Meet Zach

Hello, I am Zach.
This is my story.

…or at least the parts I think you
might find interesting!

The University
Of Memphis

After five long years at the University of Memphis and enduring the much too common strife of exploring three different majors and several minors along the way, I finally graduated with my Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems.

The MILE Program

During my time in the business school, I applied and was accepted into the Memphis Institute for Leadership Education, which pairs top business students with mentors from local companies for the academic year. Throughout the 2011-2012 school year, I participated in organized events along with 50+ other pairs and some events one-on-one with my mentor. It was during my time in the MILE program that I found my passion for personal development. Of course, I was given opportunities to discuss and explore possible career paths and prepare for applying for internships. However, I really enjoyed the more unique exercises such as studying my natural versus learned behaviors with my mentor or listening to guest speakers talk to the us about how they found passion in their lives and pursued their dreams. I left each of these sessions feeling inspired – that I knew myself better than when I arrived or that I too, just like the speaker, could overcome any obstacle and achieve my dreams as well.

At the end of the year, I knew I had to find a way to stay involved with MILE and continue to grow and inspire myself through the program. For a year or two, I volunteered to help set up for each meeting and clean up afterward so I could be in the room. During that time, I was even invited to serve on the MILE Advisory Board. After a few years, I applied to become a mentor and have served in this capacity ever since.

Zach at his graduation from the MILE program in May 2012.

Early Career

In the summer of 2012, I landed my internship at AutoZone’s corporate office. When I graduated in 2013, I was offered and accepted a full-time job with my team. While I enjoyed my job, I found even more satisfaction in the relationships I built. Over the years, I began to volunteer as an intern navigator, which means that each summer I was paired with an intern to help mentor them throughout their summer experience. Each year, more interns were hired on full-time, and I continued to coach them unofficially on anything and everything from handling conflict with coworkers to setting up their retirement saving to managing home life and wedding planning. This is when I first really started wondering how I could build these relationships and mentor people on my own.

Zach Roberts

Drawing from experiences in my own career and from 5+ years of mentoring college students and those transitioning to life after graduation, I have put together this program to help guide young adults through this overwhelming but rewarding time in their lives.

Request a free 15-minute introductory call to learn more about the course and what to expect.