How am I a mentor? It is my belief that the one becomes a mentor not through traditional academia or by “studying,” but by experiencing life’s “school.” It is connected to thought leadership, humanity, interpersonal skills and communication. Mobilizing these talents combined with life experience makes mentoring the most effective. I have personally experienced a number of personal, family and professional transitions spanning several decades. While no single person can claim to be an expert in life, aren’t we all striving for it?
Over several decades, I have enjoyed and gained the trust and confidence of all kinds of people. Through this, I discovered many parallels between mentoring and advisory, the most defining and significant being the element of human contact. They are all about the relationship and humanity. In fact, the human dimension of the relationship and the empathy that often emerges is another way to be a consigliere.