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A Mile In Our Shoes: Helping At-Risk Youth Find An Alternative Path

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

Gunshots and police sirens served as my alarm clock. I didn't think I would survive. I didn't think I would make it to 18. I was afraid I would end up just like my dad. Fortunately, my mother was there to provide the discipline I needed.

I've Interviewed Hundreds of 'Dropouts.' Most Are Heartbreaking. This One Is a Real Success Story.

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

Arlene was lucky enough to have a supportive family and to find a perfect stranger who asked her why she was crying in front of a school that wouldn't let her back in, who showed her how to take online classes and get the credits she needed to graduate.

Are You Really A Coach?

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

These days there are a lot of folks out there referring to themselves as coaches. There are business coaches, life coaches, spiritual coaches, financial coaches, and the list goes on and on.

The Importance of Finding the Right Mentor

Nellie Akalp | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

If there's one thing I've learned over my career as an entrepreneur it's that good things are rarely accomplished alone. Success often hinges on getting the right advice or support from the right people.

Six Lessons Learned Working for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

One of the most formative experiences of my personal and professional journey has been working for Malcolm Turnbull. I still recall our first meeting in mid-2003 as if it were yesterday, and I'm immensely grateful for the invaluable experience and subsequent lessons learned working for him.

The Unthinkable Lives of So Many Black Boys: Where Are the Caring Adults?!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?

Baseball From the Lower End of the Lineup

Rebecca Stoufis | Posted 07.23.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Stoufis

A long time ago, I cheered for my adorable smiling preschooler as he hit the tee, and finally the ball after his fifth swing. The following year, I asked Nikolas if he'd like to play T-ball again and he replied, "No, baseball is a waste of my life." A few years passed and Nikolas announced he'd like to give the sport another try.

The Ultimate Guide To Finding A Mentor

James Altucher | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
James Altucher

After my dad went into a permanent coma I had to take his car back to the dealership and hand them the keys. They wanted to know what happened and I couldn't talk. I couldn't sign papers. I was shaking.

Mentoring Each Other

Dorothy Howe Kelley | Posted 05.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dorothy Howe Kelley

Mentoring. After seven years... here is what I have figured out. It is everything I thought it would be and conversely nothing I thought it would be....

3 Essential Habits for Advising Entrepreneurs

Alex Budak | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Alex Budak

Why are some people truly amazing mentors while others -- even with years of experience -- fail to contribute? I believe that anyone can be a great mentor, so read on for three ways you can become the mentor that entrepreneurs dream of.

My Friendship and Journey With Albert Maysles

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

My friend, my supporter, my colleague -- whom I shared so many deeply personal stories with, as he shared stories of his life with me -- was leaving this world. I would no longer be able to call him, to see him or speak with him.

Rinkins Report: Non-Profit Executive Challenges Black Men to Be Mentors

Zach Rinkins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Black Voices
Zach Rinkins

Gale Nelson grew up in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from the University of Toledo as a recipient of the coveted Coca Cola "We Mean Business Scholarship" in 1992. Armed with a newly-minted Corporate Finance degree, Nelson had big dreams to cash in on Wall Street.

Parting Shots -- A Boy and His Hometown Hero

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Heather Gillis-Harris

Our existence, the choices we make -- they matter. Sometimes we may never know the impact we have. That the simple act of playing basketball with heart and passion can forever alter another's life.

The Power of Youth Voice

John Gomperts | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
John Gomperts

Youth voice has always been vital to social and political change in America. From the civil rights marches in Selma that we remember this month to recent presidential elections, youth voice has the power to change the course of the nation.

Changing Your Major Late in the Game: You Can Do It!

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Roughly 80% of students change their majors at least once during the course of their four years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. College helps you decide what kind of person you are and the career best suited for you.

Former CEO Inspires Change and Gives Back in Retirement

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Last summer, I received a call asking if I would be interested in being mentored by a former CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. A trusted colleague of mine had a friend who was starting a business called My Next Season, designed to transition executives and CEOs out of their corporate positions and into a meaningful retirement phase.

9 Characteristics of a Good Mentoring Relationship

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

I have awesome mentors that inspire me and hold me accountable and I also happen to have awesome mentees who are enthusiastic about learning and are like my extended family.

Wearing Dad Jeans and Other Premium Benefits of Mentoring a Young Gay Man

Del Ray Zimmerman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Del Ray Zimmerman

My own early years acclimating as a gay man carry some of the deepest wounds of my life. For a while, I sacrificed my education, carried shame about my sexuality, made horrible dating choices, and looked for my self-esteem in the nightclubs. Now I have a deep and visceral need to give Griffin the advice and friendship from an older gay man that I didn't have.

29 Years Later

Todd Felderstein | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Todd Felderstein

Boa Smith has turned the page. After 29 years behind bars for a deadly crime she says she didn't commit, Boa is in love with life and grateful to finally interact with all of the many pleasures that nature has to offer.

The Significance of Options and Perspective

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

It's hard to keep perspective. Often we are able to look at the situations of others and make smart, well-thought analytical decisions for them, but when it comes to ourselves we don't apply the same filter or lens.

Redefining the Good Life at Work

Shelley Zalis | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Shelley Zalis

It was my first real moment of clarity and began my journey to finding what the good life at work meant for me. I taught myself to never work to live and to never have regrets. Think forward in your life, and if you're going to regret missing something, don't do it.

Do You Order the Cheapest Thing on the Menu?

Elena Lipson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Style
Elena Lipson

When you truly deeply and unwaveringly feel the power of self-worth and self-love flowing towards yourself, you won't have that internal negotiation about ordering what you really want. You won't put yourself last on the list.

5 Myths Women Are Told About The Workplace

Dee Poku-Spalding | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Dee Poku-Spalding

I got to a really good place in my career. And then, reality set in. I plateaued, I had no personal life and I was exhausted by the late hours and the daily grind of navigating corporate culture.

10 Dares To Take In Your 20s

Gail Sheehy | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Gail Sheehy

Married at 23, a mother at 24, and blindsided by divorce at 28, I found myself struggling, like many young women I meet today, to strike a balance between my personal life and my career.

The Search for Anti-Mentors

William Irvine | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

In my previous post, I explained what mentors are and how they differ from teachers and coaches. I also said that we 21st century Stoics will be on th...