March 22, 2018

Belle Frank, a prolific mentor, has some advice for all of us: Try to work with people you respect.  This sounds so simple, but the impact is great.  Surrounding ourselves with people we admire, respect and value gives us firm ground to work from.  From this inspiratio...

March 19, 2018

It is a great personal reward to have an impact on people. ~ Al Alcorn

January 10, 2018

The quote "Have a Dialogical Experience" is from a conversation I had with Rabbi Niles Goldstein. He said we should all have dialogical conversations. How can we have worthwhile relationships if we don't have two-way conversations? We all know the impo...

January 8, 2018

Who comes to mind when you think of mentor? An experienced professional or professor? Radio show host usually doesn't come to mind. But, Tom is just that. His story leading to mentorship is an interesting one...a path many have been down, but not all lead to men...

January 7, 2018

Mentoring isn't recent. There are heaps of examples from the Bible, it was formally named in Greek mythology (Mentor was a character), and not so long ago the mentoring relationship we now think of was referred to as an apprenticeship. So, what is the big deal?...

January 5, 2018

Robin Roach lost more than 100 pounds. What was the holy grail for her? Diet and exercise were a big help, but her MENTOR got her through the weightloss and now mentors help with maintenance. She does crossfit, and now mentors others who are changing their lives. S...

January 4, 2018

Have you ever wondered who mentors psychologists? Who inspires them and guides them? Dr. Kirkland Vaughans talks about his first mentor, and how he now mentors other psychologists the same way his mentor guided him. Mentorship changed his life and he is changing the...

January 3, 2018

We often think of mentorship as something fairly recent, but the bible introduces us to many of the mentors who guided their mentees to bring forth change and make meaning in the world. The bible is a great way to trace the legacy mentors leave through their mentees....

January 1, 2018

What values, skills, passion, or knowledge do you want to pass on? What do you want your mark on the world to be? You have the opportunity to influence someone, change a community, and to change the world. So, when making your resolution this year, make one that wil...

December 31, 2017

Did you know "The Book of Ruth" could be called "The Book of Naomi"?  

We think of mentorship as something modern, but there are examples from the bible of mentors, their legacies, and their relationships with their mentees.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, we can all l...

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The Mentor Project documents the role of mentoring and its powerful impact not only on the mentees but the mentor. During my research what I discovered was astonishing. After nearly 45 in-depth interviews all the participants unanimously said being a mentor changed their life. It is now my mission to let others know the value and benefits mentors receive from giving back."

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A Harvard Business Review (2016) article states: "older people who mentor and support younger people in work and in life are three times as likely to be happy as those who fail to engage in this way".