Leadership: The Importance of Growth Through Mentorship with Ramona Baylor


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Ramona is retired from the United States Army of 21 years where she served as a Human Resources Specialist. Ramona has been a federal employee for over 6 years and currently works at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC as the Supervisory Sponsorship Coordinator. Ramona has been a member of Toastmasters International for 5 years and takes pride in serving the state of North Carolina as the Club Growth Director East.  She is responsible for creating new Toastmasters clubs, retaining Toastmasters clubs, and providing guidance to leaders in the Eastern part of N.C. Ramona feels that her gift is 'connecting with people in order to find their calling in life and assisting them in pursing this calling'. "Excellence through Partnership" is Ramona's strategy in achieving personal and professional success. Ramona is passionate about partnering with leaders in North Carolina to share what Toastmasters can do for them and/or their corporation/institution. Listen in on our conversation about the importance of Growth Through Mentorship


Conversation Topics:

  • 3:28 - I realized I had the ability to impact people around me and under me.

  • 6:21 - Everyone is a person. Everyone needs someone there to guide them and mentor them.

  • 8:10 -  Transitioning from a soldier to a civilian is a huge transition.

  • 11:34 - My life philosophy is getting to know people and how can I help them on their journey.

  • 13:40 - Building a strong foundations in Toastmasters

  • 21:10 - Tools for productivity

  • 24:33 - A mentorship story

  • 27:32 - What I know now...


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Ramona Baylor

“You are always growing, so there is always somewhere on another level where you want to be. Find a mentor. They will help you get there.”

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About Marie Kirkland

As a spiritual leader, speaker and coach, Marie shares her voice to inspire and empower people to lean into the life they dream about and take action to create it by living aligned and forward through practical spirituality.