January is Mentor Recognition Month and Woman to Woman Mentoring, an organization very near and dear to my heart, is celebrating in a very big way. Next Thursday, January 21st they are hosting an Honor Your Mentor evening at Nido’s Restaurant, downtown Frederick.
I was one of the individuals interviewed to talk about who mentored me in an inspiring video series. To be truthful, I strugged with the label of ‘mentor.” Unlike today, mentoring in the past was not as formal as it is today and it is organizations like the Woman to Woman Mentoring Organization who have put this important relationship front and center.
The reality is that although I did not have one person who met with me on a regular basis, who served as a champion for my long career, I did have many people in my life who influenced me greatly. They are people who did not necessarily teach me how to be a business owner, a dynamic keynote presenter, trainer, or facilitator, rather people who taught me how to be a good person, an involved parent, an overcomer, a continual student, a blessing to others. To me, that’s the heart and soul of what mentoring is about.
In honor and recognition to some of those people, view my video as I present my responses to the all-important question, “who mentored you?”
Want to get involved in mentoring or recognize the special people who were your influencers? Check us out and join us Thursday, January 21st. I promise you will be inspired.