Mike Fernandez, CEO of Burson-Marsteller and this year’s winner of the PRSA-NY Philip Dorf Award spoke with Doug Simon, CEO of D S Simon Media after The Big Apple Awards ceremony. Mike shared his two key lessons for mentors and mentees. He emphasized the importance of critical thinking and asking the right questions as well as giving back to others.
Mike Fernandez has mentored two dozen CCOs and CMOs of major corporations. He shared themes from his acceptance speech.
“It’s only by giving back, it’s only by being other focused that you truly succeed.” – Mike Fernandez