my Tech Light provides mentorship to creative technologists.
You are a creative and innovative technology specialist - or you aspire to be one in the future. You may be a software developer, a UI designer, a product manager, or any of a number of roles that contribute to the creation of new products and technologies. You probably work with a team of people, some of whom may have similar leanings, and some may not. But you are not the type to be constrained by boundaries or to live inside the box. In fact, it's likely that you frequently bump up against the limitations of yourself and others in ways that don't really contribute to the overall goals you have for yourself. These are areas where some guidance from someone who's been there before might really help.
I am fundamentally a technology innovator and a product designer and developer. I worked my way up in the industry from the most basic entry-level position to 20 years as a CTO for a number of highly successful companies. In the process I contributed to the development of many dozens of advanced products. More importantly, I worked in, with and around organizations and people ranging from individuals and small startups to large corporate giants. Along the way I have acquired a lot of knowledge and experience, not just of technology, but of the people and processes that are behind any kind of truly creative venture. I'm at a stage in my own life where I'm more interested in sharing this knowledge and facilitating the development of others who aspire to achieve similar objectives.
Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. However, true mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help. It is about an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and challenge.