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Mentorship, Design and Creative Engineers with Alyona Volkova

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Connect with Alyona Volkova:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alvol

Full episode on YouTube ▶️

https://youtu.be/jW3xmo27144

New episodes every Wednesday with our host ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Patrick Akil⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠!  

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OUTLINE:
00:00:00 – Intro
00:00:25 – Echo-free chambers
00:01:00 – Calming yourself down
00:03:15 – Overthinking things with public speaking
00:05:29 – Recognising yourself in footage
00:06:34 – Receiving compliments
00:09:29 – Actively self-reflecting
00:12:10 – Different ways to retain information
00:15:05 – It all started with photoshop
00:17:49 – Alyona's first real job as a developer
00:20:40 – Moving from developing to design
00:22:38 – Love for software engineering and design
00:25:33 – Developers and designers understanding each other
00:28:00 – Patrick's experience working with designers
00:29:16 – Creative developers
00:32:54 – Alyona's journey with mentorship
00:36:23 – Fulfilment in mentoring
00:37:43 – Long-term mentoring relationships
00:38:59 – Mentees having similar challenges
00:40:20 – Understanding the thought process
00:42:20 – The right mindset
00:43:41 – How to be a great mentor?
00:46:08 – Pair designing and co-creating
00:47:47 – Copying designs to learn
00:50:18 – Tutorials and knowledge retention
00:51:48 – Continuous learning and improving in mentoring
00:53:30 – Past, present, future
00:55:15 – Crossing paths
00:57:18 – Mentoring has changed Alyona
01:01:29 – Rounding off