Monroe College Event Mentors NYC Males: Third Annual Male Empowerment Kick-Off

Monroe College Event Mentors NYC Males: Third Annual Male Empowerment Kick-Off

Confession: the 8:00 a.m. start time for mentors on a work day was not easy, even if the orange juice was delicious. The good news? Monroe College’s Third Annual Male Empowerment Event was well worth the trouble. 100 young males from disconnected neighborhoods gathered for what could only be described as a “role model day.” A diverse group of professional men showed up bright and early and ready to share any insights, tips, and even humor with boys who more often than not, weren’t privy to one on one time with...

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Back to Cali! Awesome speech at Merritt College!

Back to Cali! Awesome speech at Merritt College!

I enjoyed speaking at Merritt College in Oakland California this weekend. Our future leaders were in the audience, which is always a plus. True to form, there is one thing never gets old when you travel: California. Oakland despite popular stereotypes is largely a beautiful city. There are some rough parts but they are much smaller than you would think. The newly renovated downtown was beautiful and gleaming with a blue collar energy mixed with california flair. Did I mention the crabcakes at Scott’s Seafood? Wow! Speaking to...

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Me and my mentee at his first baseball game.

Me and my mentee at his first baseball game.

Me and my mentee at his first baseball game. Even though I’m a Yanks fan and he likes the Mets, seeing his face light up as we walked through the bullpen entrance reminded me why I love mentoring. So for tonight only, Go Mets!

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Great website profiles stories of women and their great mentors!

Great website profiles stories of women and their great mentors!

      Need inspiration, check out the stories section of Wing to Wing Mentoring program. It contains real stories of women who benefited from mentors. I like that these stories are specific enough that you can get a “feel” for how mentoring...

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An Icon in Mentoring: Susan Taylor.

An Icon in Mentoring: Susan Taylor.

Today I had the pleasure of spending some time with past editor of Essence Magazine  #SusanTaylor at a #mentoring event hosted by American Express’s Black Employee Network (B.E.N.) Three words. So much wisdom! She has been making a huge impact with her National Cares Mentoring Movement. Her most powerful statement of the night? “Sometimes you have to give yourself to yourself, before you can give yourself away.” Truly Powerful. P.S. If you’ve never meet her, she may be one of the most down to earth people you will...

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Happy National Mentor Month…From India?

Happy National Mentor Month…From India?

  That’s Right! 3 mentor tips live from the Taj Mahal India. Booyah! What else is one to do when visiting one of the wonders of the world during National Mentor Month? *Kanye Shrug* Bonus...

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