I’m Sherry Clayton and thanks for visiting my blog. I am a strong believer in putting ideas into action and becomming a better citizen through invidiual accountability, collective action, self-awareness and growth.
This site is primarily dedicated to articles and interviews on leadership, networking, professional developmet and mentoring. I expect that it will continue to evolve as I delve deeper into my interest and those of other people I interview.
People are intriguing. Especially their personal histories, talents and aspirations. I post articles on various topics but the interview series is my favorite. Ultimately, I would like to post an interview every week. Tune back next week to see who will be featured.
I post every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and sometimes on Friday. See the most recent posts.
The executive interview series was started as a result of articles I was creating for the Professional Development committee within YWCA Chicago Associate’s Board. My goal is to share the lessons learned, guidance and insights from business, social and philanthropic leaders. The focus of each interview will be geared towards the essence of that persons power: leadership, mentoring, sales, personal branding, community organizing, etc. I hope you enjoy the series. Feel free to recommend others for interviews. Read my current interviews.
When I think of my own professional brand, leadership is a key component. Not only by putting ideas into action, but providing leadership to mentees, guidance to my peers and recommendations to leaders. I will share lessons from my own personal experience in addition to insights gained from others.
I aim to be a master connector. That’s only possible if I become a stellar networker. This portion of my blog will share my own networking experiences and advice received from mentors and experts.
Mentoring is such a subjective area. Probably because it’s so personal. I will share my own on-going search for a well-rounded group of mentors. My mis-steps and corrections, successes and plans.
Find my take on a variety of articles covering job hunting strategies and current trends.
This section of my blog covers my main interests which includes reading, volunteering, events and other topics.