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Alan Alda discusses how his mentor taught him to distinguish the person from the behavior and to test assumptions

Alan Alda discusses how his mentor taught him to distinguish the person from the behavior and to test assumptions

Chapter 1 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, actor, director, screenwriter, and author, Alan Alda discusses how his mentor taught him to distinguish the person from the behavior and to test assumptions.            

Listen and Learn! Bill Clinton reflects on his southern roots and Nelson Mandela

Listen and Learn! Bill Clinton reflects on his southern roots and Nelson Mandela

Chapter 41 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, politician, former Governor of Arkansas and the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton reflects on important advice and teachings from his southern roots and Nelson Mandela.  

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Marcia Gay Harden remembers all those who played a part in the formation of who she is today
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Marcia Gay Harden remembers all those who played a part in the formation of who she is today

Chapter 92 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, actress, Marcia Gay Harden star of the CBS medical drama ‘Code Black’ and recurring character in the ABC drama ‘How to Get Away with Murder’, peers back over her life of success remembering all those who played a part in the formation […]

James Earl Jones speaks about the teacher that helped him find his voice and lose his stutter

James Earl Jones speaks about the teacher that helped him find his voice and lose his stutter

In chapter 103 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Tony, Golden Globe and, Emmy award winning actor, James Earl Jones, speaks about the teacher that helped him find his voice and lose his stutter.  

John McCain remembers the teacher who provided him with the idealism he admired and emulated.

John McCain remembers the teacher who provided him with the idealism he admired and emulated.

In chapter 126 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, United States Senator, Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 and a prisoner of the Vietnam War, John McCain, remembers the teacher who provided him with the idealism he admired and emulated.

Cindy Crawford, talks about the advice and influence of her parents, teachers and early modeling coworkers

Cindy Crawford, talks about the advice and influence of her parents, teachers and early modeling coworkers

  Chapter 46 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, American supermodel, international celebrity, actress and spokesperson, Cindy Crawford, talks about the advice and influence of her parents, teachers and early modeling coworkers.  

The late Sir David Frost recalls his high school English teacher

The late Sir David Frost recalls his high school English teacher

Chapter 77 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host David Frost recalls his high school English teacher who encouraged him to think critically and for himself.  

Edward Asner remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher

Edward Asner remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher

In Chapter 7 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life,Edward Asner, film, television, and stage actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, remembers the enduring influence of his high school football coach and his journalism teacher.              

The late Walter Cronkite’s reflection on his high school mentor, Fred Birney

The late Walter Cronkite’s reflection on his high school mentor, Fred Birney

In Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book, The Person Who Changed My Life, acclaimed broadcast journalist and anchorman Walter Cronkite discussed his high school mentor — a man who was instrumental in setting him on his lifelong career path of journalism. Here is an excerpt by Walter Cronkite: I went to San Jacinto High School in Houston, Texas, in […]

“The Person Who Changed My Life” Podcast series goes live!

“The Person Who Changed My Life” Podcast series goes live!

New York, NY (Tuesday, June 9, 2015) – Mentoring USA and MENTOR/UMB: Center for Evidence Based Mentoring are pleased to announce a collaboration around the airing of podcasts about prominent people and their mentors. The podcasts draw from the entries of the critically acclaimed book, The Person Who Changed My Life, which was edited by Mrs. […]