LWRFC Careers hub mentor profile

Many of you will know Sam, he locked the scrum for many a game in the early days of Project Reset. An outstanding scrummager who never took a step backwards. Sam is a recent addition to our Careers Hub Mentoring Team and brings unique qualities which complement our increasingly vast depth of mentoring expertise. Careers take many shapes and forms and as a mentoring team it is vital that our skills can address an exceptionally broad variety of individual needs, character traits and aspirations. Not everyone can easily slip into a recognised career path, often career development can be far from lateral but undulating. Sam’s experience can help empathise with those who feel they are an outlier, who may not fit a traditional mould and need real life insights how to navigate a career path that capitalises upon their own view of the world. Sam’s own career demonstrates that ‘untraditional’ can really work! Thank you Sam for offering your time and expertise to the Mentoring Team, it will be invaluable. Sam’s profile is outlined below and his rationale for joining our Team.

Interested in engaging with a Mentor or joining our rapidly expanding Mentoring Team? Please contact Marcus Wuest wuestmarcus@web.de

Sam Mahoney
Background
– Current Head of Buying & Supply Chain, Field & Flower
– Ten years experience in the meat Industry, including transition from manual hands
on work (High Street Butchery) into Wholesale and account management, then
transition into buying and supply chain roles
– Involved with London Welsh as a player – Player of the Season 2018/2019, 3 seasons
played before forced retirement from repeated concussions.
– From Essex, found my way to London through University and Rugby.
What does mentoring mean to me?
– An opportunity to help and guide people through the kind of path that I found – I
can imagine there are a lot of people out there feeling like they have chosen a path
to a bit of a career ceiling, but if you’re passionate about your speciality then you can
find a way up and up.
– An opportunity to give back to London Welsh, a club which I still see now as my true
home club.
– I currently have five direct reports in my role. I’m enjoying helping them progress,
and think that they are all progressing well – I’ve never had anybody leave my team
except to move up through the company. I’d like to do this for London Welsh.
– An opportunity to connect passionate people together, and be part of their journey
to a satisfying and fulfilling life – work takes up too much of your week to not be
enjoying yourself while you’re there.
– Experience hiring and firing across a range of different industries and situations, as
somebody who’s a bit eccentric myself I would like to think I could help people
navigate different workplace situations and show themselves off and progress.
– I’d like to think I would fill a gap in the LW Hub team that might be currently lacking
as somebody on an unconventional career path, and surrounded by quite
unconventional people in my work, I could mentor somebody that doesn’t quite fit
the usual mould.

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