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NM Rainforest Fireside Chat – The Importance of Mentoring for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, March 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this casual fireside chat, Scott will share the important role mentoring and coaching can play in the journey of entrepreneurs

Join Tribal Liaison, Scott Tafoya as he shares about his experiences as a leadership coach and discusses the important role that finding the right mentor or coach can play in an entrepreneur’s journey.

Note: This event will be held VIRTUALLY via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86816874409

New Mexico Rainforest Tribal Entrepreneurship Enhancement Program

UNM Rainforest Innovations and the Tribal Entrepreneurship Enhancement Program are hosting the spring 2023 Fireside Chat series. Building from the foundation of the NM Rainforest EDA University Center Program, the New Mexico Rainforest Tribal Entrepreneurship Enhancement Program provides entrepreneurial support to coal-impacted and tribal communities throughout New Mexico in an effort to promote entrepreneurship as a means for economic development and job growth in historically under-served communities.

Fireside chats are free and open to the public via web access, but registration is required. If you would like to learn more about the Tribal Entrepreneurship Program and get connected with a Tribal Liaison, please contact Cecilia Pacheco at cpacheco@innovations.unm.edu.

About Scott Tafoya:

Growing up in Santa Clara Pueblo, Scott graduated from Espanola Valley High School and from childhood was an active member of the Baptist Mission in Santa Clara. Majoring in Psychology and Music, Scott later completed Seminary and pastored in his home church for 6 years. He went on to pastor in other Native communities including Browning, MT; Gallup, NM; and Albuquerque, NM. In Gallup, Scott became bi-vocational and took on jobs including Director and Business Manager of a Halfway House, owning a mobile auto-glass business in two cities, teaching and directing in branch locations of seminaries and his college alma mater, and driving a school bus. Before moving to Albuquerque, he began a Doctor of Ministry degree and graduated in 2010. It was that experience that inspired him to become a professionally trained coach and establish the Truth Dancer Coaching to focus on Native American Leadership Coaching and Training in both secular and church arenas.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


UNM Rainforest Innovations


Online via Zoom