Welcome to the PMI SFBAC Podcast

In each episode of Mentorship Masterminds,we talk to an industry expert or a seasoned mentor who has carved a space for themselves in the annals of leadership and innovation. Together we unravel the stories that have shaped them and learn new insights on a topic instrumental in shaping our next generation leaders, from these master minds.

 

So, whether you're a seasoned professional who understands the power of mentorship, a budding entrepreneur seeking direction, or someone who simply believes in the magic of dreams, Mentorship Masterminds has something for you. Our episodes aim to not only educate but inspire and ignite the aspirations of the next gen leaders.

Mentorship Masterminds Host

Mahesh Deshpande

ABOUT MAHESH

Digital Program Management Leader at Genpact & VP of the PMI-SFBAC Mentorship Program

Mahesh Deshpande is a data-driven business transformation leader with over 12 years of experience in leading cross-functional digital transformation initiatives across geographies to drive innovation and change. He specializes in Data & Analytics Product Program Management and is known for his passion for data storytelling and design thinking.

Mahesh is also the Vice President of the Project Management Institute (PMI) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Mentorship Program, where he has led the transformation of the program into a self-sustaining platform that supports any project professional seeking mentorship. He has introduced innovative ideas and fostered a strong mentor community, helping the program grow to support 200 participants annually.

Mahesh is the host of the Mentorship Masterminds podcast, where he interviews industry leaders about leadership, networking, and professional development. He is passionate about inspiring the next generation of leaders to achieve their full potential.

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Its all about - Leadership, Innovation & Growth

All episodes in Season 1 are live now! You can click the speaker / topic below and watch ithe Podcast on Youtube.

Season 2 will be releasing soon. Stay tuned!

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Carin Kaltschmidt

Carin Kaltschmidt

Live on Nov 02, 2023

Carin Kaltschmidt

Live on Nov 02, 2023

Click here to watch Season 1 - Ep 1
>> Powering Up Your Social Capital <<
Gautham Pallapa

Gautham Pallapa

Live on Nov 09, 2023

Gautham Pallapa

Live on Nov 09, 2023

Click here to watch Season 1 - Ep 2
>> Embracing Empathetic Leadership <<
Cynthia Estalilla

Cynthia Estalilla

Live on Nov 16, 2023

Cynthia Estalilla

Live on Nov 16, 2023

Click here to watch Season 1 - Ep 3
>> The Art & Science of Personal Branding <<
Gita Rader

Gita Rader

Live on Nov 23, 2023

Gita Rader

Live on Nov 23, 2023

Click here to watch Season 1 - Ep 4
>> Unlocking your Leadership Potential <<
Marie Spark

Marie Spark

Live on Nov 30, 2023

Marie Spark

Live on Nov 30, 2023

Click here to watch Season 1 - Ep 5
>> Pivoting into Project Management <<
Vijay Ratthinam

Vijay Ratthinam

Live on Dec 07, 2023

Vijay Ratthinam

Live on Dec 07, 2023

Click here to watch Season 1 - Ep 6
>> Becoming a Technical Program Manager <<

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2021 Podcasts Archive

 

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Back To Basics - Episode#11: Jan, 2021 - The best virtual Interviewing practices to land a job

“It always seems impossible until it's done.” ― Nelson Mandela
Let’s make the impossible possible by understanding how to best use virtual interviewing practices to land your dream job… Enlighten yourself with these worth utilizing practices shared by Christina Sahagun and Jennifer Koppatz ….

2020 Podcasts Archive

 Back To Basics - Episode#10: Dec, 2020 - Steering your career ahead with the Job Hackers

If you aim for it, go for it! Join the force with Larry Apke, the founder and the Chief Agile Officer at ‘The Job Hackers’, and get yourself enrolled for a free Agile and Scrum training to up-scale your knowledge and skill and rise up the ladder. To register for the upcoming session, log on to www.thejobhackers.org

Back To Basics - Episode#9: November, 2020 -  Celebrating 2 years of the chapter's CEO & his learnings

As they say, it’s only a matter of the first step to start with any journey, one must at least try. Congratulating Vijay Rathhinam on completing 2 years as the CEO of PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter… PMI is not just a name, but a mission to uplift one-another in the professional world of Project Management, so let’s take this opportunity to flashback to the past 2 years of learning, evolving, discovering, and trailblazing successes of the chapter with Vijay through his first-hand experiences with the chapter.

 

Back To Basics - Episode#8: October, 2020 -  Significance of a professionally-written resume

Resume should be substantial enough to hold itself as respectful… Gone are the times when traditional resumes used to work their magic, and flash-forwarding to the current phase when organizations are employing not just people but software like ‘Applicant Tracking System’ to screen resumes and shortlist best-fit candidates for the open positions. That’s why it is imperative to not undermine the value of a professionally written resume to draw the attention of not just the hiring managers but also getting through the software screening process. To enlighten us more on this, we have our guest Joyce Guan West, Career Coach, Interview Coach, Resume & LinkedIn Profile Writer, and Business Coach… Stay tuned!

Back To Basics - Episode#7: September, 2020 -  What the Hiring Managers Are Looking for in the Candidates

To arrive at the desired destination, it is crucial to start in the right direction. If you’re in the phase of actively hunting for suitable roles in the market, this episode is just for you. It is loaded with the nuggets of astute information & the perspective of the hiring managers in the current job market. Do you have the right skills that the current job market demands? Are you even aware of the roles that are constantly open to hiring? Have you given a thought to the companies that are actively looking for their next talent like you and are fast filling positions? And lastly, what the hiring managers are looking for in their candidates? You will get the answers to these and a lot more in this special episode with Theresa Walsh, Client Service Director, CPA at Robert Half Management Resources. Stay Tuned!

Back To Basics - Episode#6: August, 2020 - The Art of Communication and Resilience

Communication bridges the gap between confusion and clarity… Thus, the importance of effective communication can never be understated… Since the time is ever-evolving, let’s polish our understanding of the ‘Art of Communication and resilience’ with Vegas Ho - an up and coming talent consultant who coaches leaders and teams to become better communicators, and learn some tips and tricks to stay resilient in the digital age.

Back To Basics - Episode#5: July, 2020 - Get Your Foot Into the Door of Project Management World

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”…. If you’re struggling to make your first move towards your dream job, or are unsure how to even get your foot into the door of the competitive professional world then welcome to this episode that has a plethora of guiding tips and tricks to get you started with Chris Woodside, a Project Manager for over 10 years and an exceptional mentor of PMI’s Mentorship Circle.

 

Back To Basics - Episode#4: May, 2020 - Get Ready to form the lasting Mentor-Mentee Bond

If the mentor is the needle then surely the mentee is its thread… Find your path to success, and make the most of this mentor-mentee relationship - a bond that helps you pave the right career path and make informed choices… Tune in to the episode with me & the COO of PMI SF-BAC Prabhu Gopalan, and be guided to join the Mentorship Program to reap some great benefits.

 

Back To Basics - Episode#3: Apr, 2020 - Time to get PMP Certified

The world is changing fast! Under the dark clouds of global lock-down, there is a silver lining. Make the most of the available time and prepare for PMP Certification as a lot has changed, and a lot more is yet to come... Director of Certifications from PMISF Bay Area Chapter, Sandy Mitchell, and Nathan Mellin, Sponsorship Director at PMISF BAC will tell you why this is the right time to get Certified. Stay tuned!

Back To Basics - Episode#2: Mar, 2020 - A Conversation w/ President, Anup Deshpande

Dive into the candid conversation with PMI-SFBAC's President, Anup Deshpande and learn about developing professional skills in the PM world

Back To Basics - Episode#1: Feb, 2020 - A Conversation w/ CEO, Vijay Ratthinam

Tune in for useful insight on PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Member Benefits and Volunteer Opportunities.