Ivan DeLeon

Life & Personal Development Mentee

Hi! I'm a former senior features writer for a few major digital publishers like Uproxx, Paste Magazine, and Fansided. I had much success in that field, producing a bevy of viral long-form articles and racking up over 2k bylines and a few billion views. Writing is my first love and best skill.

I watched the publishing industry, as we knew it, crash around 2015-2016. Since then, I pivoted towards digital marketing. I have two bachelor's degrees in journalism and multimedia production respectively. I've also honed my skills in my other creative passion: music production. I'm at a place now where I can monetize that craft.

One of my biggest issues in the past, unfortunately, is alcoholism. I was a functioning alcoholic for years until I wasn't. My addiction compromised amazing opportunities. I'm four-months sober now. I want to achieve the great heights I know that I'm capable of. I need some guidance. My focus is split between my passions for creativity and entrepreneurship. I'm patient and open-minded. I'm ready to excel in life both for myself and my two young children.

What I Expect From A Mentor:

I only expect honest guidance from a mentor. Someone who will hold me accountable. Someone who's empathetic but strong. I'd like to speak with my mentor 2-3 times a week.

More about this mentee:

  • Member since about 3 years

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