Gitchell leads a legal team that supports Comcast Cable’s content licensing arrangements. A member of both WICT and Comcast’s internal Women’s Network, Gitchell notes the most important skill in mentoring is highly engaged listening. “It helps crystallize issues and solutions,” she says.

 

What’s the most important aspect of mentoring? 

The most important aspect of mentoring is highly engaged listening – not only does it help crystallize issues and solutions, but it can greatly enhance what both parties learn while in a mentoring relationship.

 

Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance? 

The best trick for maintaining a personal-professional life balance is loving what you do in both your professional and your personal life.  If you are happy and grateful about what you are doing across all of the spectra of your life, you will find the time to do (and appreciate the time you have for) everything.

 

Your favorite trick for unwinding?

A hot yoga class!

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