Profiles in Mentoring

My mentor, every day, dressed up like a giant bird.
By September 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

My mentor, every day, dressed up like a giant bird.

Melissa Reese PR & Social Media Specialist at Sylvia Marketing & Public Relations An Unlikely #Mentor Sep 1, 2015 Almost 10 years ago, I was introduced to a person that would alter my trajectory in such a colossal way I am still discovering the impact he made. He wasn’t a top level executive, or boasting a […]

My mentor kisses pigs: Does Your Mentor Go to Great Lengths?
By August 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

My mentor kisses pigs: Does Your Mentor Go to Great Lengths?

by Elizabeth Brajevich, Undergradate at Michigan State University Dr.  Laurie Thorp is the director of RISE, the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment at my college, Michigan State University. She has been my academic adviser, teacher, and mentor for three years. My ears perked up when she announced an opportunity for my freshman year cohort […]

Shaquille O’Neil pays tribute to “the reason I have become the man I am”

Shaquille O’Neil pays tribute to “the reason I have become the man I am”

To My brother’s keeper, Uncle Mike by Shaquille O’Neil There are some people that we are just meant to experience life with. When those people happen to be in your family, the world can seem a lot less scary. With these mentors in our corner, we are raised with the determination and confidence to realize […]

#thankyourmentor: Wharton professor and author pays tribute to his mentor

#thankyourmentor: Wharton professor and author pays tribute to his mentor

Aug 4, 2015 He Never Gave his last lecture Adam Grant In this series, professionals thank those who helped them reach where they are today. Read the posts here, then write your own. Use #ThankYourMentor and @mention your mentor when sharing. To millions of beloved readers, Jeff Zaslow was the advice columnist who replaced Ann […]

#Thankyourmentor: NBC Anchor thanks her mentor

#Thankyourmentor: NBC Anchor thanks her mentor

  In this series, professionals thank those who helped them reach where they are today. Read the posts here, then write your own. Use #ThankYourMentor and @mention your mentor when sharing. Dylan Dreyer:  I never knew I needed one so I never searched one out, but when you find a mentor it will change your […]

For this educator, teaching is mentoring

For this educator, teaching is mentoring

By John Warner, Chronicle of Higher Education It is safe to say that I would not be here, doing this, if not for the assistance of mentors. One of the most important of those mentors was my undergraduate creative writing professor at the University of Illinois, Philip Graham. He’s been present in just about every stage […]

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 […]

Meet author and former CEO Walter Green on the new Mentoring Today radio show

Meet author and former CEO Walter Green on the new Mentoring Today radio show

f you’ve enjoyed reading Vince Reardon’s Pocket Mentor entries, then you might want to try his new radio show, “Mentoring Today with Vince Reardon,” a weekly, 30-minute radio program offering listeners guest interviews about mentoring youth. All shows will be available through the MentoringU podcast series on iTunes, but listening live gives you the chance to call […]