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Decorated veteran talks about new role in supporting the next generation

Written by William Wagasy, Board of Advisors, Trauma Assistance Program for Survivors

A Navy SEAL from 2002 to 2012, I had three deployments to Iraq under my belt and had just finished a year-long deployment to Afghanistan when I returned … Read the rest

A mentor at every stage: What Kobe Bryant learned from composer John Williams

Written by Rina Raphael, Fast Company

In 1998, a teenage Kobe Bryant was lifting weights in Gold’s Gym in Venice, Calif. when his phone rang. He answered his brick-sized Nextel phone to hear a shocking statement on the other line: … Read the rest

What an unexpected diagnosis can tell us about mentoring

by Jean Rhodes

None of the specialists at the U. of Chicago medical center could pinpoint the source of Phil’s chronic back pain. Months of appointments, batteries of tests, and several unsuccessful treatments had culminated in a referral to the … Read the rest

Fareed Zakaria recalls the two men who provided a world of inspiration in his childhood

Fareed_zakaria_2007Chapter 19 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Fareed Zakaria, an Indian-born American journalist, author and host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS recalls the two … Read the rest

Bill Russell: We are nothing without our mentors

If not for George Powles, I would have never played basketball.

A mentor who changed my life.

Who was George Powles?

The year was 1949

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

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