Episode 8

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1st May 2021

Who's Sharpening Your Iron? Seeking and Cultivating Mentors

"Comfort is not your friend - Connection is."

These powerful words from this episode's guest provide the backdrop for our discussion. In this second of a 3-part series on mentoring, we explore how to seek mentors and cultivate those relationships. We also explore how those relationships can enable and equip us to lead in the spaces we occupy.

Scriptural Reference: Proverbs 27 : 17 - "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

Guest: Rev. Dr. James L. Miles, Founder, Lodestone R3.

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About the Podcast

The Corporate Minister
The Corporate Minister podcast is a safe space dedicated to the hearts and minds of Professional Men of Color.
Our objective is to speak a word of support, encouragement, and healing to Professional Men of Color, as well as to those who love and support them. We also seek to provide a means for others to understand them -- their hopes, dreams, and challenges – in order to bridge the gaps and create a dialogue.

Our guiding principles in these discussions are the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ. Our bedrock scripture and the one that underpins all of our work here can be found in Matthew 11:28-29 where it is written:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

About your host

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Dwayne Dixon

Rev. Dwayne Dixon is a Technology Executive with over 25 years of corporate experience, including successful stints at IBM, Xerox, and currently Unisys Corporation, where he is a Client Director. He is Licensed and Ordained (National Baptist Convention, USA) and serves bi-vocationally as an Associate Minister at Progressive Baptist Church in St. Paul, MN. Additionally, Rev. Dixon is a member of the National Clergy Council of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Rev. Dixon is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Omicron Boule), Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member), Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity (Life Member), and 100 Black Men of America. He holds a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University and is an M.A. candidate at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.