads the company in its vision to develop high quality mentoring systems for clients around the globe. With over 35 years of experience in organizational effectiveness, executive, management and supervisory development, Lynn has an in-depth understanding of corporate culture and leadership development.
Have you ever had a mentor?
I have been fortunate to have many mentors over the course of my career and life. All of them challenged my thinking, boosted my confidence and supported me when I failed. But more importantly, they helped me get past my fears to take risks and grab hold of the opportunity in front me.
Why did you join the TRUST?
I joined the TRUST for two reasons. First, I knew and admired several leaders of the TRUST. Many of them were Menttium mentors and one of them was a personal mentor for me. Second, my desire to have an impact in the health care arena. Over 60 percent of our clients are in health care and I have had extensive personal experience with the health care system. It is important to me that Menttium’s work is aligned other mission-driven organizations and the TRUST is certainly mission driven.
What keeps you involved as a TRUST member?
Pure and simple, the members! As I go to events and support the TRUST IMPACT Mentoring Program, I am always energized by their life stories and humbled by the challenges they have faced. At every event, I have found that people “show up” and are eager to share their gifts and talents with others.
How do you want to support other women in their leadership journey?
If women are going to advance in organizations, we need organizations to demonstrate their commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As we continue to innovate and evolve our programs, we are excited to pilot a new, cross-company mentoring program focused on women mentoring men to strengthen inclusive leadership capabilities. We believe that by women and men coming together to have courageous conversations on gender bias and participating in experiential learning, we can engage men to play an active role in being allies and advocates for gender parity.
Who or what inspires you?
My grandchildren! They are quick to assume positive intent, they rush to the aid of others and they love their grandma unconditionally. I learn from them every day and I am a better person because they give me hope for the future.
Any words of wisdom to live by?
You already have inside you what you need to be successful in life. Surround yourself with those who will support you in discovering the talents and gifts you have to share in this lifetime.
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