IMC is a learning and mentoring organization
that recognizes the value of integrity. All members help mentor each other and
learn as we experience new roles. We also recognize and demand integrity and
competence as standards of excellence.
We serve three classes of members: Newly
minted by a sudden or unexpected career transition, those who want to prepare
for the next stage of their productive career, and the young, natural learners
seeking mentoring. There is something here for everyone. ..
Let me explain.
When functional experts are set free from W-2 hell or transition from doer to
leader, they have to adjust and they don't know where to begin. There is
nothing better than connecting with a CMC who made the adjustment, who mentors,
answering questions and helping the freshly minted independent adjust. We were
all inexperienced once ourselves.
In mentoring, the savvy guide the naive. This
could be the experienced bull helping the young conquer all of the herd. It
also means the young shows the savvy there are new ways of obsolescing the good
We will all sharpen our saw by learning new skills and helping us all
navigate across generation, gender, and cultural boundaries. We will help each
other learn how to market our skills while achieving legitimacy. We will all
create new opportunities from meeting new resource partners and making/
receiving new introductions. This process has no end.
The CMC certification
says I have crossed the divide; I understand my responsibilities and am
committed to helping others achieve an equal or higher status. More
importantly, it helps the apprentice define their value proposition. More
participation means more opportunities.
More CMCs means more mentors, higher
caliber peers, more respect and more business for all.