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?...

December 1, 2017

Did you know the benefits of mentoring don't just affect the mentee? Mentors get a lot out of guiding others. Often times more than the person they are helping. Giving back isn't a chore, a burden, or a random act of altruism. Dorie Clark helps others to a...

November 24, 2017

Dave Lemanczyk, a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, spends his time in retirement coaching and mentoring kids. His method isn't simply to teach them the technique needed to play, but to teach them a way of thinking. His motto is "If you hate losing, don'...

November 21, 2017

Nana Brendolyn taught them values and structure. Her legacy continues with her grandchildren.

November 18, 2017

Becky Bace wasn't born with a silver spoon anywhere near her mouth. She was one of seven children born and raised in the deep South to a long haul trucker and his Japanese war bride.

November 17, 2017

Mentorship is a form of giving. The happiness when we help someone else is Darma Joy, and it can last forever.

November 16, 2017

Did you know "Grandparenting" is a form of mentorship?  Even more interesting...Did you know that you don't have to be a grandparent in order to "grandparent"?  Susan Silver is doing just that.  She is mentoring her "munchkin", who is not her biological granddaughter,...

November 15, 2017

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” 
~ Pablo Picasso

I’ve always believed that my true mission in life ran considerably deeper than simply being a “buddy” or a “friend” to others. Dramatically deeper. In truth, I...

November 15, 2017

Chief Strategy Officer Young & Rubicam Global Health Practice and author of The Advertising On Ramp. Belle says "Mentoring is a lean out position. It's about listening and offering suggestions but its not about telling people what to do. "

Belle talks about being a woma...

November 10, 2017

As founder of The Mentor Project, I’ve spoken with nearly 100 mentors, from informal mentors such as grandparents, artists, athletes, and step-parents to formal mentors like judges, physicians, military leaders, and techies. With the diversity of mentoring opportunitie...

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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".