Scott Harper, VP, Client Engagement, is the go-to resource for encouragement at Elevate. He shows commitment to every person he mentors as a professional and a person. Leadership like that is why Scott took home ELITE status for Mentorship earlier this year. When PM360 Magazine followed up with an interview for a Trendsetter article, it was just another opportunity for Scott to impart wisdom and advice to improve those around him.
On the #1 important tip he’d offer other mentors, Scott said, “Start by understanding what motivates each individual. Listen intently with purpose and utilize the power of a well-timed pause. Often, mentees just need a platform to voice their thoughts in a safe environment. Then encourage them to come up with a solution on their own.”
Scott’s calendar might often look crowded, but he always makes time for his team. That’s what makes him a leader to everybody at Elevate, even in this fast-paced industry. Scott understands the importance of pressing pause when it’s needed and is a true foundational piece of the agency, helping colleagues beyond just his mentees. People across all roles from creative to accounting knock on Scott’s virtual door for advice. He’s helped shape the career of most everyone at Elevate, and he is a huge reason the company has seen so much success.
On what other mentors can learn based on the successes Scott has had at Elevate, he said, “I think it’s important to reflect on past experiences. Setbacks are going to happen in your career no matter how much you plan, and I’ve learned from my own. That’s why it’s important to leverage relationships and conversations to reflect and offer advice.”
Elevate is lucky to have Scott on board helping guide the future talent of the industry. We are proud of the work he does with our client partners but seeing him work with his mentees is where Scott truly stands out.
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