// Mixpanel implementation The Mentoring Club - Bruno Morgante
Bruno Morgante

Bruno Morgante ✓ certified mentor

✓ certified mentor
Vice President Global Head of PMO The Adecco Group

📌 You can find me somewhere in between solving problems, inspiring others, working on myself, dodging negativity and crushing my goals.

❤️ In everything I do, I believe in challenging the status quo, to improve processes, get better results and set things in order. I listen carefully, I work with people, I communicate clearly and I believe in the power of positive attitude. I solve problems and deliver results. I lead an amazing team of Project Managers, Portfolio Managers and PMO Specialists focused on delivering projects on target, on time and on costs.

🔥 I have over 16 years of experience in large multinational conglomerates, consistently delivering business results, improving processes, building and leading successful teams and managing multiple projects simultaneously. I am an entrepreneur in my core and the years spent organizing live concerts while in parallel graduating in Engineering, are a vivid picture in my mind and an unforgettable experience that marked me forever.

🙏🏻 I believe that if you are doing well enough, it is your responsibility to help others.

🧙🏻 As a Mentor, I help young brilliant individuals and people in need, by providing pro bono guidance, support and advices about Leadership, Personal Development, Career Development, PMO, Portfolio, Program and Project Management. The mutual growth my mentees and I have, is a truly enriching experience.

🌈 As a #IamRemarkable Certified Facilitator, I'm part of a global community of people who are passionate about helping women and underrepresented groups promote themselves in the workplace and beyond.

💬 I'm a confident communicator and storyteller, but above all, I'm a careful listener. I'm an open-minded person that loves to work and live in a multicultural environment, that easily adapts to changing conditions and that learns new things quickly.

🌎 Born and grown in Milano - Italy, living in Berlin - Germany and deeply in love with my wife's hometown, Krakow - Poland.

My Mentoring Topics

  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Career Development
  • Project Leadership
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Management Office - PMO
  • Problem Solving
  • Getting Things Done
A.
25.August 2022

This was my second session with Bruno and just like the first one, it was filled with "Aha!" moments, which I love. It is great to see the use of very easy-to-grasp analogies (eg. how to bake a cake) in explaining more complex themes. I appreciate the approach and the openness and I always leave the call with a fresh outlook, new things to try and feeling a tad smarter than before :). Thank you

G.
18.June 2022

Hi Bruno,

thanks a lot for the enriching mentoring session last week. You gave me tons of important, hands-on recommendations and advice that are very valuable for me at my current stage of my career.

You should really consider starting a podcast on the topics we discussed! 😉

Thanks!

M.
3.May 2022

It certainly was! Thank you for being so patient with me. It was great feeling I had all your attention and it was very useful for me (as I am a newbie with mentorships) that you were able to guide the conversation based on my comments and concerns.

V.
30.April 2022

Super delighted to have connected and learned from you. Mr. Bruno, you made me feel relaxed from the beginning, you are free spirited and vast.

Like I said at the end of the session, you are super vast. You didn't just mentor me but you coached me. You are super good as a coach🤭😀. Thank you so much for the wonderful session.

J.
23.February 2022

Thank you so much, Bruno. You already had a huge impact on the way I am facing my career path when we spoke last time. This helped me to get the correct mind set and allowed me to dream of the job I want to have, not only the jobs I am able to do.

And now with this session I saw that I am on the correct path, but that I needed some not so fine fine-tuning, a small push to move forward. And this is what you did. Since our call I am very passionate about learning what I need to learn and hopefully I can let you know in a not so far future that I changed careers.

A.
8.September 2021

Hey Bruno!

I really want to thank you for everything that we discussed in the session. I came in looking for some way to settle myself and align myself better. I got exactly that and more! I really appreciate the fact that you took the time at the beginning to open up and make me comfortable, and the session was highly valuable for me because I really got a lot to take away from our specifics about learning more about the Getting Things Done methodology and areas which I was looking to work upon. I'm genuinely so glad to be able to meet you - albeit virtually and learn from you. I will definitely stay in touch! Also, I really want to bring this up: You were absolutely incredible in addressing all the areas which I was looking for, and that too quite effectively - it was exceptionally well managed in-relation to the durations for each aspect of my queries. This was my first-ever Mentoring Club Session, thank you for making it an incredible one! For anyone reading this, I would definitely recommend having Bruno's session at least once!

P.
9.August 2021

It was my second session with Bruno, which is great to be able to talk again with the same mentor after some months. It helps to have more context and jump into more specific questions. I like how Bruno is transparent and honest, adding relevant inputs and questioning some of my thoughts. It's also great that he can add good examples from his past to help me understand better where I am at the moment. Again, thank you for the honesty and time!

A.
14.June 2021

Hi Bruno,

Thank You & Thank You & Thank you…….

I extremely grateful and thankful to you for mentorship. Yes, I was having no knowledge of subject but you made is so simple to understand, Having the opportunity to learn from you has made a substantial change in my career. I am really happy to all those information regarding subject, which nobody will share.

The way you have shared information, was very amazing and incredible, it showed me a whole new path to improvements, specially towards career development.

G.
12.March 2021

-Focus on strenghts

-Continuos improvement on best skills

-A new mindset for "human skills"

F.
13.November 2020

My profile definition. How to approach an interview and Storytelling importance.

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Simon Sinek

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Garr Reynolds

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Never Split the Difference - Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
Chris Voss, Tahl Raz

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Project Management Next Generation - The Pillars for Organizational Excellence
Harold Kerzner, Al Zeitoun, Ricardo Viana Vargas

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What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter

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How to win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie

You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!

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Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion
Robert B. Cialdini

The foundational and wildly popular go-to resource for influence and persuasion--a renowned international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold--now revised adding: new research, new insights, new examples, and online applications. In the new edition of this highly acclaimed bestseller, Robert Cialdini--New York Times bestselling author of Pre-Suasion and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion--explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday settings. Using memorable stories and relatable examples, Cialdini makes this crucially important subject surprisingly easy. With Cialdini as a guide, you don't have to be a scientist to learn how to use this science. You'll learn Cialdini's Universal Principles of Influence, including new research and new uses so you can become an even more skilled persuader--and just as importantly, you'll learn how to defend yourself against unethical influence attempts. You may think you know these principles, but without understanding their intricacies, you may be ceding their power to someone else. Cialdini's Principles of Persuasion: Reciprocation Commitment and Consistency Social Proof Liking Authority Scarcity Unity, the newest principle for this edition Understanding and applying the principles ethically is cost-free and deceptively easy. Backed by Dr. Cialdini's 35 years of evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific research--including a three-year field study on what leads people to change--Influence is a comprehensive guide to using these principles to move others in your direction.

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Who Moved My Cheese
Spencer Johnson

With over 2.5 million copies sold worldwide, Who Moved My Cheese? is a simple parable that reveals profound truths It is the amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life, for example a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind. The maze is where you look for what you want, perhaps the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in. The problem is that the cheese keeps moving. In the story, the characters are faced with unexpected change in their search for the cheese. One of them eventually deals with change successfully and writes what he has learned on the maze walls for you to discover. You'll learn how to anticipate, adapt to and enjoy change and be ready to change quickly whenever you need to. Discover the secret of the writing on the wall for yourself and enjoy less stress and more success in your work and life. Written for all ages, this story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights will last a lifetime. Spencer Johnson, MD, is one of the world's leading authors of inspirational writing. He has written many New York Times bestsellers, including the worldwide phenomenon Who Moved My Cheese? and, with Kenneth Blanchard, The One Minute Manager. His works have become cultural touchstones and are available in 40 languages.

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