200 Mentees And Counting
Lori Grant doesn’t just know what it takes to lead. She knows what it takes to be a leader. As president of the world’s largest independent health agency, which grew by almost 40% and ended the year with about 500 employees, Lori has made it her mission to share what’s she learned working in healthcare for the past 25 years and is, without a doubt, one of Klick’s most popular mentors.
One of the most popular programs Lori has championed is Klick’s monthly Breakfast Meetings, in which Klicksters gather for special presentations on all the amazing work people have been doing across the organization. Lori personally works with the teams over the course of each month, coaching them on their presentations. These meetings have become so popular, the company had to start streaming them live in its Klick Café to accommodate over twice the amount of attendees.
After dedicating many mentorship hours to more than 200 Klicksters, she decided to reach out to Klicksters across the organization, hosting a popular “Ask Me Anything” Lunch and Learn. Lori literally turned the boardroom into a “fireside chat,” complete with a digital fireplace, comfy plush seating, and hot cocoa.
Lori was also supportive in the development and growth of Klick’s People Operations team, which was created last year to scale mentorship and professional development through Lunch & Learns, Klick’s online Academy platform and Relentless Learning program, and several new initiatives on the horizon.
But no one can speak better to Lori’s accomplishments as a mentor then one of her mentees.
“Lori led by example and showed me that things I truly believed were impossible for me were, in fact, entirely attainable,” explains Darlene, a Group Account Director. “As a remote employee, she made it a point to connect/check-in with me to ensure I was feeling confidence and support. She let me know that if I needed her help or advice—she was only a phone call away. That thoughtfulness helped me flourish as a leader at Klick, and I often find myself thinking—what would Lori do in this situation—and I feel her confidence in me.”