Rebecca Climer Keynotes Aug 14 RUTHERFORD Cable Meeting on Mentoring

Jul 26, 2018 at 01:57 pm by RutherfordCable

RUTHERFORD Cable begins a year-long celebration of its 10th anniversary

Have you ever wondered if you need a mentor to help you grow in your business or organization? 

To get an answer to this question, and to learn more about mentoring, join us at RUTHERFORD Cable Tuesday, Aug. 14 to find out. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. and will conclude at 9 a.m. at Stones River Country Club. 

Guests are encouraged to attend and can register at

Rebecca Climer, former Saint Thomas Health Chief Marketing Officer (now retired), is now Of Counsel with health care consulting company Jarrard, Phillips, Cate and Hancock, and will be our keynote speaker that morning. 

This meeting and Climer’s keynote presentation are part of the year-long celebration of RUTHERFORD Cable’s 10th anniversary. All five Founders of RUTHERFORD Cable, including local businesswomen Andrea Loughry, Robbie Uselton, Stephanie Brackman, Terri Sterling Donovan and Rebecca Climer, will be recognized at the August meeting. 

Climer says the term “mentor” has evolved from being a noun, typically used to describe a more experienced professional guiding a younger protégée, to a verb that today describes an action that is dynamic, intentional and beneficial to both the mentor and the mentee. 

“When people are entering the workforce for the first time, looking to change or enhance their careers, or simply wanting to master a new skill, the mentoring relationship can be key to achieving short-term and long-term goals,” Climer said.

 In her presentation, Climer will discuss how the mentoring role has evolved over time, the benefits of the mentoring relationship to both mentor and mentee, roles and responsibilities of both and steps to establish and maintain a positive relationship, the difference between a mentor and a coach, and mentoring both in and out of the work environment.

 “I want people to come away from our morning together and be able to successfully articulate whether or not they believe they need a mentor or would like to be a mentor,” Climer added.  Attendees will also receive a list of resources about mentoring.

The RUTHERFORD Cable monthly meeting is Tues., Aug. 14 at Stones River Country Club, 1830 N.W. Broad St. in Murfreesboro. RUTHERFORD Cable members and guests are welcome, and the public is invited to attend. The cost for the meeting is $20 for members and $25 for non-members and includes breakfast. Reservations are available online at and must be completed by Noon Friday, Aug. 10. A limited number of seats will be available for walk-ups on a first-come, first-serve basis with an additional $5 late-registration fee.

Rebecca Climer is a veteran healthcare communications professional and serves as “of counsel” to Jarrard Phillips Cate and Hancock agency clients in Nashville and Chicago. Jarrard Phillips Cate and Hancock is known nationally for its strategic approach to healthcare communications.  Before her retirement, she was Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for Saint Thomas Health, Ascension’s Tennessee Ministry, and spent 36 years with the faith-based health system.

At Saint Thomas, Climer was responsible for the administration of all communications efforts for the nine-hospital system including budgeting and planning, marketing, internal and external communications, digital\social media platforms and brand and reputation management.

Climer led a system rebranding effort and oversaw the development of the “Nothing shall be Impossible” communication platform that received more than 30 local, regional and national awards for healthcare advertising. She began her career in Murfreesboro as Director of Staff Development for Middle Tennessee Medical Center, now Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Climer’s community service activities have focused on the American Heart Association, where she is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and a past chair of the Go Red Movement, Greater Nashville Council on Aging, Rutherford CABLE and Murfreesboro Junior League.  Climer received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University.  


RUTHERFORD Cable is a 10-year-old organization of approximately 260 members promoting the professional advancement of women. The organization provides professional and personal development, as well as business growth, through building long-term relationships, structured networking and referrals. The organization is the first chapter of the 30-year-old Nashville Cable.  

Monthly breakfast meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, with informal networking beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by structured, facilitated networking and top business-related keynote speakers.  Meetings are concluded by 9 a.m.  Free networking events are held monthly in addition to special workshops and a yearly mentoring program underwritten by First Tennessee Bank; the Center for Executive Leadership in partnership with the Middle Tennessee State University Honors College and the Jones College of Business and underwritten by Nissan; RUTHERFORD Cable is the presenter of the RUTHERFORD ATHENA International Leadership Award Program. The organization’s mission is to be the premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement.  

RUTHERFORD Cable sponsors include: Nissan, Deloitte, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, First Tennessee Bank, Ascend Federal Credit Union, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, TrustPoint Hospital, State Farm, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, Reliant Bank, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Creekside at Three Rivers Assisted Living, Delta Dental, GOCO Center for Aesthetics, and Hilton Garden Inn. To learn more, or to join, visit


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