Mount Helena

Episode 8 – Leadership Series: What Being a Mentor & a Mentee is All About

M Chamber Chats is hosted by Amanda Mulcahy and is a production of the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Ryan Stavnes of EXIT Realty Helena.

If you have ever wondered about getting a mentor, this episode dives into what it looks like from the mentee and mentor side. With real world and firsthand experience, our two guests detail their mindset and roles in this relationship of guidance.

Collette Hanson has worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MT for almost 40 years in a variety of roles and is currently the President. She has served on the Board of Directors for Florence Crittenton in Helena for over 10 years and is the immediate past president of the Board. She also serves on the Montana Chamber, the Helena Chamber, and the Montana Reinsurance Boards.

Carlos Joaquin has been with Rocky Mountain Credit Union (RMCU) for just over three years and is now the Employee Development Manager. He focuses on helping staff understand the Credit Union Movement, Onboarding New Hires, Developing Staff, and Communicating Organizational Values & Culture. He is part of the 2022-2023 Leadership Helena Class and the Helena Leaders Network.

Listen To Episode #8:

Leadership Series: What Being a Mentor & a Mentee is All About



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Links Mentioned:


  • Collette Hanson – President of Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carlos Joaquin – Employee Development Manager at Rocky Mountain Credit Union

Ryan Stavnes
EXIT Realty Helena
text ‘exitwithryan’ to 855377

Amanda Mulcahy
Member Relations Manager – Helena Area Chamber of Commerce