Doug is a familiar face in Saskatchewan as it relates to Mentorship. I met Doug in October 2010 through the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals (SAHRP) Provincial Conference. My initial encounter was memorable and our mentorship relationship has developed progressively since.
Doug has offered himself to me as mentor; offering knowledge, support, experience and aids in bringing out my strengths I did not necessarily know I had as a recent graduate. Coming into the workforce as a young professional, I did not have a point of contact within the working community that I was able to confide in, talk to about work experiences and develop myself as a serious professional. There was a gap in my experience from University and Doug has been able to bridge that.
Over the last months, this mentorship opportunity has allowed me to expand my knowledge of leadership and who I am as a young professional. Doug has facilitated the expansion of my professional networks, serves as an ongoing role model and even a coach. He has an adaptable and flexible approach, which allows him to be what a mentee needs him to be at a certain point in time.
The sheer amount of time Doug dedicates to me as a mentee speaks volumes, as I know his mentorship network is vast. He is instantly there when and sincerely shows a general interest in my well-being, my advancement as a professional and is truly a role model in terms of follow through and deliverables.
I believe this reference letter is barely skimming the top to the type of impact Doug is having on Saskatchewan, succession planning and young professionals in general. His passion for knowledge transfer and the betterment of young professionals is vast and is such a value to our province! I would be more than happy to provide more information regarding Doug, his contributions to my development and his great impact he is having.
Jaylene Boulding, BBA