Best Quotes About Mentors

My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed. -Mark Warner

You treat characters like people you meet in life-friends or mentors. -Wes Bentley

One in the third film, I'm looking forward to meeting one of the Dementors. -Rupert Grint

And I'd watch George C. Scott from backstage. He was one of my mentors. -Jeffrey Tambor

I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment. -James Levine

We've never performed the song live outside of recording it in the studio. That was a dream come true because Whitney, she's an icon and she's been one of my main mentors in this business. -Deborah Cox

Context begins with other artists – seniors and mentors. -Kenneth Noland

Bob Dylan is out of the mentorship of Allen Ginsberg. -Peter Fonda

My mentors are people like Cameron Crowe and Carrie Fisher. -Courtney Love

The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction. -Isaiah Thomas

You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself. -Diana Ross

I'm proud of my mentors. Ray Charles is the strongest influence on me as a singer. -Michael Bolton

Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life. -Laurence Fishburne

Dr. Cox mentors the rookie doctors with a spoonful of dirt and then a cup of sugar. I see him as an archetypal descendent of two of my favorite curmudgeonly characters: Lou Grant and Louie De Palma. -John C. McGinley

The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime. -Curt Schilling

I was lucky enough to have great mentors both in the culinary world and in the world of chefs who became celebrities. Bobby Flay is one of my dearest friends and a tremendous mentor for me. Mario Batali is the same way. They began doing TV a little before me and they showed me the way. -Michael Symon

Your environment doesn't define you. I don't have a lot of money, but I can help train people and I can talk to people. We can all be mentors to the next generation. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Emotional 'literacy' implies an expanded responsibility for schools in helping to socialize children. This daunting task requires two major changes: that teachers go beyond their traditional mission and that people in the community become more involved with schools as both active participants in children's learning and as individual mentors. -Daniel Goleman

Anything that activates the joy center in the brain makes you happy, and therefore protects you. Oddly enough, that's what they do in 'Harry Potter': The nurse gives the kids chocolates when they've been near the Dementors! -Jane Siberry

Obama might do well to remember that his fast rise from the Illinois state Senate was due in large part to an uncanny ability to make friends and find mentors. -Ron Fournier

Young people need the hands-on training that comes with a summer job. They need to know how to dress for success and nail job interviews. But most of all, they need mentorship, guidance, and inspiration. -Hilda Solis

I have, I think, eight mentors. It's crazy, but I need them. They are all really important to me. They keep me grounded and advise me. -Jamie Bell

I've seen that phenomenally successful people believe they can learn something from everybody. I call them 'mavericks with mentors.' Richard Branson, for instance, is a total maverick but he surrounds himself with incredibly successful, smart people and he listens to them. -Brendon Burchard

I have been lucky enough to work with the world's best designers and top stylists – who have been my mentors. -Alessandra Ambrosio

I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives. -Tayari Jones

When I was about 14, in about 1984, I decided to become a great poet. Faber & Faber was going to publish me, and when Ted Hughes read my first anthology he would invite me to Yorkshire for meat pies and mentorship. -David Mitchell

I had some great mentors as I was coming up and starting to sing so early – I've been singing since I was four. I had people telling me how to preserve myself. -Gladys Knight

Listen to advice from people who have been there and done that. It is so hard to believe that when you are young, but parents, mentors, teachers, they can all be so valuable when it comes to advice. -Lauren Conrad

I encourage all of you to seek out teachers and mentors that challenge you to think for yourself and guide you to find your own voice. -Renee Olstead

Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that's where the real work gets done. -Junot Diaz

Simply stated, girls want role models and mentors. -Anna Maria Chavez

A creative writing program is only as good as its teachers, and I was fortunate in having two great writers as mentors. -Jay McInerney

How do you make your company a good place to work in general? That's a really, really, really large and complex set of skills. A lot of it is on-the-job training, combined with excellent mentorship. -Ben Horowitz

Why is it that English, drama and music teachers are most often recalled as our mentors and inspirations? Maybe because artists are rarely members of the popular crowd. -Roger Ebert

I always wish I'd had more mentors, better mentors, wiser mentors, people who were proper professional working musicians to guide me as I was coming up. -Keith Urban

I had some great mentors as I was coming up and starting to sing so early – I've been singing since I was four. -Gladys Knight

I never had a strategy about my life. I didn't have enough information to have a strategy. I'm the first person in my family to go to college. I had no family mentors. -Alan Dershowitz

I've had mentors who were kind of the troubadour singer-songwriters, like Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, and that's just what I've always liked – people who would talk real honestly about their lives and their circumstance. -Jewel

I think it's important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven't had the right mentors and supporters around them – because of circumstances beyond their control. -Q'orianka Kilcher

You need mentors, people with that desire to support women and the vision to have more. We have that in Anglo American in a big way. -Cynthia Carroll

Seek women mentors. If you're a businesswoman, look at the TEDx conferences. There's a lot of businesswomen that speak on there. I find them extremely inspiring. -Jane Fonda

Supremely, spiritual directors/mentors/pastors are persons who have a sense of being 'established' in God. Otherwise they are too dangerous to be allowed into the soul space of others. -Richard Foster

I've had many mentors, but the one that has the most impact was my mother. -Ursula Burns

I've had a life that has taken many interesting paths. I've learned a lot from mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I want to share what I've learned. -Herbie Hancock

My life has been immensely enriched by gay mentors, colleagues and friends, and any discrimination and persecution of gay people is unacceptable. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

As for my band, well, my mentors were Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, and no one had a band more smartly dressed than Duke. -B. B. King

My mentors in life are much older than me and have been through life. They can actually give me some sound advice on what I'm going through. -Nicole Trunfio

Not just my parents, but teachers, friends, mentors – a host of people are to be thanked for any success I have had, and a whole lot of just plain luck. -Ellen McLaughlin

Kids in college often look for mentors and role models to model their careers after, and women don't have the equivalent of a Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. I think it's a self-perpetuating loop. -Ruchi Sanghvi

I have worked for a lot of really great leaders and mentors that I felt provided me, along with many of my peers – many of them women – opportunities. -Mary Barra

For the jihadists, Muslim women who embrace Western mores, and wear tight jeans or mini skirts, are hated symbols of corruption that need to be eradicated. For the ideological mentors of Breivik, a similar disturbance comes from the burqa, which is banned in France and Belgium, partly thanks to their efforts. -Mustafa Akyol

To obfuscate the reconstruction of the effect – when a magician is fooled by another magician doing magic. In my career that's not been the major passion, but it's been the passion of a number of my mentors. The crowning achievement for them would be to create magic good enough to fool other magicians. -Ricky Jay

I've definitely had mentors, whether parents or friends or actors who I like. -Paul Dano

It took me a few years to explain to my colleagues and my mentors and the people that I looked up to and I wrestled that I'm not in wrestling anymore. I'm in sports entertainment. Pro' wrestling doesn't mean that we're saying we're a step up above amateur wrestling, because there's nothing above Olympic wrestling. -Kurt Angle

I was very fortunate to have some great mentors. A father that was always in my life set the example every day at home. Everybody asks me, 'What was your role model?' My role model slept 20 feet from me every night. I could always go talk to him and ask him questions no matter what it was about. -Larry Fitzgerald

If it weren't for the mentorship and guidance from people like my mother, James Brown and others, I wouldn't have been able to make something of my life. -Al Sharpton

I believe God has a path for me. He's always had a path for me, and I've always been in the right place at the right time – not because of my efforts, but because of my preparation and because of the guides that I have, the mentors that I have, the spiritual walkers that I've had all my life. -Judith Jamison

I tell young people that people aren't just going to flock to you as your mentors. You have to seek them out. It could be your next-door neighbor; it could be somebody upstairs from you, somebody down the block from you. An aunt or an uncle. Some relative. A parent. -Judith Jamison

In a world where people are hungry for quick fixes and sound bites, for instant gratification, there's no patience for the long, slow rebuilding process: implementing after-school programs, hiring more community workers to act as mentors, adding more job training programs in marginalized areas. -Dan Hill

If you look at my Instagram, girls are just beating down my door for tips or a job or mentorship. I can't hire every single one of them. My story is one thing that gives them hope. It's an unconventional story with anecdotes, commonsense advice and a big dose of permission to figure things out for yourself. -Sophia Amoruso

I feel like I've done a pretty good job of scaling because I got some great mentors along the way that helped me realize I just have to build a phenomenal team around me that makes my job a lot easier. -Nick Woodman

One of my mentors early on was Eli Harari, the founder of SanDisk, who happened to be a friend of my dad's. -Nick Woodman

If you are starving and young and in search of answers as to why your life is so difficult, fundamentalism can be alluring. We know this for a fact because former members of Boko Haram have admitted it: They offer impressionable young people money and the promise of food, while the group's mentors twist their minds with fanaticism. -Muhammadu Buhari

San Diego shaped me a lot. The visual landscapes, the emotional panoramas, the teachers and mentors I had from the third grade through San Diego High – it's all a big part of the poetry fountain that I continue to drink from. -Juan Felipe Herrera

I used to think that the worst form of discrimination for women was being hit on or hearing something disparaging. What's even more challenging for young women is a very senior male who will take an interest in you, who see themselves as father figures or mentors. -Leila Janah

If you don't go talk to your boss, if you don't go talk to your mentors, if you don't go talk to people who can influence where you want to be, then they don't know. And they're not mind readers. -Brian Krzanich

The film 'Documented,' a project of the nonprofit and nonpartisan Define American campaign, is about my families: the family I was blessed to be born into, and the family of friends, mentors and allies that I found when I moved to the United States at 12, a Filipino kid trying to make sense of my new home in America. -Jose Antonio Vargas

Women in business are talented leaders who can share their skills as trainers, mentors and advocates. -Melanne Verveer

Across the Jewish community, the MLK Shabbat Suppers are part of Repair the World's multi-year effort to mobilize Jews across the nation to serve as tutors, mentors, and college access coaches for public school children. -Lynn Schusterman

It is striking to see the magnitude of impact mentorship and tutoring can have on student performance and young lives. -Lynn Schusterman

Our job as friends, mentors, parents, and writing coaches is not to write anyone's college essay. That's cheating. Plus, it sends a discouraging message to the teenager that he or she can't be trusted with this important assignment. Trust the student to write the essay, but verify that it gets done. Gentle editing and proofreading are allowed. -Kate Klise

Eric Schmidt from Google is one of my favorite mentors. And Eric would always say this very humbling thing that's really true, which is, he would say, 'Good executives confuse themselves when they convince themselves that they actually do things.' -Marissa Mayer

At Camfed, we have focused on transforming the vicious cycle of poverty in many rural African communities into a cycle of opportunity. Alumnae of Camfed's programs go on to become role models and mentors for future generations of young students. We call this the 'virtuous circle,' and we know this is a model that works. -Ann Cotton

I started racing BMX when I was five years old. I followed in my brother's footsteps, and I was a little tomboy. When I came into the sport, there wasn't many women. I raced with the boys; I looked up to the boys, and all my mentors were boys. -Caroline Buchanan

My family is mostly a chosen one. I've managed to invite some really amazing people into my life and they become family. Brothers, sisters, siblings, mentors, role models. And I like to live that way, where your family bleeds out into the larger community. -Adrian Grenier

My personal style at this point in my life is more audio; it's more driven on less visual and more musicality. But because of my upbringing, my fabulous mentors and teachers that I've had throughout my dance journey or career, I also possess a style that is of the past. It was just a matter of me reaching back. -Savion Glover

Mentorship is an incredibly huge responsibility. And you need to choose your mentors carefully, just like mentors choose their apprentices carefully. There has to be trust there, on a very deep level. -Jimmy Chin

The Israeli government has already established a fund to encourage young Arab women, specifically from the Bedouin community, to study engineering. We are funding their university studies and providing them with mentors who assist them with their studies and the job placement process. -Naftali Bennett

I'm not a person of mentors. -Tzipi Livni

I started working in the oilfield upon graduating high school. I was on the service end of it, driving tank trucks for Johnny Geer for a couple years and learning about oil and gas production. I had a whole cadre of mentors. -Harold Hamm

I had many, many mentors that I worked with. Music teachers, choir directors, directors in summer stock or in regional theater. You know, people I was able to work with repeatedly and learn from who were really sort of appropriate people for me to work with at a given time in my development as an actor. -J. K. Simmons

After a performance, I met the man who would later be my acting coach who helped me get into my acting conservatory. It was apparent to me that there were many others who were in support of me becoming an actor and making a name for myself. I am forever grateful to those teachers and mentors who instead of saying, 'Why you?' said, 'Why not you?' -Vincent Rodriguez III

It is a great honor to become Executive Producer of 'Frontline.' David Fanning's mentorship and partnership over the past fifteen years has been extraordinary. I am inspired by his legacy and honored to guide 'Frontline's future. -Raney Aronson-Rath

I look at where I'm at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life. -Kendrick Lamar

All of us are mentors. You're mentors right here and now. And one of the things I've always done throughout my life, I have always found that person, that group of people that I was going to reach my hand out and help bring them along with me. -Michelle Obama

My advice is for veterans to seek out mentors, people who are doing what you want to do. You have to decide what you want and have a goal. Don't worry about how you're going to do it. Just trust that you'll get there. -Rob Riggle

When I heard The Beatles, that was my turning point. They were like my mentors. You know, the funny thing about that, when I heard 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand,' at first I said these guys are like a flash in the pan. But the second album, I had to take all that back. John Lennon – one of the greatest writers in the world. -Billy Paul

There are lots of women I look up to, but mentors are someone you talk to and not just admire. A lot of my friends that I trust are my mentors. -Kate Moss

If I'm with my dad, yeah, he's going to talk a good bit about the business. He just kind of mentors me and tells me what he's thinking about my stuff. -Roman Reigns

I feel like I've been very blessed to have some great mentors through the years, starting with Don James, who was my college coach, who really inspired me to want to be a coach, which is not something that I really had in mind. -Nick Saban

My mentors were very good. -Jamila Woods

I had mentors, growing up in gay life – older gay men who told me about our history and the history of art and culture – but somehow, the younger generation missed out on that synergy. -RuPaul

I think I will never stop having mentors. -Alex Guarnaschelli

I was at a ballpark as much as I was in school. I was on a basketball court or football field as much as I was in school, so I definitely was receiving mentorship when it came to coaches, my father, my grandfather, and my uncles. -Omari Hardwick

I probably have a small number of people that are consistently advisors and mentors, but I'm much more likely to have a broader array of… almost like an unofficial board of advisors, where I know that certain people are going to be good for certain types of topics. -Kathryn Minshew

I'm good at what I do and still improving as I learn from mentors, founders, partners, friends, family, strangers, my own investors, and the experience itself. -Chris Sacca

To this day, I have an open door policy. I seek out interns and young women and try to help them. Women mentors were important to me, and I want to do that for others. -Gretchen Carlson

I understand the importance of mentorship for young people, even outside their parents. That's more important now than ever. You gotta have that support system everywhere you can. -Craig Robinson

I had great mentors in my parents who always sought to understand the world around them. And they would push me to really think things through. -Mae Jemison

Are any of us self-taught? It just means I didn't go to school for it. But you do have teachers. You have mentors. -Richard Linklater

Everyone I've worked with – in my eyes – they are mentors and heroes. -Jamie Brewer

Seek out counsel and be a mentor to people, because then they learn how to be mentors. -Cathy Engelbert

I've been fortunate in life to benefit from family, educators, work colleagues, and a set of mentors and sponsors, all of whom did not hesitate to offer and support me with every opportunity to achieve what I set out to do. -Cathy Engelbert

I joined a very male-dominated profession back in 1986. I wanted to work with big multinational Fortune 500 companies, but you don't come into the firm and automatically get those. So, quite frankly, a key to my success was that I found male mentors and male sponsors. I think some women are afraid to say that. -Cathy Engelbert

Don't wait for someone to tap you on the shoulder. Make your goals known and proactively develop relationships with those that can help get you there either in the form of mentors or sponsors. -Lynne Doughtie

Some mentors are more challenging than others. -Bonnie Hammer

People need to be in charge of their development plan. They need to seek out their sponsors and their mentors and be very strategic. -Denise Morrison

You can't become a CEO without working hard and delivering results, but that will only take you so far. Building and leveraging strong relationships with mentors and sponsors will take you the rest of the way. -Denise Morrison

When I started my company in the U.S. I was always told by my mentors, 'If you want to start a tech company, you need a technical co-founder,' because outsourcing just doesn't work. It is too slow, it is too expensive, and the product is going to change a lot. -Cheryl Yeoh

There are many philanthropists who we admire and have learned a great deal from, including mentors like Bill and Melinda Gates and peers like Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz. -Priscilla Chan

The truth is we're all searching. We're all looking for guidance, for mentors, and I'm by no means someone to follow. -Jason Momoa

There are not enough female VCs in an industry so traditionally dominated by males. There are not enough female mentors who are actively engaged with female founders. We need women VCs and entrepreneurs to stand up, get loud, and help guide their peers. -David Cohen

I wish I had had more mentorship and more access, not only for capital, but the critical thinking. -David Cohen

At TechStars, I have the privilege of working with hundreds of the best and brightest start-up mentors on the planet. We coach our mentors to take a Socratic approach and to provide data rather than decisions. -David Cohen

The best mentors present their opinions simply as data and not as direction. -David Cohen

TechStars is mentorship-driven. -David Cohen

Strong community and mentorship are the lifeblood of any successful entrepreneurial ecosystem, and it's exciting the Boulder is showing the world just what sort of impact these things can actually have. -David Cohen

I was lucky to have amazing mentors like Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. -David Cohen

To address what seems like an endless cycle of gender inequity in media, I believe we need to think beyond what our industry has already tried to do through mentorships and internships. We need to stop talking and start moving the needle, and one solution is to simply give women jobs. -Nancy Dubuc

I loved Mia Hamm, and I really looked up to Julie Foudy as well, who is one of my mentors. -Ali Krieger

I had good coaches and mentors. They helped me a lot, and I trusted them when they tapped on my shoulder to move to the next level. And maybe I've been smart enough to always say yes more than no when I've been proposed a new and challenging jobs. -Pierre Nanterme

I caught the mentorship bug when I was Miss California U.S.A. and volunteered to mentor for a brand new program called 'Who's Your Hero.' I literally fell in love with the impact it all has, not only on the girls but on myself – giving back is such a powerful thing. -Meagan Tandy

I have mentors like Erykah Badu. She's been like a big sister to me. -Janelle Monae

When I got out of the military, I finished up my education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and I had some mentors who said, 'You got what it takes. You should consider going to graduate school, getting a Ph.D. in neuroscience.' I didn't think I had what it took until somebody who had a Ph.D. told me I had what it takes. -Carl Hart

To me, mentorships and internships are two big pillars in business development. I believe in having multiple mentors. -Troy Carter

Our camps and workshops offer a space where girls of color can learn computer science and coding principles alongside their peers, with mentorship from female role models who have established themselves in tech fields where women, and minority women in particular, tend to be underrepresented. -Kimberly Bryant

David and Ellen Siminoff are legends in Silicon Valley – they are two of the most influential mentors to top executives and leaders behind the scenes, with long track records of success. -Joe Lonsdale

There's just nothing to me so invaluable in my business, but in many businesses, as great mentors. -Stanley Druckenmiller

I'm queen of mentorship. -Lena Waithe

Hillary Clinton was a hugely important mentor for me. I don't talk to her every day, but sometimes mentorship means being able to watch somebody's leadership from afar. -Reshma Saujani

I believe in the power of peer mentorship. When I learned how to ask for a raise, how to fire someone, how to deal with a board challenge – I didn't get that from mentors like Hillary Clinton. I got that from women who were my friends and who had already done the thing that I was doing. -Reshma Saujani

I've been very, very lucky because I've had so many great mentors. -Bobby Kotick

People think you can find a mentor by walking up to somebody and saying, 'Hey, be my mentor,' or by sending an e-mail to someone you've never e-mailed before and saying, 'Hey, I want you to mentor me.' But, mentorship really happens in rooms that you're actually in. -Luvvie Ajayi

We need to do a better job of mentorships and role models to bring other young women along so that there's more women in our boardrooms, there's more women here in the United States Senate and in Congress. I think there's an important role for women to play. -Catherine Cortez-Masto

Because I didn't go to graduate school or have mentorship out of college, meeting other playwrights and developing those friendships as a result of being a 'grown up' playwright – that's become an essential community for me. My contemporaries are all my mentors whether they know it or not. -Stephen Karam

You need to be really great at your job. You need a strong network of peers, and you need a strong network of mentors. -Caroline Ghosn

It's a must to continually stay alert and aware because ideas come from everywhere. And beyond relying on your fine-tuned radar to pick up on the next inspiration, consider seeking mentors. -Caroline Ghosn

Our members are constantly telling us that the guidance they received from Levo's mentors has helped them negotiate a raise, ask for more responsibility, build their resume, and more. -Caroline Ghosn

A lot of the magic that is behind success can be unlocked through mentorships. Mentorships are a fundamental part of the success equation. -Caroline Ghosn

Ninety percent of my mentors have been male, most of them with very little in common with me on a personal level – from life experience, work experience, backgrounds, etc. -Ory Okolloh

It's so important to seek out mentors and knowledge from those who have come before you, and I don't think I would be where I am today, both professionally and personally, without each and every mentor who helped me along the way. -Lauren Bush

Programs that encourage mentorship, workshops that teach women how to self advocate, and even employee resource groups that are focused on women in the workplace are all very powerful outlets that foster safe-space conversations. -Belinda Johnson

Most of my mentors in my early career were men; I'm happy to see today the partnership between the newer generation coming through and more senior women leaders helping others advance their careers. -Belinda Johnson

Keira Knightley remains one of my mentors. I absolutely love her and will turn to her for industry advice or reassurance or validation at any time. She is very classy and elegant and lovely. I have a bit of a woman-crush on Keira. -Ella Purnell

I can create as many programs and mentorships and scholarships as I want, but it doesn't change the environment in which our youth are growing up in. -Malcolm Jenkins

Government and companies working together to support parents, teachers, and mentors within the community can give kids a strong background in financial literacy. -Malcolm Jenkins

I do believe that mentorship is something I did not get in school, and I don't think it exists in school in a sufficient way. -Adam Neumann

There has been an intention since day one that it's as important to us that we build profits as much as we build a wonderful culture and a lasting legacy of a great company. We've created this inclusive environment that's very thoughtful in terms of how we can create allyship, how we create mentorship, and what kind of voices are heard. -Julia Hartz

I grew up with great mentors in my life who helped me become the singer I am today. -Dianne Reeves

I've been so lucky, with incredible mentors along the way, that now I need to be that for someone else. -Audra McDonald

I fundamentally believe that no one can teach you how to write – finding out how to write a story is part of the process of creating a story – but you can really learn through exposure to different writing, to different art forms, to different modes of storytelling, and with mentors who are able to get you to step outside your comfort zone. -Uzodinma Iweala

I've had great writing teachers and mentors and great success with my first book. -Uzodinma Iweala

I've found that having role models and mentors who I resonate with is so important – a lot of people have so many questions and may not know where to go to get answers or may not have someone who can relate enough to even answer in the first place. -Rana el Kaliouby

I've been blessed to have a lot of mentors in my life that just have been good people and hard workers. Jae Crowder is one of them; Jimmy Butler is one of them. -Jaylen Brown

I was nurtured by Ralph Farquhar and then, later, by Sara Finney-Johnson and Vida Spears, two black women. So, I actually was nurtured by my culture, in a safe environment that allowed me to build my confidence. And Debbie Allen was one of my mentors, along with Stan Lathan. -Mara Brock Akil

I like to tell people that I have some of the biggest mentors in the world… they just don't know I exist. Dave Ramsey, Sara Blakely, Oprah, Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard – I've learned everything I know from their wisdom through books, podcasts and conferences. -Rachel Hollis

Gerald Wilson was one of my mentors: he was in his nineties before he passed and, literally, every time I saw him, he'd be like, 'Man, Kamasi, I've got this new thing! Nobody ever heard anything like this before!' It's amazing hanging out with somebody that was born in 1918. -Kamasi Washington

There would be no Mauro Ranallo in MMA, or maybe even period, to be truly honest with you… without Bas Rutten's friendship, mentorship, and just belief in my talents. -Mauro Ranallo

Maybe you don't know how to do something at work. Instead of asking the boss or seeking someone as a mentor, you might not want to show them your ignorance. So, you're depriving yourself of this learning and mentorship. All of these ways are ways that a fixed mindset will hold you back. -Carol S. Dweck

When I earned my diploma from the University of Virginia in the spring of 2000, it never occurred to me before my senior year to worry too seriously about my post-graduation prospects. Indeed, most of my professors, advisors, and mentors reinforced this complacency. -Kim Brooks

If a negative atmosphere pervades where you live or work, go elsewhere. Seek out friends, business associates, and mentors with positive attitudes who share your goals and best interests. -Richard M. DeVos

My personal narrative – I was lucky early on in my career to have some really strong mentors. I didn't realize it at the time, but that's what really built me up. -Sal Khan

No one goes on a direct path, even though it sometimes feels like your peers might be racing ahead. Everyone's trying to figure it out. But if you just put yourself out there, step out of your comfort zone, establish yourself in terms of skills, mentorship, but leave space for your passions, then you're going to turn out pretty well. -Sal Khan

I learned from my peers, and I learned from doing projects, and I learned from mentors, but I learned very little from lectures, and I've talked about how little I attended them. -Sal Khan

I was blessed to have the guys at Bear Stearns as mentors. They taught me a lot, but most of all, they taught me that there's nothing wrong with selling if you're selling the right product to the right person. -Chris Gardner

Ultimately, mentorship plays such a big role in breaking directors that successful male directors tend to reach the helping hand to guys who remind them of themselves. We need more women directors so they can reach out to girls who remind them of themselves. -Nina Jacobson

Any rookie that can develop a mentorship with a former quarterback like Jim Kelly, it's going to be huge. -Josh Allen

If you get a chance to coach against one of your mentors, and a guy that taught you almost kind of the foundation of what you know about this game, I think it would be a fun, humbling opportunity. -Sean McVay

I grew up learning from guys like Ron Simmons and Owen Hart. They were like mentors to me, so I was able to embrace what they taught me, and I think I did alright. -Mark Henry

'One Minute Mentoring' is written in the parable style Spencer Johnson and I popularized in 'The One Minute Manager.' It's an entertaining story about the mentorship between a young salesperson, Josh, and a seasoned executive named Diane. As the characters learn about mentoring, so does the reader. -Ken Blanchard

William Regal is one of my mentors, and I had been talking with him the whole time I have been away from WWE. -Drew McIntyre

One of my mentors schooled me on branding before it was a cliche term in the game. -Nipsey Hussle

The best piece of advice I've received is find a mentor, but also mentor others. You have two hands, so reach up, look for as many mentors as you can to get where you want to go, but never forget that you have another hand, and you have to reach down and lift others up, too. -Eric Swalwell

I was very fortunate to have several mentors in my life that believed in my ability on the football field. It was their support that made me believe that I could do it, too. -Zach Ertz

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