109 episodes

Two entrepreneurs dive into mentoring and explore ways to augment and refresh the mentoring movement. Using eight core principles that weave relevant spirit guides and diverse guests, Julie and Jimmy use humor and practical tips to help guide/mentors and believer/mentees get further, faster, together - through mentoring. With Julie Meyer and Jimmy Edgerton

http://augmentors.us

AugMentors Julie Meyer, Jimmy Edgerton

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Two entrepreneurs dive into mentoring and explore ways to augment and refresh the mentoring movement. Using eight core principles that weave relevant spirit guides and diverse guests, Julie and Jimmy use humor and practical tips to help guide/mentors and believer/mentees get further, faster, together - through mentoring. With Julie Meyer and Jimmy Edgerton

http://augmentors.us

    108: Mentoring the Next Generation with Joy Marcus

    108: Mentoring the Next Generation with Joy Marcus

    Does this sound familiar? You've been told that being a lone wolf is the key to success in entrepreneurship, but you're feeling the pain of isolation and limited growth opportunities. It's time to break free from this ineffective advice and discover the power of mentorship and support for improved decision-making and career growth. Are you ready to embrace a network of like-minded entrepreneurs and take your business to the next level? Join us and become an Augmentor today!
    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Mastering women-led tech startups investment strategies to break through in the competitive market.

    Leveraging mentorship roles in entrepreneurship for accelerated professional growth and strategic guidance.

    Uncovering the group mentorship benefits for professionals to amplify career success and personal development.

    Navigating career transitions with mentorship to smoothly transition into new opportunities and roles.

    Exploring the process of Building a venture capital firm focused on female founders to drive innovation and change in the industry.


    Joy Marcus is a seasoned media executive, Princeton professor, and co-founder of The 98, an early stage venture capital firm that invests in tech-enabled businesses led by women. Her expertise in media, entrepreneurship, and mentoring brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to the #AugMentors show, offering valuable perspectives on mentorship, career growth, and decision-making.

    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:02:30 - Importance of group mentorship at MTV
    00:10:27 - Importance of informal peer groups in career development
    00:13:08 - Supporting female founders
    00:16:22 - Conscious mentorship and seeking help
    00:23:36 - Fearless new generation 
    00:27:25 - Importance of mentorship for students
    00:31:09 - Traits of successful entrepreneurs
    00:37:26 - The value of learning from students
    00:41:13 - The power of mentorship and support
    00:45:11 - Shifting perspectives on entrepreneurship

    Embracing mentorship roles in entrepreneurship
    Throughout the conversation, Joy emphasized the importance of embracing mentorship roles in entrepreneurship, whether as a mentor or a mentee. She discussed the transformative power of mentorship in guiding aspiring entrepreneurs and helping them navigate challenges. By actively seeking mentorship and sharing knowledge, entrepreneurs can accelerate their personal and professional growth, leading to more successful ventures.
    Want to connect with or work with Joy Marcus to learn more? Find out more here!
    Joy's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joymarcus/
    Two energetic entrepreneurs host a leadership podcast for those looking to connect more authentically with others and grow to their potential through mentoring.
    The AugMentors podcast is now Part of the HubSpot Podcast Network, the audio destination for business professionals. Learn more about how Hubspot can help your business grow better at http://hubspot.sjv.io/Xxb224
    If you would like to be a guest on AugMentors, email us at hi@augmentors.us. We'd love to hear your story!
    Let's connect! Follow us on--
    Our Website: https://www.augmentors.us/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/augmentors-us
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/youtube.com/@augmentorspodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augmentorshq/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/augmentorshq

    • 50 min
    107: The Servant Leader: An NFL Player Pays it Forward Through Mentorship

    107: The Servant Leader: An NFL Player Pays it Forward Through Mentorship

    Wow, we just had a former NFL player drop some unexpected wisdom on mentorship and community connections. You won't believe the symbols he uses to foster vulnerability and growth. And what's even more surprising is the way he's redefining the role of mentors in his community. You've got to hear this. Stay tuned to find out how this NFL player turned real estate professional is changing the game in mentorship.
    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Explore the Impact of Mentorship in Professional Sports: Discover the influential role mentors play in the success of athletes and how this can be applied to your own leadership journey.

    Navigate the Transition from NFL to Real Estate Career: Gain insights into the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from a professional sports career to a new industry.

    Engage with Nonprofit Youth Mentoring Programs in Baltimore: Uncover the impact of youth mentoring programs in the local community and how you can get involved to make a difference.

    Embrace the Importance of Servant Leadership in Business: Learn about the powerful impact of servant leadership and how it can transform your approach to leading others.

    Foster Community Through Shared Experiences: Understand the value of shared experiences in building strong, supportive communities and how this can enhance your leadership journey.


    Darius Jennings, a former NFL player and board member at Next One Up, joins Julie and Jimmy on today's AugMentors' episode. As an authentic augmentor, Darius has been making a positive impact wherever he goes, whether it's on the football field or in the community. His dedication to mentoring and empowering the youth, coupled with his diverse range of experiences, makes him a valuable guest to discuss the importance of mentorship and leadership. With his background in professional sports and his current involvement in nonprofit organizations, Darius brings a unique perspective to the conversation.

    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:02:22 - Early Mentors
    00:10:34 - The Business of NFL
    00:12:50 - Agent Representation in Sports
    00:16:24 - Hands-On Mentorship
    00:20:33 - Passion, Profession, and Purpose
    00:27:10 - Mentoring and Self-Confidence
    00:34:22 - Word Association: Mentorship
    00:36:27 - Importance of Barbershops in Community
    00:37:50 - Life Lessons from Sports and Mentorship
    00:39:33 - Changing Perspectives and Mentorship 

    Nonprofit Youth Mentoring Programs
    Nonprofit youth mentoring programs, like Next One Up, provide essential support and guidance for young individuals navigating academic and personal development. Darius' involvement with such organizations showcases the transformative impact of mentorship on empowering youth. These programs create a network of support, fostering personal growth, and building stronger communities.
    Want to connect with or work with Darius Jennings to learn more? Find out more here!
    Darius' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darius-jennings-4124b61a3/
    Website: https://www.nextoneup.org/
    Two energetic entrepreneurs host a leadership podcast for those looking to connect more authentically with others and grow to their potential through mentoring.
    The AugMentors podcast is now Part of the HubSpot Podcast Network, the audio destination for business professionals. Learn more about how Hubspot can help your business grow better at http://hubspot.sjv.io/Xxb224
    If you would like to be a guest on AugMentors, email us at hi@augmentors.us. We'd love to hear your story!
    Let's connect! Follow us on--
    Our Website: https://www.augmentors.us/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/augmentors-us
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/youtube.com/@augmentorspodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augmentorshq/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/augmentorshq

    • 45 min
    106: Passing the Torch: How Baby Boomers Can Leave a Legacy Through Mentoring

    106: Passing the Torch: How Baby Boomers Can Leave a Legacy Through Mentoring

    Uncover the unexpected link between baby boomers and the future of mentoring. You won't believe how cross-generational connections are shaping the entrepreneurial landscape. It's a game-changer! Find out more about this eye-opening revelation and how it's revolutionizing the world of mentorship. Stay tuned for the full story!
    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Uncover the untold benefits of cross-generational mentoring to elevate your entrepreneurial skills.

    Discover the secrets to achieving life balance while navigating the entrepreneurial journey.

    Explore the profound impact of caregiving on baby boomers and how it influences their entrepreneurial pursuits.

    Unlock the potential of starting a business in retirement and redefine your golden years.

    Harness the power of social media for senior entrepreneurship and expand your business horizons.


    Marc Joseph, also known as Gramps, is the founder of babyboomer.org, and his extensive experience as an entrepreneur in various industries, primarily focusing on sales and marketing, brings a unique dynamic to our discussions.
    Through his book, "I Don't Want to Turn Three," Marc offers insights into cross-generational mentoring, the impact of caregiving, and leveraging social media for senior entrepreneurship. With a keen understanding of building life balance in entrepreneurship and the power of impactful intergenerational connections, Marc Joseph adds a wealth of wisdom to our conversations.
    His approachable nature and relatable stories make him a valuable guest, offering a fresh perspective on mentorship and entrepreneurship in today's society.

    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:02:05 - Evolution of Mentoring as You Grow Older
    00:08:23 - The Benefits of Reading to Children
    00:13:59 - Motivating Baby Boomers to Mentor
    00:21:11 - Baby Boomers' Interests and Community
    00:26:00 - Leveraging Social Media and Connecting Generations
    00:29:51 - Word Association and Mentoring Vision
    00:32:41 - Building Curiosity and Legacy through Mentoring 
    Achieving life balance in entrepreneurship:
    Balancing career pursuits with family commitments is essential for overall well-being and fulfillment. Prioritizing time with family and loved ones alongside professional endeavors can lead to a more harmonious and fulfilling life. Recognizing the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance can contribute to long-term success and happiness in entrepreneurship.
    Want to connect with or work with Gramps Jeffrey to learn more?  Find out more here!
    Gramps' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gramps-jeffrey-3b022b214/
    Gramps' Book: I Don'T Want to Turn 3
    Website: https://babyboomer.org/

    Must Read, This Podcast's article by Gramps: https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/do-we-really-need-to-leave-a-legacy/

    Two energetic entrepreneurs host a leadership podcast for those looking to connect more authentically with others and grow to their potential through mentoring.
    The AugMentors podcast is now Part of the HubSpot Podcast Network, the audio destination for business professionals. Learn more about how Hubspot can help your business grow better at http://hubspot.sjv.io/Xxb224
    If you would like to be a guest on AugMentors, email us at hi@augmentors.us.  We'd love to hear your story!
    Let's connect! Follow us on--
    Our Website: https://www.augmentors.us/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/augmentors-us
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/youtube.com/@augmentorspodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augmentorshq/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/augmentorshq

    • 37 min
    105: Linda Villarosa's Potato Salad, Parades and Patient Listening: Keys to Community Building

    105: Linda Villarosa's Potato Salad, Parades and Patient Listening: Keys to Community Building

    If you're feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of authentic storytelling and community engagement, then you are not alone! Aspiring journalists often struggle to create impactful narratives and foster meaningful connections within their communities. This struggle can lead to a lack of engagement and resonance with their audience, hindering their ability to produce authentic and impactful storytelling. But there's hope! By embracing a laid-back, casual, and personable tone of voice, aspiring journalists can develop curiosity hooks that captivate their audience and forge genuine connections with their community. Let's dive into the strategies and techniques that will empower you to overcome these challenges and emerge as a storyteller capable of producing authentic and impactful content.
    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Explore the transformative impact of mentoring relationships on career success.

    Uncover Linda Villarosa's unique and powerful approach to storytelling that captivates and resonates with audiences.

    Gain insights into the systemic injustices and disparities within healthcare and their impact on society.

    Navigate the challenges faced in journalism and discover effective strategies for engaging with communities.

    Harness the power of visual storytelling as a mentorship tool to inspire and empower others


    Linda Villarosa is an accomplished journalist, professor, and the author of "Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and the Health of Our Nation." With extensive experience in community engagement and a keen focus on journalism challenges, Linda's expertise is highly regarded in the industry. As a journalist in residence at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at Cooney and a contributing writer for the New York Times, her in-depth knowledge and intuitive approach to storytelling have left a significant mark.

    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:01:00 - Susan Taylor's Mentorship
    00:10:57 - Community and Belonging
    00:14:32 - Building Trust and Entering Communities
    00:21:40 - Encouragement and Energy to Try New Experiences
    00:28:36 - Framing the Problem and Seeking Understanding
    00:32:00 - Advice for Aspiring Journalists
    00:39:31 - Mentorship and Support
    00:45:33 - The power of connection
    00:48:00 - Sharing space and perspectives
    00:51:30 - Call to action 
    Critical Discussion of Healthcare Disparities
    The episode laid bare striking healthcare disparities and the systemic biases at play, particularly in relation to marginalized communities. Linda Villarosa's insights on the subject highlight the importance of taking a critical look at the systems instead of blaming individual healthcare providers. Achieving equity in healthcare requires comprehensive scrutiny, further emphasizing the need for stories that expose these disparities and inspire change.
    Want to connect with or work with Linda Villarosa to learn more? Find out more here!
    Linda's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-villarosa-89856b2/
    Linda's Book: Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and the Health of Our Nation
    Two energetic entrepreneurs host a leadership podcast for those looking to connect more authentically with others and grow to their potential through mentoring.
    The AugMentors podcast is now Part of the HubSpot Podcast Network, the audio destination for business professionals. Learn more about how Hubspot can help your business grow better at http://hubspot.sjv.io/Xxb224
    If you would like to be a guest on AugMentors, email us at hi@augmentors.us. We'd love to hear your story!
    Let's connect! Follow us on--
    Our Website: https://www.augmentors.us/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/augmentors-us
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/youtube.com/@augmentorspodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augmentorshq/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/augmentorshq

    • 52 min
    104: Joe Zeppilli's Popcorn Success Doesn't Pop Without Key Ingredients: Faith, Family, and Fire

    104: Joe Zeppilli's Popcorn Success Doesn't Pop Without Key Ingredients: Faith, Family, and Fire

    Unexpected twist: Imagine finding out that the secret to Joe's incredible success in entrepreneurship and resilience isn't just about his business acumen, but actually lies in his unconventional support system and a surprising source of inspiration. Dive in to uncover the extraordinary role of family and faith in Joe's journey, and how it's shaping the future of entrepreneurship. You won't want to miss this eye-opening revelation. Stay tuned to discover the surprising key to Joe's achievements!
    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Gain insights on the importance of family support in entrepreneurship.

    Discover the benefits of surrounding yourself with motivated individuals.

    Learn how to empower employees for organizational growth.

    Uncover strategies for innovation and differentiation in competitive markets.

    Develop resilience and determination in entrepreneurship.


    Joseph Zeppilli, the co-founder of Bad Monkey Popcorn, is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for his resilience and success in the business world. As a finalist for Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a recipient of sustainability awards, Joe's expertise in entrepreneurship is underscored by his practical experience and achievements. His journey highlights the pivotal role of family support in fostering resilience and determination, offering valuable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs navigating the complexities of the business landscape. With a focus on the importance of familial encouragement and mentorship, Joe's perspective brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, making him an invaluable guest for shedding light on the significance of family support in entrepreneurship.

    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:01:17 - The Influence of Mentors
    00:07:21 - Fostering Entrepreneurship through Community
    00:13:07 - Importance of Emotional Connection in Entrepreneurship
    00:16:49 - Finding Strength in Faith and Family
    00:22:08 - Staying True to Values in Business 
    Family Support in Entrepreneurship
    Coming from a supportive family environment, Joe Zeppilli underscores the crucial role that familial backing plays in entrepreneurial success. He emphasizes that having a strong, resilient family that encourages and believes in one's potential can be a catalyst for achieving professional goals. This strong foundation can mold an entrepreneurial mindset, nurturing resilience and determination to succeed despite adversities.
    Want to connect with or work with Joe Zeppilli to learn more? Find out more here!
    Joe's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-zeppilli-06252485/ 
    Two energetic entrepreneurs host a leadership podcast for those looking to connect more authentically with others and grow to their potential through mentoring.
    The AugMentors podcast is now Part of the HubSpot Podcast Network, the audio destination for business professionals. Learn more about how Hubspot can help your business grow better at http://hubspot.sjv.io/Xxb224
    If you would like to be a guest on AugMentors, email us at hi@augmentors.us. We'd love to hear your story!
    Let's connect! Follow us on--
    Our Website: https://www.augmentors.us/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/augmentors-us
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/youtube.com/@augmentorspodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augmentorshq/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/augmentorshq

    • 26 min
    103: Moving from Scarcity to Abundance: Mentoring as a Rising Tide with Dr. Anita Jack-Davies

    103: Moving from Scarcity to Abundance: Mentoring as a Rising Tide with Dr. Anita Jack-Davies

    In the pursuit of creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces, one woman's journey takes an unexpected turn. As she navigates the complexities of leadership and HR, her story unfolds with emotional depth and compelling insights. But just when she thinks she has it all figured out, a twist in the tale leaves her facing an uncertain future. What will she do next, and how will this unexpected twist shape her path toward a more inclusive and equitable workplace?
    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Discover the power of mentorship for organizational growth.

    Foster a culture of mentoring for professional development success.

    Uncover the compelling business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Explore the influential role of sneezers in driving successful mentorship.

    Gain diverse perspectives by leveraging external mentors for strategic insights.

    Dr. Anita Jack-Davies, serves as the President and CEO of Mosaic Cross Cultural Solutions. With a background in higher education and global consulting, AJ brings a wealth of experience to the table. Her expertise lies in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion, making her a valuable resource for business leaders and HR professionals seeking to prioritize DEI initiatives. Through her work, AJ emphasizes the business case for DEI and its significance in creating more equitable and inclusive workplaces, aligning with the goal of delivering value to customers.

    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:01:45 - Mentor's advice
    00:06:24 - The importance of diverse mentors
    00:14:30 - The Reciprocal Nature of Mentorship
    00:21:45 - Data and DEI
    00:28:03 - Promoting Informal Mentoring
    00:30:10 - Data and Financial Impact of Mentoring
    00:35:15 - The Relationship Between Mentoring and Social Capital
    00:42:51 - The Importance of Mentors and Support Systems
    00:44:15 - Rapid Fire Word Association
    00:46:59 - The Trifecta and Conclusion 
    Building a compelling business case
    The benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace extend beyond social justice concerns - they play a crucial role in business strategy too. Dr. Jack-Davies emphasizes the economic value of DEI, asserting that diverse groups deliver more value to customers. These efforts aid in attracting and retaining the best talent, reducing turnover, and fostering an environment that boosts creativity and productivity.
    Want to connect with or work with Dr. Anita Jack-Davies to learn more? Find out more here!
    Dr. Davies' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-anita-jack-davies-7652a826/ 
    Two energetic entrepreneurs host a leadership podcast for those looking to connect more authentically with others and grow to their potential through mentoring.
    The AugMentors podcast is now Part of the HubSpot Podcast Network, the audio destination for business professionals. Learn more about how Hubspot can help your business grow better at http://hubspot.sjv.io/Xxb224
    If you would like to be a guest on AugMentors, email us at hi@augmentors.us. We'd love to hear your story!
    Let's connect! Follow us on--
    Our Website: https://www.augmentors.us/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/augmentors-us
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/youtube.com/@augmentorspodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augmentorshq/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/augmentorshq

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Driftspin ,

Unique, useful, and entertaining

I hadn’t thought too much about mentorship before, but after listening to a few episodes it’s going to be hard to forget it. Julie, Jimmy, and their guests provide valuable insight into the topic that far too few people prioritize in their careers. Everyone should give this a listen at least once every so often to recalibrate and remind yourself of how important these relationships can be.

Bona and Team Capsho ,

A refreshing take!

Julie and Jimmy are an amazing duo. Together bring such a refreshing take on the mentoring journey with a. blend of humor and practicality.

From Bona and Team Capsho

MorneauNorm ,

Fantastic content about being there for others!

This is a fantastic podcast! I really appreciate the thoughtful discussions that Julie and Jimmy have with their guests. They have tapped into such a diverse range of mentorship relationships; it really inspires me to show up more for others.

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