Amplify Your Voice by Having a Sponsor with Jhaymee Tynan [Finding Your Voice Series]: Podcast Ep. 183

Amplify Your Voice by Having a Sponsor with Jhaymee Tynan [Finding Your Voice Series]: Podcast Ep. 183 | Speaking Your Brand

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If you’ve seen the incredible production of the play “Hamilton,” you may remember the song, “The room where it happens.”

In it, Aaron Burr laments that he wants to be in the room where it happens – where leaders make decisions, make compromises, make opportunities for themselves and those who they are allied with.

The idea is that to get traction, to have your ideas heard, to be successful, you want to be where things are going on, where you can make a difference, where the people around you can help you out. 

But what happens if it’s not possible for you to be in that room?

You need people who are advocates for you, people who are in those rooms, especially higher-level rooms that you may not have access to or be invited to or be there at that moment, who can advocate on your behalf, who can recommend you for a speaking engagement, who can refer you to a new client, who can nominate you for an award or an opportunity.

This is what it means to have a sponsor: a person who advocates for you in the rooms where you are not.

Having a sponsor amplifies your voice – and you can amplify other voices by being a sponsor for them.

My guest today is Jhaymee Tynan, who is Assistant Vice President of Integration at Atrium Health, a $10bn integrated healthcare delivery system in Charlotte, NC, and is passionate about sponsorship, particularly to advance women of color.

Earlier this year, Jhaymee launched her 100 x 2030 initiative to sponsor 100 women of color in healthcare in the next 10 years – and to encourage others to do so as well.

We worked together recently to create her signature talk so she can share this message of the power of sponsorship with more organizations.

In this episode, Jhaymee and I talk about:

  • The difference between a sponsor and a mentor
  • The 5 C’s of a great sponsor
  • How you can become sponsor-ready
  • Why Jhaymee created her 100 x 2030 initiative
  • Jhaymee’s stress management strategies (including 2 book recommendations)
  • How we worked together to create her signature talk to promote her initiative – and what she found especially helpful

This episode is part of our podcast series on “Finding Your Voice.”

About My Guest: Jhaymee Tynan, PMP®, PfMP®, FACHE® is Assistant Vice President, Integration at Atrium Health, Charlotte, N.C. In her current role, she leads the system’s Integration Management Office, which provides day-to-day operations and strategy leadership for post-merger integration activities with current and new partners. Before joining Atrium Health, Jhaymee was Business Transformation Manager at Deloitte Consulting in the Global Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice. 

Jhaymee received a M.B.A. in General Management from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, a master’s degree in project management from The George Washington University, Washington D.C., and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, V.A.

Jhyamee is the Creator and Founder of #100×2030, a career movement designed to increase diversity at the senior and C-Suite levels of healthcare organizations across the globe. Jhaymee personally made a commitment to sponsor 100 women of color in healthcare by 2030 to demonstrate the importance of sponsorship and to amplify the careers for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in the healthcare industry.

About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs at



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