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Amy Cohen

Cohen has overseen a new long-term rights deal with the Sacramento Kings, supported the successful launch of TVE for the RSNs and helped launch the first Women at NBC Sports Group. “It’s important not only to provide guidance on methods to succeed, but also to open doors and expose mentees to person and situations,” she says of mentoring.

 

What’s the most important aspect of mentoring? 

I think it’s important not only to provide guidance on methods to succeed but also to open doors and expose mentees to persons and situations to which they might not otherwise be exposed.

 

What/who inspires you at work? What/who inspires you outside the office? 

At work, I’m inspired by people who are smart and creative/innovative and that work collaboratively to achieve collective success. Outside the office, I am inspired by those that achieve professional success while also devoting sufficient time to their families and charitable initiatives. My sister Wendie, a successful partner in a law firm, is one of those people.

 

Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?  

Compartmentalize your time, and change how you view what constitutes work-life balance. I am sure that I don’t achieve work-life balance every day, but I believe I do so over the course of the time by shifting my priorities and time that I devote as circumstances warrant.

 

Your favorite trick for unwinding?

Taking a walk with my dog Izzy, and leaving the phone behind.  It’s a great way to clear the mind and be in the moment without the usual distractions.

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